I've been riding a Ninja 650. Plan on keeping it as I really like it, but I am tempted by a super sports Does anyone have experience moving from a 650 to ZX-6R ? What was the learning curve ?
There is no learning curve, it is just getting used to the new bike.
I have a thread going on about this.
The bike will be :
-More uncomfortable, and you will never truly get used to it but you will get used to be uncomfortable.
-Brake much better.
-Be more jumpy (suspension wise)
-much more uncomfortable for the passenger and for you when you have a passenger
-use a bit more gas
-be a bit less powerful on the bottom rpms and double as fast once it gets passed 11k rpms and really take off at 14k to 17k (about 50% faster than the 650 at full throttle)
-smoother with less vibration.
-a thief magnet.
-better shifting with less clunky components.
-more exposed to the wind for the rider and passenger.
It is really not an"upgrade" it is a different bike , it is like jumping from a cruiser to a 650 and say that you are upgrading.
If you really like what you ride now as far as comfort but want more power with a better sounding engine then look no further than a Ninja 1000 (not the super sport) you can find a 2012 model now for 10k out the door easy,get the green , you will never get another bike in your life.
Get the Zx6 if you are planning to do track days and race people on the track.
There you go.