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Old 01-19-2011, 11:03 AM   #21
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I've spent a pretty good amount of time on an '06 and I thought it lacked the low down power that I like on the street. I also didn't like the throttle, it was very on/off. The fit/finish was spot on, though and the steering was very sharp. The induction noise is pretty cool, too.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:15 AM   #22
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The 07 R6 is a great handling machine and sraight from Yamaha is a dog. Put a full exhaust, power commander an a K-N air filter and then have it mapped and that comes alive, the only complaint i ever had was the fact it is awfully uncomfortable to ride, comfort takes the win for me and will stick with the ZX6-R
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:41 PM   #23
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another thing, it does put a lot of your weight forward on your hands if you don't use your legs. you must learn to use your legs well for a longer ride.

as stated above as well, the induction does sound awesome. It could be heard above my slip on until i got way up in rpms. who doesn't like a tach that you can rap to 16500rpm before red line as well?
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another thing, it does put a lot of your weight forward on your hands if you don't use your legs. you must learn to use your legs well for a longer ride.

as stated above as well, the induction does sound awesome. It could be heard above my slip on until i got way up in rpms. who doesn't like a tach that you can rap to 16500rpm before red line as well?
i miss my R6 now
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:18 PM   #27
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I have an 06 non S model with 25,000 miles on it.

I love the bike I have done several trackdays, canyon rides and long rides including an iron or two.

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-Excellent Track Bike and fun in the canyons
-Super nimble
-Beast above 10,000 RPM's to get the low end power get a 520 conversion
-Stock suspension is well sorted for a stock suspension

Cons:
-The bike runs hot when in traffic making your legs warm
-You must use your legs to support your body

Also, If you are considering an 08 or 09 they reprogrammed the 09 ecu for epa requiremen and took away some of the r6 it gained in the midrange in 08 so buy the 08 if you have the choice.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:35 PM   #28
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I think everyone's opinion is pretty spot on. Keep in mind, my '07 Red R6 is my first bike.

  • Engine gets hot on the legs. I hate it.
  • Lack of low end power.
  • Seat is uncomfortable.
  • Got to use your legs for sure.
  • I love the Candy red color and thin/narrow rear seat section.
  • With an aftermarket filter the intake area gets loud!
  • Nice agility.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:56 PM   #29
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:05 PM   #30
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i've ridden the '07 and the '08 r6 and liked the bike alot. Feels light, nimble and quick. Love the looks and like the engine. Great bike. But still can't beat the honda 600r.. but that's just me.
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Dont those things redline at like 50,000 rpm according to Yamaha?
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Dont those things redline at like 50,000 rpm according to Yamaha?
Close but it's actually 60,000 RPM






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Old 01-19-2011, 06:41 PM   #33
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I've spent a pretty good amount of time on an '06 and I thought it lacked the low down power that I like on the street. I also didn't like the throttle, it was very on/off. The fit/finish was spot on, though and the steering was very sharp. The induction noise is pretty cool, too.
That was an issue when they first went to the ycc-t throttle. There was a lag in response. That was corrected with the '07.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:45 PM   #34
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I have an 06 non S model with 25,000 miles on it.

I love the bike I have done several trackdays, canyon rides and long rides including an iron or two.

Pros:
-Excellent Track Bike and fun in the canyons
-Super nimble
-Beast above 10,000 RPM's to get the low end power get a 520 conversion
-Stock suspension is well sorted for a stock suspension

Cons:
-The bike runs hot when in traffic making your legs warm
-You must use your legs to support your body

Also, If you are considering an 08 or 09 they reprogrammed the 09 ecu for epa requiremen and took away some of the r6 it gained in the midrange in 08 so buy the 08 if you have the choice.
The other option is to buy an '08 ecu. They are plug and play.
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