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Well, since you say you want to try something new, I think you just figured it out by yourself.;)

The 636 is about as new and cutting-edge as it gets right now. The $1500 price raise for the Gixxer sure isn't worth it since you already had a Gixxer and now want to test the field. I would go with the 6R (or at least take it for a test ride) and see what you think.

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My closest riding buddy's got a 2002 GSX-R750 and we've run them a lot together and swapped 'em too... lemme know what kinda questions you have and maybe I can give some input.

"Keep yer feet on the pegs and your right hand cranked."
 

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i was thinking of what bike i should get. i want a 750 and a 636 but cant decide which one. i crashed my 00 750, and heard a lot of good stuff about the 636. the price difference between the 2 is about 1500. i loved my gix, but i kinda want to try something new. now that i have a chance to do something different i cant decide.
 

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i wanna know how it feels in mid and high, because my gix would pull hard. i was doing third gear wheelies on the freeway at about 80 stock (with a half tank though). i like the way the zx6r loks, but i love the way the gix rides and handles. the thing also is that there is a girl in my life and she wants me to get the red zx6r so bad. im so confused. i know what you guys are prob thinking, but im sure you all understand where im coming from.

[image]http://www.gixxer.com/uploads/PIC_7076.jpg[/image]
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OUCH!

Well, the girl in your life has the right idea. She has good color taste, too!:D

If you like the way the Gixxer handles, then you are going to be elated with the way the 6R handles.;) You won't find quite as much pull on the 6R, though. It's not going to be a drastic difference, but it will be a noted one.
 

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The 6R revs up quicker, but the old "no replacement for displacement" catches up. I actually pull a couple bike lengths against the Gixxer when we roll on, but because the 6R revs up quicker I'm shifting when the Gixxer is just winding out so he ends up passing me through the gears. The Gixxer just has more peak power and you can't overcome that in a straight line, although I come a lot closer than any of my R6 or pre-2003 6R buddies do against him. As for handling, the 6R feels like a scalpel... it goes left-right transitions WAY quicker than the Gixxer. It's just much sharper and seems smaller, more like a 250 2-stroke.

The 6R is sharper and more focussed, the 750 just plain has more nuts in a straight line. Side by side, hard to argue - the 6R looks better. It's the trickest-looking bike around imo. Gixxer looks good, 6R looks newer, fresher, more hardcore. Both great bikes, what can I say.

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A popular german bike magazin (sorry, no link - only printed) rated the 6R over the Gixxer. They said though the Suzi has a little more power, the 6R handling and brakes a much better. Well, both bikes are very nice racers, but personally I'd never buy a Suzuki.
 
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