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    Best "entry level" track specific bike

    Ive been throwing around the idea of doing some track days, and wanted opinions and advice for a beginner track bike. This is something for further along in the future, but wanted to get sound advice in case i came across a deal on a bike. Was searching yesterday on the CMRA forums and found some cool stuff, ranging from 2-5 grand. Im 31 years old, fairly athletic/fit, 5'10", 175 pounds. I rode a GSXR-600 on the street for a number of years, as well as raced motocross for many years. I know this is completely different than laying it over in corners and such on a track. I came across the SV-650 as well as others, but am curious as to what size bike is best for a beginner rider. Thanks for the insight.

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    for modern sport bikes my old school pic was always the FZR400 but the fact they are rare now coupled with the fact that the SV650 and EX500 is now in most of the same classes and kicks the FZR400s teeth in makes it no longer the case. So Ex500 or SV650.

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    How's the little Beezer coming along?

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    Geets, it takes quite a bit of motor work to get a GS500 to out perform a superstock legal FZR400. BUt the SV650 basically ended the fun for FZR400 riiders.

    Still one of my all time favorite sportbikes. As a matter of fact, when I bought my R6 it was because I wanted a bike that revved to 15K and handled like the 400, but had 600cc power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackC View Post
    How's the little Beezer coming along?
    Hey Jack, good to hear from you.

    It needs about 1-2 days of work and a new battery. Nothing major, i just need time. School is kicking my ass this semester and the only day i have set aside for it is sundays, but since my daughter started soccer she's had games on those days. Now, outdoor is over and indoor started, so she plays on saturdays and practices on sundays.

    I could probably stop being a little bitch and just make time for it though. Hope you're doing well and not freezing to death.
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    A superstock SV650. It is a better bike than most people are rider. You can build one for under $3k or buy one already done for under 2K. It is easy on tires, brakes and the rider. I don't think that most people will go faster on a Superbike SV than they will on a superstock one.
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    I recently secured myself an FZR400 for a similar purpose though was also considering the SV650, an interesting 400 came along so I went with it. I've not received it yet though will post more about it when I have it and have spent some time on it.

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    Go for the twin. The way a twin launches out of a corner is the best feeling ever. I would get an sv or an 90's air-cooled 2 valve ducati. You'll have so much fun

    Not to poo poo on vintage racing... it is fun.... but the race tires and the money is almost the same if not cheaper for the modern stuff. The performance you will have from a bone stock sv or ducati will run you a crapload of money and development time with an old cb.
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    Here is one that might be interesting for you

    2002 Suzuki SV 650
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    Quote Originally Posted by franky996 View Post
    Here is one that might be interesting for you

    2002 Suzuki SV 650
    If somebody wanted a track bike, they would be a really big dope not to get this one.
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