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OK here is my problem. I am planning on buysing a race bike ASAP. I am leaning towards the ultralight class, for which the Monster 600 is legal. The main competition would be GS500 and EX500's. The second option is a SV650. This would mean the lightweight class for which they are the predominant bike. I like the UL class since it has much smaller classes and may be better for getting my feet wet. I have found a 2000 Monster 600 already race preped for $3500. Do you guys think I would be better off with the Duc or the SV. I would like something fairly bullet-proof. I dont mind some wrenching but I dont want to miss a whole season either. I currently ride a '03 636, do you guys feel that a Monster 600 would be to labor intensive and would I get bored of it right away???? Any opinions??? I realize the SV will be alittle ahead of the Monster performance wise, thus the reason its in a higher class. Any advice?????
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Ohh yeah I realize that post reads like it was written by a 3 year old with ADHD!!!
 
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I would try to get a newer 620 over the 600. If you are looking for reliability then the SV would be the winner because you have lots of available parts that you can get quickly. That being said, if you learn how to wrench the Duc's you will probably be able to keep it going.
 

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Can a M620 compete in the same class as the EX and GS 500's?
 

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I would go with the SV650. The monster is a blast and would be alot of fun to race but the SV would be a better choice. Just an opinion.
 
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It would have to be a two valve head, I think it is but the price on the 600 is pretty good so thats why I am considering. I am looking for something to learn on and also let the lady ride on the street.
 
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Rhoades,
It does not sound as though you have a problem at all. The Kawasaki ZX6R (636) is the perfect out-of-the-box & put on the track bike. I know, I just sold my
 

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I too own a m620. I love it but it is a little tempermental. I think the suspension and brakes of the 620 are far superior from the factory over the sv or ex. I could be bias but I would go with an i4 over a v for racing reliability. The torque of the v is better but the hp gains of the inlines are better, I'm talking about the straights. The other bikes especially race prepped will handle well enough to stay ahead. The price on that 600 is awesome though. It's a tough call, I would probably go with the 600 just on that alone.
 
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I dunno. It sounds as though you already have the perfect track-able bike. I would prep it for a few track days and build up the skill-set. It
 
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I know two guys who raced 620's in UL at Brainard, and MAM, etc. this season.....one of them is on the DML list here.....hopefully he will pipe in. I corner worked at Brainard and I have to say it was really hard watching the monsters go by and not wanting to get on the track with them, looked like a blast to me....Not sure on the 600's in the ultralights being competitive, but I do know that the 620's were very competitive. I doubt it would be boring.
I personally would lean towards the UL class too.
 
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