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I understand, from what I've read, that the ZZR600 is considered a sport touring bike. How well does it do in that capacity? Anyone out there ever TOURED on one of these machines?
 

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Yeah, and TNT is a mild explosive.

The touring part is just a feeble attempt at trying to keep insurance rates lower so they'll be able to sell more. BTW the insurance cos are not buying it .
 

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Fair enough. Now, keeping in mind that I've ridden up the coast highway in Ca. on a Yamaha R5 350, I've done a 2500 mile trip on an old Yamaha 650 twin, ridden through Death Valley Ca. on a 1972 Honda 500 four, and toured the southwest on a Honda 900F, what is it about the 600 that keeps it from being able to tour?
 

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samurai01us said:
Fair enough. Now, keeping in mind that I've ridden up the coast highway in Ca. on a Yamaha R5 350, I've done a 2500 mile trip on an old Yamaha 650 twin, ridden through Death Valley Ca. on a 1972 Honda 500 four, and toured the southwest on a Honda 900F, what is it about the 600 that keeps it from being able to tour?
Don't want to lead you astray, the bike is a capable tourer in that it will certainly be able to make long trips the problem is the comfort aspect. A bike with an "R" ( Racing ! ) in it's name doesn't offer long distance comfort as a priority. Depends on the rider of course, if you're mid-sized or smaller, young and flexible well then you may not have a problem with multi hour rides on it. Obviously if you're 6'4" and over 200 pounds and not as flexible as Gumby, well I would imagine rider fatigue as a major issue to consider before a long trip.
 

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Well, that puts it in better perspective. You're right, of course. Almost any bike can be used for touring, depending upon the rider's persistence (as was the case with me, way back when, on my old Yam 650 twin). But after 100 miles or so, it doesn't matter what the bike looks like, who makes it, or how cool your friends think you look, all you want at that time is a bike that will cut it. Especially if you're looking at another 1,000 miles or so to go. Thanks for the input.
 

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ZZR600

NO SLOUCH of a bike! It may be a 599cc bike but it has twin air ram Induction 4 ea 36mm semi-downdraft carbs...120 and 160/ V 17" tires it's a PERFORMANCE bike, in sheeps clothing!
 
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