Have you crashed at the track yet? It's not a prerequsite, unless you plan on going pro ;)
Seems like bad tactics to buy a bike based on it's crashability, or own a SE without insurance too.
But if i had to choose, I would get the R6. No question
At the trackdays I have been at, it isn't uncommon for a few people to go down. At superbike school at Phillip island there were 66 students, of which 6 went down. That's 10%. One of them cartwheeled a gsxr 600 near the hayshed writing it off. I haven't crashed at the track yet touch wood but it certainly does happen.
I do have compreshenive insurance on the SE but it doesn't cover track riding. If I was to cartwheel it out of the kink straight at Mallala I would think it would be very hard to claim insurance.
My cousin has an '07 R6 which I've ridden several times. I quite like it actually, feels different to the 'tona but still a quick, capable bike. The only thing I didn't like was it felt a little lacking in the lower and mid rpm, not just in comparison with the 675 but other I4 600's also.
get another 675 and source parts through here and ebay.com and ebay.co.uk. If you like the bike, then stick to it.
I buy everything secondhand or heavily discounted. it's the only way I can afford to run the bike with all the nice bits of bling. STG other forum sponsors can negotiate a good price on consumables too. I've even had a forum member buy OEM parts (manual idle adjuster and cam chain tensioner) over there and ship it here for me for beer money!!!
I would like another Daytona but I just can't justify the extra money. It will be at least a thousand more expensive to buy then more expensive every time I had to buy parts for it. Compare these:
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That yellow Daytona looks like a pretty good buy but I just don't want to spend quite that much on a track bike.
This is simple, Rorz.
If you are going to keep going to the track, are you seriously going to just ride around in circles going faster and faster, or is this leading somewhere - I.E, racing?
If you want to just keep doing track days, then buy anything at all.
If you want to progress to racing eventually, then buy a track bike that will qualify for the race class you want to eventually enter. That way you can track it for now, then start racing eventually ... without having to buy yet another bike.
Whatever you buy, make sure that spares and knowledge are easily and cheaply available for when you race, and if you crash.
I am by no means any sort of example to anyone, but I got a crappy old SV650. My reasons? Because it's a fun track bike, it fits into a race class, it's heaps of fun to embarrass people on faster bikes, and because I can learn a lot about being a better rider while riding a slower bike.
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed hunting down a guy on a track R6 - complete with slicks - last track day, and surfing past him on Turn 2, mounted on my shitty old SV. I had a grin on my face like a cracked pie for the rest of the day.
I definately would like to start racing probably sooner rather than later. I'm still waiting for someone to send the details for the cafe racer's bracket racing though...
From what I could see on the website though the brackets were more based on what lap times you run rather than what bike you ride with the exception of the limited class which I'm guessing is the class you have the SV for?
I'd prefer to get another modern hypersport rather than something I can race in limited mainly because I'd like to do Phillip Island a couple times a year which would be a little frustrating on something with less power than a 600. Plus I just like the feeling of rolling on the throttle of a powerful sport bike out the corners at the track....