Going from 1000 to 600

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  1. Liddell98

    Liddell98 Member

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    Hi guys, so I've now been racing for just over a year and a half in Scotland. I finished the runner up in super cup championship (Clubman) last year.

    I had a 2015 fireblade as my road bike, I turned this into my track bike to race, many people said I was off my head starting on a big bike, but i just went for it, and obviously done well. I'm now looking to start getting into road racing, but you cant start on a big bike, so I have opted for an r6.

    Was out the other day at Knockhill on it for my first real test, felt good but boy was I slow! Could only get into the 57s which would have me finishing almost last in a race weekend, I've done a 52.9 on my fireblade, so I was hoping to try and get as close to this as I could, but clearly miles away!! I'm pretty small at 5ft 6 and weight just under 9 stone, so I thought the smaller big would suit me better, although maybe I just need more seat time.

    Any advice on going from the bigger bike to the smaller 600? I think I need to be aggressive with the throttle, just open to any good advice.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Wozza

    Wozza Elite Member

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    Hi mate you've said it above got to be agressive on the throttle and live above 10k revs most of the time and a gear lower but then great throttle control not to sure lastest R6 has electronics aids ...
     
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  3. Muffking

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    I've gone from 1000 to 500 on certain tracks where the litre advantage just isn't there, such as with Mallory. You have to forget riding it like a 1000 and take advantage of the lighter weight, later braking and faster cornering to maintain momentum.

    It's made me better on the 1000 though and appreciate it even more now I know how much more punishment the tyres will take under braking and acceleration.
     
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  4. Fwsock

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    Gotta do wot u can’t on a thou. Ride the f in wheels of it. Thrash to death, cack handed with the throttle, late brakes, rear off the ground, sideways in, everything u can’t do on a thou. Do it with a 6!!! Enjoy. I had 20+years on a 6 and 3 years in and only now starting to take the piss on my beloved thou :D:D:D ps might even break 55s up the wet hill
     
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  5. robinh73

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    Glad to hear you are enjoying the racing, just a shame the whole Covid thing has put a bit of a halt on things. As for the 600, it is a case of later on the brakes, carrying a bit more speed and getting on the gas sooner. The R6 is a superb bit of kit, loved mine, just didn't feel I fitted it as well as the GSXR, but they are superb and the numbers of them being raced is a testament to that. I had a 2010 also and it was such a reliable bike, but you have to really ride it to get the most out of it. For me, the ideal racing route is something like mini twin/CB500, then 600 and finally 1000. I loved the 600s so much and did not as much racing on them as I did on the big bikes. What spec is the engine in it?
     
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