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Jul 14

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scottgsxr says:

600 vs 1000 sportsbike for commute

Hi all!

I am looking to buy a new sportsbike and am trying to weigh up the financial benefits of running a 600cc vs 1000cc.

I do not own a car and use my bike all year round including my 30+mile daily commute, and at least one night a week a ride out.

I am currently running a GSXR 1000 K4 and have nothing but praise for it, about as practical as a superbike can be in my view.

Looking around I can't really see much difference in running costs between 600's and 1000's. For example, tax would be the same unless the bike is a 'true' 600, and the cost of insurance only differs by around £100-£150. Around ten quid a month in real terms.

Others assure me that as far as sportsbikes go a 600cc machine is only marginally more frugal as it needs to be revved harder, but surely when ridden sensibly there must be a big difference in mpg?

Also, is servicing any cheaper?

Aside from the initial cost of purchase is there any real point buying a supersport 600 or would I be best to stick with a 1000cc?

And yes, it does have to be a sportsbike, just my personal preference! And I'm not interested in 750's, or compromises like CBR600F's.

Thanks for any advice!

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Aug 02

Posts: 3292

eatcs01 says:

Sports bike

What's wrong with the K4? Why do you want to sell it?

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Jul 14

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scottgsxr says:

It's not you K4, it's me!

There is nothing wrong with the K4, I just feel like a change.

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Feb 09

Posts: 4781

philehidiot says:


Watching Baron Von Grumble's Vlogs he says that one 1000cc 4 in line is like another.

Unless you were going for something completely mad like a S1000, I don't think there's much point.

A 600cc is unlikely to float your boat.

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