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Old 07-27-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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Which One? ZX6R, R6 or Honda 600RR

Aight peeps this is a storm of a question but I am trading in the RV and getting a new 600 (2010). I am keeping the 675 to run in the heavyweight twins, and want a true 4 banger for the middle weight stuff.

I am leaning heavily towards the ZX6R but am open to the other two if I can come up with compelling reasons to consider them. I would really like to wait for the cross-plane crank to show up in the 600's but I am not sure when / who will make that happen... if it happens at all.

The only real requirement I have for the bike is performance, urgos, and availability of parts. I realize these 3 bikes don't have parts problems... but that is what I want to know. I also care about the factory suspension as on the triumph that is the ONLY thing I have not purchased... and I mean only thing... so I would like to get as much out of what is there...

I will be tracking this bike out and will NEVER ride it on the street so don't need info on any street experience.

I am not a follow the race leader to buy a bike kind of guy but I am looking for people that own these late model bikes, race or track day them and have some opinions on them. And when I say opinion I mean something concrete and based on experience... not the my bike is faster cause it's green

I am going to go and buy one of these bikes in the next couple of weeks so please leave the BS aside And I know that I could buy one that is a couple of years old and get a ton out of it but I want something that I can ride for the next couple of seasons... hence wanting the latest models. Money is not an issue, not to be pompous I just have the cash (saved / got the boss woman approval )

Thanks folks, I know there are some of you guys that have these bikes or have had experience with this years models. Appreciate the feedback!
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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They are all good... the question is - which would "you be comfortable with going around the track"... only you can decide that.

My choice is an R6. That's after riding a Ninja 636 and a GSXR 600. Never tried the Honda 600rr, and hope I never have to...
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:51 AM   #3
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I would go with the ZX6R. I raced the '09 and it is a great track weapon. I havent raced the others but Im sure they are all similar. I doubt any one will out do the others.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:54 AM   #4
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I would go with the ZX6R. I raced the '09 and it is a great track weapon.
What would you consider it's biggest weakness? Other than the rider (which would be me ) Was there anything about it that just you know... a pain?
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IMHO The best overall package is the Honda. Very stable mid-corner, decent engine, good brakes....a all around great package. I'm not sold on the big piston showa front end on the Kawi, other than that, the ZX6r is a awesome package. I have heard and seen the Kawi having chatter problems. The R6 is a of a machine. I personally like it best in the looks department, but unfortunatly that doesn't win races. I personally found the R6 small. I'm a big guy at 6'-4" - #210 FWIW. The R6 is certainly a machine to consider, the only complaint I have heard about the R6 is that the handling can be problematic. It turns so quick, you have to really nail the turn-in points and braking markers. Essentially it does not suffer fools at the controls.

Of course these are my opinions....
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W/ the kawi, I'd put in Traxxion carts. and get rid of the BFP (big fn piston)
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Or you can be on fire "literally!"

Which One? ZX6R, R6 or Honda 600RR
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Obviously Moe's going to pick the R6.
He so Yamaha biased he would collect the sweat from Rossi''s if he could.

IMO I'd go with ZX6 or the CBR600rr.
Both are easier to work on / set up than the R6, and are more forgiving to ride.
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Obviously Moe's going to pick the R6.
He so Yamaha biased he would collect the sweat from Rossi''s if he could.

IMO I'd go with ZX6 or the CBR600rr.
Both are easier to work on / set up than the R6, and are more forgiving to ride.
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They are all good... the question is - which would "you be comfortable with going around the track"... only you can decide that.

My choice is an R6. That's after riding a Ninja 636 and a GSXR 600. Never tried the Honda 600rr, and hope I never have to...
But yes.. if I could - I would collect ..

Now how about responding to my PM please?
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Or you can be on fire "literally!"

Which One? ZX6R, R6 or Honda 600RR


R6 it is then




Timme, test ride them all and pick the one YOU prefer, they're all brilliant bikes the limits of which far exceed most of us that ride
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Obviously Moe's going to pick the R6.
He so Yamaha biased he would collect the sweat from Rossi''s if he could.

IMO I'd go with ZX6 or the CBR600rr.
Both are easier to work on / set up than the R6, and are more forgiving to ride.
wouldn't we all??
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Timme, test ride them all and pick the one YOU prefer, they're all brilliant bikes the limits of which far exceed most of us that ride
Man I wish the corner workers had a video camera on em while mine layed their peacefully bruning in T2 @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) 2 weeks ago

Timme - seriously, ride all of them. Then pick one, you really can't go wrong with anyone. They are all VERY VERY close.
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The ZX6 is a great bike, completely stock it could win a lot of races. Tom w/LSTD did a write up several months ago on his impression. After riding one several hundred miles I would agree with him completely, I don't think the bike really has a weakness........except for the pilot
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The 675 is C class legal, so I'd ride that.

Two bikes is twice the maintenance/setup/parts and you can only ride one at a time.

Unless you just want a new bike...then:
1) Not Honda until they see fit to include a slipper clutch
2) Kawi is hella strong but opinions waver on the forks
3) Yamahas burn if you crash them and that #3 piston has a too high rate of failure
4) Suzukis have the weakest motors but the cheapest and most plentiful parts
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The 675 is C class legal, so I'd ride that.

Two bikes is twice the maintenance/setup/parts and you can only ride one at a time.

Unless you just want a new bike...then:
1) Not Honda until they see fit to include a slipper clutch
2) Kawi is hella strong but opinions waver on the forks
3) Yamahas burn if you crash them and that #3 piston has a too high rate of failure
4) Suzukis have the weakest motors but the cheapest and most plentiful parts
Says the guy with 6 bikes in his signature...
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