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Old 05-21-2007, 09:17 AM   #21
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When I looked at R6s (which I prefer) from what I remember, the R6 has less low-end power than the Gixxer. The R6 is definitely a trackbike from my experience. It really gets fun in the upper range but is fairly modest in the low end.

But never having ridden one myself, I recommend reading latest 2007 Supersport Shootout V which compared the Gixxer 600, CBR600RR, ZX-6R and the R6.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Articl...ArticleID=4514
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Quote:
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the new gixxers are havn problems with stuff breakn
wanna quote a source for that?

i work a suzuki parts counter. the only stuff i see kids coming in for is to replace the parts that broke when they dropped it. levers/pedals/plastics, etc...
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When I was "trying on" bikes I really wanted to give the R6 a chance. What I found out was that [for me] the Yammies were awkward, angular, and downright uncomfortable...maybe I just have a strangely shaped or something...

Oh well, the Suzuki works for me! :notworthy
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i bought my gixxer because if the way it looked and it was comfortable for me. dont listen to all the bullshit about gixxers breaking this or breaking that.

sheesh, one guys slams into a concrete barrier at 180mph and the frame breaks, all of a sudden ALL gixxer frames are defective.....
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:37 AM   #25
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Both are good bikes, so whichever fits you better. The GSXR has a bettter midrange than the R6, but the R6 looks better to me at least.

In my experience, BOTH hold their value sales wise.

As far as 180 into a wall?

At the season finale last year at TWS (Texas World Speedway), no less than 5 GSXRs broke their frames, at speeds well below 180 and none of them hit a wall.

At this point I've seen GSXR's brake frames and subframes, AND R6's twist lower triple trees, break subframe mounting tabs off the frame and have fuel tanks split and catch on fire.

As far as holding up when crashing, nowadays most of the bikes on the market don't crash well.

If you're not racing and are concerned about "crashability" get a Volvo!:laughing6
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The problem was reported on Gixxer 1000s from what I've seen and read.

Bill's crash at TWS (Texas World Speedway)

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I've also seen them on the 600s and 750s as well.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:42 AM   #28
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I've also seen them on the 600s and 750s as well.
Probably using the same material ...
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how tall are ya... the R6 was just too small for me...
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If you are on the street and crash... what do you care if the frame breaks? That is what full coverage insurance is for! Get a new bike and let the road rash heal.
1) If you read the article I posted, a lot of the guys weren't even crashing. The frame broke while they were just riding. Let that happen to you while you are going at a pretty good clip.

2) I like my premium low. If all bikes' frames would break and every bike was totalled in any low-speed crash, can you image how the premiums would skyrocket? As if they weren't high enough...
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I have road a gixxer 600 and it was a great bike.....but the r6 raven is a freakin sexy beast............2006.......I like it a lot...
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Of the newest crop of 600 sport bikes it seemed to be the most comfortable to me. sexy with the underslung exhaust too! I was looking at all the new 600's and was mainly considering the gixx 6 or r6 (s model, not the new one).

I wanted a bike for the street and track, and the Gixx fit the bill. Sit on them all, and see what you think.
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For the r6 I like the 2005 model the best.
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My 1K flipped 3 times and the frame didn't break! Although the bike was totalled, the frame held up
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A little "durability testing" huh?
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