Sean thanks for validating the Great One. 600s are the best buy in motorcycling. More predictions from the great one. 600s will become the premier class in AMA racing. 600s will out sell liter bikes 10 to 1. Eventually some bike makers will slow the development of liter bikes i.e. making new model changes every 4 years instead of the 3 sometimes 2. 600 powerplants will become the base powerplants for a myriad of standards and I dare say sport tourers. In fact bikes eventually will be able to transform themselves from supersports to standard to tourer with just a view adjustments and the subtraction and addition of modular fairings and bags. Unadjustable seating, leg and hand controls will become a thing of the past.
Long live the 600cc based inline fours.
OK frack the fiscal conservatism I want a new ninja now....
Just as I was getting used to my one-month-old 2005 GSX-R600, and even thinking it was a fantastic bike that would never be matched in any important (to me) way by anything else that anyone would be able to buy, along comes Kawasaki... Oh well. Do I regret buying the new penis extension last month? Only because I didn't really have enough money for it. But it is still awesome, even if the new Ninja is faster.
The 600 class is like Ben & Jerrys Ice cream. Which Ben & Jerrys is the best? Hard to say, theyre all so good. The fact that they all exist proves we have it too good, for our own good. With 600s, by the time you figure out which one you want, you could have forgotten how to ride. After a couple weeks of reading road tests, you could end up with something akin to mid-corner, newbie brain-lock. A normal person (nobody, wholl be reading this) could suffer panic attacks, trying to figure out which bike they want. And, neurotics should probably look elsewhere for entertainment, unless they enjoy being heavily medicated. I honestly think that the reason I dont consider 600s has more to do with a nervous mind, than a nervous engine.
Pretty impressive but it won't lure me away from my litre bike. I'm addicted to all of that low-end, "don't care what gear you're in" torque, and the "I dare you to hold the throttle open" top end hit.
More predictions from the Great One: Shoei, Chatterbox and Kawasaki team up for
News Flash 2007 Shoei, Chatterbox and Kawaski team up for the first production OEM heads up display helmet system. The display features speed, rpm, and low fuel warning. In addition the open architecture system provides plug modules for audio and visual alerts from radar detectors, visual and audio directions from gps providers, hands off cell phone operation with noise cancelling microphone located in helmet.
An anti fog visor option is also available. This option uses heating elements in the visor.
I know somebody says this every year and they get proven wrong almost immediately, but ... surely we're getting to the point where these things can't get much better. Unless one of the Big Four figures out how to warp time and space in order to squeeze 300 more cc's into a Supersport displacement, there don't seem to be a lot of obvious performance enhancements that make financial sense in mass produced machines. But of course that's completely discounting the invention of pixie dust-powered 600's.
Re: More predictions from the Great One: Shoei, Chatterbox and Kawasaki team up for
Wonder if I could get "Books on-line" to come up, on the display. That way, I wouldn't get fo bored, riding on the Interstate.
Now, if they could just figure out how to hook all that up to a bike and a Digital-Game-unit, then hook that up to a satalite-feed, we could all spend Sunday afternoons, sitting in our garages, racing, in AMA, and FIM, road racing events.
And (come to think of it) something, like that, would sure help Newbies.