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Old 04-04-2011, 12:42 AM   #1
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07+ CBR600RR vs. 08 R6

Looking to purchase a bike soon, hopefully. And it's between these two. I want either a white/silver 07 CBR, Red/Black 08 CBR, or an 08 liquid silver R6.

Just looking for opinions pretty much, which is better suited for the street? Which is more comfortable? Pros cons of either of the bikes?

I have sat on both, but haven't had the opportunity to sit on them side by side, and some time passed between each sitting, so I don't really know which one I thought was more comfortable. Looks wise, I think the R6 wins. But, Looks aren't everything, and the CBR is a sexy bike as well.

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Old 04-04-2011, 01:05 AM   #2
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07 600rr Amazing bike. FWIW I sold my white silver 07 plastics just a month ago but anyway... AMAZING bike in every way.

As far as comfort, They are both sportbikes neither one is comfortable :P When I wanna ride a long way I ride my 919 lol
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:13 AM   #3
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I had a 07 R6 and now have a 08 CBR. Both are great.CBR feels a liitle more comfortable but not as fast. Seems like the R6 had a little more pull and HP. If you can find a 08 or newer on the R6 then get that. Otherwise CBR all the way.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:22 AM   #6
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Id say 07 honda it has more torgue in the low end opposed to the r6 in the high revs. I can sit down clutch up a 07 rr the r6 will not do it stock. And hondas are better then yamahas anyway jus think wwjd he'd pick the honda.
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They all are great bikes! its all about how you like them.

I'm a yamaha guy and i will always will... i like every other bike out there (they all look good) but every bike fells different (i rode a gsxr, cbr, sv650, zx6r and 10 but all of this bike dont feel like my R6 and thats why i'm still with it..)

what you need to do is ride one for 30 minutes and see how they feel.
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I've owned an 07 R6 and an 06 & 07 CBR.

Out the box, the 08 R6 is a better bike that the CBR. The CBR does not have a slipper clutch from factory, the R6 does. The 08 R6 is the best year for that bike, it has medium power plus a lot of top end power, certainly a few more ponies than the CBR. The R6 turns better.

All that being said, the CBR is an amazing bike. When I transitioned from my R6 to the CBR, it was like night and day. The bike felt very different, at first, I have to say I really hated the CBR. Now that I've improved the bike, spending a lot of doe, the bike feels awesome, I really liked it.
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I've owned an 07 R6 and an 06 & 07 CBR.

Out the box, the 08 R6 is a better bike that the CBR. The CBR does not have a slipper clutch from factory, the R6 does. The 08 R6 is the best year for that bike, it has medium power plus a lot of top end power, certainly a few more ponies than the CBR. The R6 turns better.

All that being said, the CBR is an amazing bike. When I transitioned from my R6 to the CBR, it was like night and day. The bike felt very different, at first, I have to say I really hated the CBR. Now that I've improved the bike, spending a lot of doe, the bike feels awesome, I really liked it.
This! The R6 is less uncomfortable on the streets too.
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This! The R6 is less uncomfortable on the streets too.
less uncomfortable? you mean the r6 is comfy? no way! the r6 is pitch way forward compared the the 600rr. and the seat on the 600rr is plush mmmm...

however, the r6 does have a very nice fit. the shape of the tank really locks you into place, totally dig it for aggressive riding


buuuut... if you are looking for an everyday bike, communting, a "comfortable" sportbike, then the 600rr would be the ticket.. imo
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THE LAST 3 POST ARE REALLY GOOD! THATS ALL TRUE!... I DONT THINK YOU NEED ANY MORE HELP....LOL
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r6 owners will say r6, cbr owners will say cbr.
find someone that have one and ride it to see how you like it. Each person have a different feeling on the same bike.
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r6 owners will say r6, cbr owners will say cbr.
find someone that have one and ride it to see how you like it. Each person have a different feeling on the same bike.
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i've ridden both and have both in my garage. my brother owns the r6. i'd prefer the cbr because of the same reason that previous posts have said!
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both are nice bikes but feel the cbr is better for street use. plus you will get the reliabilty of a Honda

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Personal opinions.... Like said before, ride both and make a decision. They are both great bikes. I've owned Honda and Yamaha, like them both, but prefer Yamaha.







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both are nice bikes but feel the cbr is better for street use. plus you will get the reliabilty of a Honda

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This. R6's make great track and race bikes, but they're gutless in lower revs even for a 600, and the riding position is more aggressive.
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I own an 07rr and I rode an 08 r6 for a while. the rr is MUCH more comfortable for street riding. the r6 has a more aggressive positioning and the fly by wire throttle takes some getting used to (did for me anyway) R6 is very twitchy and sensitive. Felt great after I was used to it but I just like the more lax ride on the RR
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They're virtually the same, just buy the one which gives you the best bang for your buck.
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So by the sounds of it, seems like the CBR would be a better choice for the street, and the R6 for track. I'm not sure who I'd be able to find that would let me ride their bike. I don't know anyone with either one.
I've been Honda all my life, motocross, and I have a Honda cruiser with 25k miles on it, no problems, but I have limited experience with Yamaha.

Anyone know if theres a difference in gas mileage between the two?
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