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Old 11-25-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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I was looking to buy an R6 and had my eye on a 2011 and was surprised to hear that the 2011 did not have traction control or abs. What year did these improvements occur? It does have a slipper clutch, right?

Same question for the gsxr600 if anyone knows.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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As far as I know... None of the 600's have TC.. I think.

I know some 1ks have them but not all of them.
It can be added.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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I don't believe any 600 has factory traction control except maybe the MV F3.

No current R6 has traction control or ABS.

It does have a slipper clutch though.




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Old 11-25-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
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The new ZX-6R has TC.


And ABS, and an extra 37cc. Boom baby.
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The new ZX-6R has TC.


And ABS, and an extra 37cc. Boom baby.
and how much more weight does that ABS add to the bike?
I would stab a guess in saying the 37cc more balances it out.

I am not a huge fan of ABS and TC, well not for me anyhow. For new riders I think it is a good idea.

IMHO the more an ECM controls a bike, the more chances of walking
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #6
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Im not a huge fan of the ECM controlled machine but abs is pretty practical.



edit: that is on a sv650 btw w/o linked brakes or any of the fancy stuff just plain abs and very primitive abs @ that compared to say, early bmw abs
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As far as I know... None of the 600's have TC.. I think.

I know some 1ks have them but not all of them.
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I don't believe any 600 has factory traction control except maybe the MV F3.

No current R6 has traction control or ABS.

It does have a slipper clutch though.




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Thanks guys. For some reason I thought the gsxr600's had TC.
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Im not a huge fan of the ECM controlled machine but abs is pretty practical.

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edit: that is on a sv650 btw w/o linked brakes or any of the fancy stuff just plain abs and very primitive abs @ that compared to say, early bmw abs
Wow - impressive.
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I was looking to buy an R6 and had my eye on a 2011 and was surprised to hear that the 2011 did not have traction control or abs. What year did these improvements occur? It does have a slipper clutch, right?

Same question for the gsxr600 if anyone knows.

Many thanks.
Netither the R6 or GSX-R600 have ABS or Traction Control. As others have said, pretty much none of the current 600cc bikes have TC with the exception of the 2013 Kawi. Some like the Honda have had ABS available as an option for a couple of years.

The R6 has had a slipper clutch since 2006 I believe. The 2006-current bikes are all of the same with the exception of the bodywork.
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Thanks guys. For some reason I thought the gsxr600's had TC.
The GSXRs have selectable power maps that lower the power and throttle response when engaged.
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I sort of retract my earlier statement, the selectable power-bands/maps/whatever that you can choose for the bike, i think that would be a way to help get newbies on bikes who "wont have it any other way" for their first choice of bike, to make things more safe y'know, technology like that is a good idea.
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and how much more weight does that ABS add to the bike?
I would stab a guess in saying the 37cc more balances it out.

I am not a huge fan of ABS and TC, well not for me anyhow. For new riders I think it is a good idea.

IMHO the more an ECM controls a bike, the more chances of walking
i became a big fan of TC with my ZX10:
1) GOt caught in the rain, TC mode 3 and absolutely no wheel spin
2) TC mode 1 keeps the front wheel on the ground in 4th and 5th gear at WOT
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