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May 3rd 2018, 10:19 PM   #16
 cjohns's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Moscow, Idaho

  ZX450r
Here's something else to consider.

If you're looking for a bike you can both start out on, and then advance into some faster classes, I'd look at finding a used 600, and kill a cylinder.

Turn the bike into a triple for starters. Several ways to do this, some fairly easy, some a little more difficult.

Used, well set up 600's are common track/race bikes, and fairly easy to find.

Crippled 600's make around 70-80 HP. Very similar to a built SV650, but with a much better base to start with. Think slipper clutch, track ready suspension, low cost on tire usage, very usable horsepower, great brakes, and the bike can be easily turned back to a 600 (depending on the conversion) when you feel you are ready. Don't have to buy another bike when you want to move up.

450's have tons of classes with OMRRA. WMRRA has recently allowed the bike in most of the SV classes.

For much more info, please refer to this:

https://www.450triple.com

and this:

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/r...-triple#page-2

Ridden/raced a 450 for the last 3 years. Much better intro bike than the 250's and 300's IMHO.

Edited by cjohns on May 3rd 2018 at 10:21 PM
May 5th 2018, 11:58 PM   #17
 
  Sep 2017
  Tigard, Oregon

  Tiger 800XCx,Daytona 675,CBR929RR,YZ125
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjohns
Here's something else to consider.

If you're looking for a bike you can both start out on, and then advance into some faster classes, I'd look at finding a used 600, and kill a cylinder.

Turn the bike into a triple for starters. Several ways to do this, some fairly easy, some a little more difficult.

Used, well set up 600's are common track/race bikes, and fairly easy to find.

Crippled 600's make around 70-80 HP. Very similar to a built SV650, but with a much better base to start with. Think slipper clutch, track ready suspension, low cost on tire usage, very usable horsepower, great brakes, and the bike can be easily turned back to a 600 (depending on the conversion) when you feel you are ready. Don't have to buy another bike when you want to move up.

450's have tons of classes with OMRRA. WMRRA has recently allowed the bike in most of the SV classes.

For much more info, please refer to this:

https://www.450triple.com

and this:

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/r...-triple#page-2

Ridden/raced a 450 for the last 3 years. Much better intro bike than the 250's and 300's IMHO.


Thanks for that refresher, my Son was talking about that very thing the other day because one of the guys where he works is doing that. Plus Id heard of it at the OMRRA night at Beaverton motorcycle.
May 24th 2018, 09:50 PM   #18
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  Oct 2016
  Yakima

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Originally Posted by Astair1299
If you're just starting out at track days, you need to buy a Ducati. Get a one with a BIG motor. Make sure it's brand new, with financing you can barely afford. It should be red. Don't forget a clear clutch cover and some Rizoma parts...the more shiny the better.

You'll need an AGV Pista Rossi helmet and full Dainese leathers so everyone knows you're serious.

Most importantly, remember to tuck the front on your out lap at Turn 3.

Good luck!
Ummm... I think I know that guy! Too much of a coincidence not to be!

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