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Old 01-18-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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R6 riders thoughts

Whats your opinions on the R6 new models (07 - 09-ish)?

what else have you ridden and how does it compare?
pros and cons?
suggested usage? (commuter, track, weekender)

im not real hot on the epic huge tach range but figured i would check into it and see what you guys think of them.

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Old 01-18-2011, 05:24 PM   #2
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just get the triumph, don't settle
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:28 PM   #3
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just get the triumph, don't settle
lol true story bro.... but nobody with one wants to trade for the Zed, nor buy it outright :( so im having trouble chumping up the cash for it with the house closing in a few weeks.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:30 PM   #4
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If you'd like, we can meet up on sunday if the weather's nice and I can take some pics for you, and show you how to make a CL add with way more than 4 photos. In my experience working for a dealer, as long as the bike runs well (which I know yours does) all you really need is several good pics.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:32 PM   #5
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If you'd like, we can meet up on sunday if the weather's nice and I can take some pics for you, and show you how to make a CL add with way more than 4 photos. In my experience working for a dealer, as long as the bike runs well (which I know yours does) all you really need is several good pics.
heckin' yeah, that would be badass.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:35 PM   #6
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281.757.2007.

Hit me up closer to the end of the week, if you can get it to stafford (SW area by BW8/59) I could actually just shoot it in the studio we use for work, since chances are sunday will be nasty.

Text me first though, I have a tendancy not to answer numbers I don't know
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:48 PM   #7
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281.757.2007.

Hit me up closer to the end of the week, if you can get it to stafford (SW area by BW8/59) I could actually just shoot it in the studio we use for work, since chances are sunday will be nasty.

Text me first though, I have a tendancy not to answer numbers I don't know
cool thanks
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I have an 06 R6v (non-S)..

Overall, its a great and super fun bike!


pros
-very nimble, very easy to flick
-loads of power! very quick!, i haven't put mine into 6th gear yet (and i've taken it to 140)
-great LOOKING bike
- great aftermarket support
- very reliable engine.

cons
-peaky. not a lot of low end power. mid range is bland..its all top end
-ergos start to really suck if you are cruising long distance. very aggressive ergos
- engine is HOT!!! sucks on those warm days.
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I have an 06 R6v (non-S)..

Overall, its a great and super fun bike!


pros
-very nimble, very easy to flick
-loads of power! very quick!, i haven't put mine into 6th gear yet (and i've taken it to 140)
-great LOOKING bike
- great aftermarket support
- very reliable engine.

cons
-peaky. not a lot of low end power. mid range is bland..its all top end
-ergos start to really suck if you are cruising long distance. very aggressive ergos
- engine is HOT!!! sucks on those warm days.
^^^ everything he said

owned 05 r6, 09 r6,
borrowed '07 gsxr750, '05 gsxr600, and '06 636.
09 r6 is my fave
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:31 PM   #10
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First bike but it's an 07 R6. Love the look, handles great with plenty of power on tap.

I really think all the 600 bikes are similar when it comes to performance (or at least what the average person can differentiate) so ergo's and looks have a lot to do with my choice.
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I used to own a cruiser and was dead set on an R6. I sat on one at the IMS show and couldn't not believe how uncomfortable it was. I'm 5'5" and figured that (along with being used to the road couch cruiser) had something to do with it.

I later sat on on a CBR and a GSXR and could not believe how comfy the GSXR was.
I had to step off and look again LOL... I eventually bought a GSXR and have no complaints ergo-wise. I've since then sat on an R6 with the same uncomfortableness I remember. I can't imagine taking one out on a long backroads country ride.

Ridewise I can't comment since I've never ridden one.
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i ride a gsxr 600 and had an 08 r6 before

r6 > gsxr
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:12 AM   #13
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i ride a gsxr 600 and had an 08 r6 before

r6 > gsxr
This does seem to be the dominant opinion from those that have owned both.
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This does seem to be the dominant opinion from those that have owned both.
dont get me wrong, i still love my gsxr and its comfyness but the r6 takes my heart
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Have a gsxr bit have ridden the r6 as well. Very uncomfortable (to me) and as mentioned the orgos felt a bit "off". Never ridden it on the track tho and everyone I know that has ridden both prefers the r6 for it's agility. The only thing mechanically I noticed that I didn't like was the clunky shifting transmission. Jmo.
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just get the triumph, don't settle
If you check out the were forum, not many racers ride a 675, not saying its not a good bike, just not preferred by many. I think the look good and almost got one before I bought my R6. I think I'll buy a triple in the future though.

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I have an 06 R6v (non-S)..

Overall, its a great and super fun bike!


pros
-very nimble, very easy to flick
-loads of power! very quick!, i haven't put mine into 6th gear yet (and i've taken it to 140)
-great LOOKING bike
- great aftermarket support
- very reliable engine.

cons
-peaky. not a lot of low end power. mid range is bland..its all top end -ergos start to really suck if you are cruising long distance. very aggressive ergos - engine is HOT!!! sucks on those warm days.
-520 conversion helps a ton in that department
-I ride from Houston to Ft. Hood regularly with no problems (400 miles round trip) I also got the GYTR gel seat LOL, that helps too
- engine does get kinda warm
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First bike but it's an 07 R6. Love the look, handles great with plenty of power on tap.

I really think all the 600 bikes are similar when it comes to performance (or at least what the average person can differentiate) so ergo's and looks have a lot to do with my choice.
agreed
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The R6 is really uncomfortable. The lack of steering stabilizer sucks too
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I'm 5'4 and have owned a cbr before my 06 non s. It sits really high but I like it. I can get really low on my bike and just man handle the out of it with alot of confindence. Rode my friends zx6 and realized r6 low end is really bad! Lol like ppl said, it's all top end
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I'm 5'4 and have owned a cbr before my 06 non s. It sits really high but I like it. I can get really low on my bike and just man handle the out of it with alot of confindence. Rode my friends zx6 and realized r6 low end is really bad! Lol like ppl said, it's all top end
yeah another good point, im 5'8 and tippy toeing on the R6 which was pretty annoying at times but i got used to it, but still annoying. gsxr i could almost flat foot it.
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ill agree with most of what the others have said.

had an 07 R6 non s model
great bike, very nimble
lacking under 6k rpm
it sputters like it's begging to go. twist the wrist hard and it comes alive!
my first bike, but it did me well at the track, easy to manage with power when you need it.

i'd recommend a gear change to help the bottom end a bit to make it all good
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