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That's right.
The race ready ZX6RR will cost $10,000!

Comes with Over exhaust and rearsets, painted race bodywork, 520 chain kit, braided lines, mild engine work, track ready suspension, pre-drilled bolts ect....

Ready to race. No lights, ignition or in anyway street legal. Matter of fact, it can't be registered.

90% it's next years track weapon of choice. Should have it by February :D
 

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Can't be registered. Hot **** finally the factories are making the bikes for their only intended purpose. But why buy a 10,000 for a 600 when the busa slightly used is less than that.
 

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Well you can get the zx-12 for around that same price and condition.
 

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If you want to race the bike, in any sort of event you have restrictions on the displacement of the bikes (cc's) plus not everybody wants a busa or a zx-12r. the 600 will handle better than those higher displacement bikes.
 

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yeah but I just can't imagine spending 10 G on a factory bike. Dumpind 10 G into one sounds much better to me.
 

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I have a friend who dumped over $15,000 into a '03 CBR600RR. His bike can blow my ZX9R away even in a straight line. Plus, have you ever raced a busa? Those things are only good for going fast in a straight line.
 

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Hey, I like Suzuki's, check out my website:
www.rocknjapan.com

I understand the questions but paying $10,000 for a new race bike from a Kawasaki Satellite Team is a real deal. Imagine a race prepped, AMA Supersport ready, Yoshimura 600 for the same price.
The factories here in Japan have that arrangement.

As for pouring 10K into the bike, that wouldn't make any sense cause the bike would no longer be legal for MFJ (Japanese AMA) Supersport racing.

As for a big engined bike. Not my cup of tea.
I've been racing 600's so long that when I ride a liter race bike, I can literally feel the motor still wanting to go straight while the rest of the bike begins the turn. :lol:
Too much work! but to those who love em.... just go right ahead. 8)
Craig
 

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nathan600r said:
yeah but I just can't imagine spending 10 G on a factory bike. Dumping 10 G into one sounds much better to me.
Buying a homologation (however it is spelled) for 10K is actually on the cheap side IMHO.

Ducati has there 749R race bike for only 20K and then you spend another 10k to make the engine the best it can be.
 

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I don't understand why they don't have the same deals there.

Seems most American club racers have to buy street bikes and then mod them for the track.

So much easier and cheaper to buy straight from the factory with no street parts (@$6,000) and then have knowledgeable satellite teams (with shared factory info) set up the bike to go racing.
IMHO: Dollar for dollar, modified street bikes can't match a concerted satellite team effort.

Ya know.... The 1000's have no restrictions in Japan Superbike so they come from the factory with modified engines, exhaust and suspension already.
For instance, a CBR1000RR costs around $9,500 and that includes the larger racing radiator. Total when it's done by a race shop is around $12,500.

It's obvious the logistics path for the race shops is much shorter being here in Japan. Must be too hard to set-up something similar in another country. Or maybe not enough racing customers.
Craig
 

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It's been awhile!

My "white version" ZX6RR has seen its fair share of track time. Here's a vid from Motegi-
http://www.rocknjapan.com/Motegi full lap.wmv

I went back a month later and accomplished a couple of things-
1. Got into the 2'06 lap times.
2. Forced the need for an engine overhaul after just six months of track use :-x

The ZX isn't perfect but it's leaps ahead of the 2001 GSXR600 I had. (Except in ease of maintenance and gearbox reliability)

Enjoy-
 

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It's been awhile!

My "white version" ZX6RR has seen its fair share of track time. Here's a vid from Motegi-
http://www.rocknjapan.com/Motegi full lap.wmv

I went back a month later and accomplished a couple of things-
1. Got into the 2'06 lap times.
2. Forced the need for an engine overhaul after just six months of track use :-x

The ZX isn't perfect but it's leaps ahead of the 2001 GSXR600 I had. (Except in ease of maintenance and gearbox reliability)

Enjoy-
Gotta love Motegi. Sadly, the only time I've ever driven it is playing GT4........
 
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