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Now that I am the bikeless wonder. I have found two awesome deals that I am torn between.

05 R6 for a damn good price. It would be paid for and mine clean out.

08 R6 For a damn good price. Same color and model as the one I had. I would have to take out a loan that I could pay off in a year (or sell the four wheeler and own the bike clean out).

I hate making these decisions.

2005 Pros:
It would be paid for.
I could resell it for a profit even a year down the road.
It would be easy and less heart wrenching to turn into a track bike.
Is a proven bike as far as style goes.

2005 Cons:
Don't like the looks as much as the new models.
Blue is not my choice of color.

2008 Pros:
I have tons of parts from my previous 08 I could throw at it.
My favorite color for the R6.
Technology. (slipper clutch, better FI, etc.)
Memories.

2008 Cons:
I'd be torn between a street bike and a track bike.
Not the most comfortable bike to "enjoy" on the street.
Style is most likely about to be "outdated" when the 20012/2013 rolls out.

Added to bring some facts to the thread:

2005 dyno chart


2008 dyno chart


Weights and measurements for both.


 

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get the 05 if you can buy it out right
 

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08 :fact Nothing like a new bike. If you can pay it off in a year... even more reason to get the 08.
 

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Oh wise one. :)

Financially my gut tells me the 05. Desire wise the 08.
Then it's a tough call... common sense says get the '05. But we all know bikes are a lot more of an emotional thing than we realize. You're coming from an '08, arguably the best of it's generation too...

Are you sure you can pay it off in a year, and what would the total interest be? If you can shrug that part off without a problem, you'll never have emotional buyer's remorse with the '08... the '05 may not tug at the heart strings the same way, even if it's paid in full.
 

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I love my 08... just sayin'
 

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A years not bad! If your sure you can hit that mark and financially you can manage easily, I would say the 08.
I can manage it. I never consider a financial issue without very careful thought and consideration. Even small purchases.

Then it's a tough call... common sense says get the '05. But we all know bikes are a lot more of an emotional thing than we realize. You're coming from an '08, arguably the best of it's generation too...

Are you sure you can pay it off in a year, and what would the total interest be? If you can shrug that part off without a problem, you'll never have emotional buyer's remorse with the '08... the '05 may not tug at the heart strings the same way, even if it's paid in full.
The financial aspect is not a big worry. I just have other things that I could use the money for, but a year as said isn't terrible. It's not going to strap me by any means if that is in question.

You bring a valid point with the emotional issue. I used to hop of my 08 and stare at it as I walked away...completely in love.

The 05 was the best of it's generation as well. I've never ridden one so that is why I am torn. Could be an awesome bike that would make me just as happy in the saddle. Just not off the saddle looking at it.

So it's like this. Which is better...a BEAUTIFUL escort that cost $500.00 a night or an escort that is passable and just as good in the sack for free? :D
 

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'08 Liquid Silver FTMFW!!

C'mon, you know this maaaaaan.
 

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I can manage it. I never consider a financial issue without very careful thought and consideration. Even small purchases.



The financial aspect is not a big worry. I just have other things that I could use the money for, but a year as said isn't terrible. It's not going to strap me by any means if that is in question.

You bring a valid point with the emotional issue. I used to hop of my 08 and stare at it as I walked away...completely in love.

The 05 was the best of it's generation as well. I've never ridden one so that is why I am torn. Could be an awesome bike that would make me just as happy in the saddle. Just not off the saddle looking at it.

So it's like this. Which is better...a BEAUTIFUL escort that cost $500.00 a night or an escort that is passable and just as good in the sack for free? :D
I think I'm the wrong person to ask... :sing




















































Having done both of both (each bike and type of "friend") but not having to pay for any of the experiences, I would have paid the premium in both cases... :fact
 

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I think I'm the wrong person to ask... :sing







Having done both of both (each bike and type of "friend") but not having to pay for any of the experiences, I would have paid the premium in both cases... :fact

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Your experiences are duly noted and appreciated...in both aspects...I think? :dunce: :lmao
 

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I'd go with the 05 for the following reasons:

1. Do you really want to fall into debt and be stuck paying payments that can otherwise go toward tweaking your bike, or paying for other necessities you mentioned?

I've only heard, and even experienced, negatives out of taking a loan for this sport. Either you've got the cash or you don't, especially with the times we're living in.

2. The new model will be released soon enough, might as well buy the 05 now and save up for a new one down the road.

3. The 05 was ranked as one of the best bikes out there ALL AROUND, and while the 08 is an improvement over the 06/07, it's still arguably lacking in terms of its overall potential.

So, unless the parts you have left over from your other bike are enough to substitute what you might pay to modify a new bike, and possibly sell some of those parts to pay for your payments, I really don't see the issue in deciding.

The only thing here that I'll agree with the other guys about is that you've already had this bike before and have grown accustom to it, and, that the bike is of newer technology (although I still think it's lacking in terms of its potential, while the 05 isn't).

The money you save from your spare parts will be far overshadowed by your loans in my opinion as well.

Just some food for thought :fact

Either way, good luck and enjoy whichever ride you go with.. or else, what's the point?

EDIT: As mentioned earlier, this would be the more logical thing to do. However, I can tell that you pretty much have your heart set on the 08 and that you might suffer some remorse if you decide otherwise. That being said, see if you can sell all of those spare parts (or other junk you may have that you don't necessarily need) so as to cover the difference. Take that into consideration as well.

I'm hoping your gear factor is already taken care of though, or else that just adds another factor to the mix.
 

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i have an 05 track and love it. slipper clutch would be nice though. dont worry about color. if you make it track for the majority of the time, you can paint track plastics silver. :fact. problem solved. 05 it is.
 

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Your experiences are duly noted and appreciated...in both aspects...I think? :dunce: :lmao
:lmao I stated what I did because guys are basically visual creatures... if the lights had to stay off in the case of your escort example, it would be a moot point, right? If you spent all the time on your bike and rarely looked at it, you might be better off with the 2005 (it's also the better streetbike by a very small margin). But you said yourself that you stared at your 08 as you walked away from it... again, the visual thing... for the record, I think both are beautiful, but the purposefulness of the 08 is what makes it exciting for me... practical basis, perhaps... but the excitement is purely emotional.
 

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I'd go with the 05 for the following reasons:

1. Do you really want to fall into debt and be stuck paying payments that can otherwise go toward tweaking your bike, or paying for other necessities you mentioned?

I've only heard, and even experienced, negatives out of taking a loan for this sport. Either you've got the cash or you don't, especially with the times we're living in.

2. The new model will be released soon enough, might as well buy the 05 now and save up for a new one down the road.

3. The 05 was ranked as one of the best bikes out there ALL AROUND, and while the 08 is an improvement over the 06/07, it's still arguably lacking in terms of its overall potential.

So, unless the parts you have left over from your other bike are enough to substitute what you might pay to modify a new bike, and possibly sell some of those parts to pay for your payments, I really don't see the issue in deciding.

The only thing here that I'll agree with the other guys about is that you've already had this bike before and have grown accustom to it, and, that the bike is of newer technology (although I still think it's lacking in terms of its potential, while the 05 isn't).

The money you save from your spare parts will be far overshadowed by your loans in my opinion as well.

Just some food for thought :fact

Either way, good luck and enjoy whichever ride you go with.. or else, what's the point?

EDIT: As mentioned earlier, this would be the more logical thing to do. However, I can tell that you pretty much have your heart set on the 08 and that you might suffer some remorse if you decide otherwise. That being said, see if you can sell all of those spare parts (or other junk you may have that you don't necessarily need) so as to cover the difference. Take that into consideration as well.

I'm hoping your gear factor is already taken care of though, or else that just adds another factor to the mix.
You make some VERY valid points. I appreciate the input. Gear is taken care of and I refuse to put a bike on the road without all the proper attire on.

I myself emotionally am stuck on the 08 as you stated mainly due to becoming accustom to it. Out of curiosity, have you had the chance to ride a 08 or up? Time to do a little more number crunching. I hate wasting money.

i have an 05 track and love it. slipper clutch would be nice though. dont worry about color. if you make it track for the majority of the time, you can paint track plastics silver. :fact. problem solved. 05 it is.
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How big or how small is the price difference between the two?
3k difference.
 

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You make some VERY valid points. I appreciate the input. Gear is taken care of and I refuse to put a bike on the road without all the proper attire on.

I myself emotionally am stuck on the 08 as you stated mainly due to becoming accustom to it. Out of curiosity, have you had the chance to ride a 08 or up? Time to do a little more number crunching. I hate wasting money.

3k difference.
I've ridden my friends 06, from one city to the next, so for not very long. However, I prefer the 2nd generation.

I've had an 05 once before and am currently riding an 03, the feel and comfort were radically different compared to the 06. In my opinion, the seat angle and height was way too uncomfortable in comparison, and although I didn't do any serious riding on the 06, I enjoy the ride on mine considerably more. But again, I'm accustomed to the second generation, and depending on how long you rode yours, you're accustomed to the 3rd gen.

What I do know is that $3k is a significant difference between the two. I picked up my 03 for pretty much that cost with practically little mileage and a considerable amount of mods. Do you think you can cover a major part of that $3k difference by selling off those spare parts and other miscellaneous things you have laying around?
 
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