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Old 03-03-2015, 01:14 PM   #21
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I moved from a 250 to a 500, to a 650 TWIN, and then to a 600RR. It was a great, fun, and logical progression for me. Now i almost only ride track, and...strangely enough, really want another 250 for the track!

I would look at a 650 "twin" before bumping to a 600 super sport, there are TONS of good ones out there, and the bump in size and power kept me entertained for a few years as well as cheaper insurance. I also did my first 3 track days on a Ninja 650.

I prefer the torque of a 650 twin around the streets to the high end of my 600rr to be honest. So if you ride street a lot, the Honda 650, Suzuki SV650 (tons around and super cheap) or my personal fave, the Ninja 650 are all great options.
That being said, if you just want more out of your riding, investing some time and money into a few track days with your 250 will probably unlock more for your riding talent than a 600 super sport will.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:10 PM   #22
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R6 blows for street riding. Uncomfortable and no bottom end. If all you are going to do is leave your house and head straight for some country roads to rip it up and have some felony level fun then go ahead and get one because that will be the ONLY time you are happy on one. But if you don't ride like that most of the time and you can only have one bike, you would be better off getting something else.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:39 PM   #23
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R6 blows for street riding. Uncomfortable and no bottom end. If all you are going to do is leave your house and head straight for some country roads to rip it up and have some felony level fun then go ahead and get one because that will be the ONLY time you are happy on one. But if you don't ride like that most of the time and you can only have one bike, you would be better off getting something else.
What he said. Any supersport bike will be good for trackdays. Buy a bike for what you ride most. I have owned a R6 and would never have one on the street again. Just my 2 cents. The Kawi 636 has more power down low and is much more on the street. I know of an 05 for sale that has full track gear with it as well a rebuilt motor. I would pick it up if I needed another bike.
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or.....get a TMAX and have underseat storage and a couple of glove compartments to boot.
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or.....get a TMAX and have underseat storage and a couple of glove compartments to boot.
Just make sure you remove the rear brake, they are worthless. You shouldn't ever use it anyway.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:55 PM   #26
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i just checked the insurance on the r6 2009, it cost something around 1700 dollars for a year, just for liability and theft. any suggestions?
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i just checked the insurance on the r6 2009, it cost something around 1700 dollars for a year, just for liability and theft. any suggestions?
Welcome to owning a super sport.

See my previous posts in regards to insurance.


You MAY get cheaper insurance thru our sponsor from State Farm, Check with him. This section is here.. http://www.motohouston.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=92
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i just checked the insurance on the r6 2009, it cost something around 1700 dollars for a year, just for liability and theft. any suggestions?
Yep. I once got quoted $8,000 a year for full coverage on an 08 CBR. Was able to get it for about $1,000 so it is wise to shop around as the rates vary wildly. These bikes will be more expensive which is yet another reason not to get an r6 to ride around on the street.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:08 PM   #29
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i just checked the insurance on the r6 2009, it cost something around 1700 dollars for a year, just for liability and theft. any suggestions?
You check with progressive? check with a bunch of insurance companies. My rate was all over the place with diff companies and ny progressive rate was half of geicos
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The answer to your question is sport naked. Fz07 fz09 street triple, speed triple the type of bikes that are basically identical to sport bikes but missing fairings. Gonna be much cheaper on insurance.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:33 PM   #31
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ye the 2k quote i got was from progressive.
someone just told me about cbr 500r can be better for me. not many of those around but look pretty nice
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I have an R6 for sale, you can visit and talk about my experience going from a 500 Ninja to this. I'm going to keep sitting on it until someone buys it, not so desperate to list it on craigslist (where I bought it actually).

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=303823
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Check out this comparison of the Honda CBR650F, Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Yamaha FZ6R.
http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs...shootout-video

You can find used Ninja or FZ6r for pretty a decent price.
Sport bike looks, really nice performance. A lot more street focused and a lot less track focused like the R6.

I ride an FZ6r on the street and a GSXr600 on the track. Different tools do different jobs.
I do know a couple of folks who ride their FZ6r on the track and they have a ton of fun.
Oh, yeah. I also only pay a couple hundred bucks a year on insurance for the FZ6r.

I'll plan on upgrading to an s1000r, so if you find yourself interested in an FZ6r, shoot me a PM.
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:54 PM   #34
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i just checked the insurance on the r6 2009, it cost something around 1700 dollars for a year, just for liability and theft. any suggestions?
A 2005 R6 will be a lot cheaper to insure (actually, I think it's the same since it's a motorcycle, and you're probably under 25 yrs old)

And everybody else, stop trying to ruin my sale! Actually, since it does have the Woodcraft clip ons, it is a more aggressive riding style since it goes below the triple tree.
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A 2005 R6 will be a lot cheaper to insure (actually, I think it's the same since it's a motorcycle, and you're probably under 25 yrs old)

And everybody else, stop trying to ruin my sale! Actually, since it does have the Woodcraft clip ons, it is a more aggressive riding style since it goes below the triple tree.
An 05 might be a little bit better option because it isnt as powerful as the newer bikes.
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An 05 might be a little bit better option because it isnt as powerful as the newer bikes.
Here's what wikipedia shows as stats https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_YZF-R6 (2010 and newer is actually lower somehow)

Here's a comparison of the 2005 and 2006 (where 2006 does have a greater HP, but apparently doesn't make a difference): http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-...2006/4682.html
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Get Myla's r6. The earlier 600's seem to have more low end torque and are great street bikes with a little bit saner seating position. The R6 (S) like hers is smooth, comfortable, and can still rip the track with 102+ HP. And insurance will be cheaper. Plus it is FInjected, and Yamaha, so zero issues with maintenance.

Plus, it's Myla's, nuff said.
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Get Myla's r6. The earlier 600's seem to have more low end torque and are great street bikes with a little bit saner seating position. The R6 (S) like hers is smooth, comfortable, and can still rip the track with 102+ HP. And insurance will be cheaper. Plus it is FInjected, and Yamaha, so zero issues with maintenance.

Plus, it's Myla's, nuff said.
LOL...thanks Peter! (and Peter, I finally agree...the 2005 R6 is basically the 2006 and up R6S -he's been telling me this and I'm all like "no..."

R6 vs R6S comparison: http://www.r6messagenet.com/forums/r...en-r6-r6s.html
(I'm getting ready to sell my house and don't feel like moving the bike into storage, hence my persistence here
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Like stated above the Newer R6 are geared better for the track, mainly because of the seat/riding position. I would suggest going to a dealer and sitting on a few bikes and seeing which one fits you the best.
Not sure how old you are but if your under 25 i wouldn't get a 600. Insurance is stupidly high.
Also in terms of usability on the streets, a super sport is really over kill. The power is fun, but any time you crack the throttle you doing felony speeds real quick. To put in perspective my 09 zx6r in first gear will hit INDICATED 80mph, so really every other gear is just trouble.
If you still want a super sport Myla's r6 is a great option.
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I would go for an R6S long before an R6. In fact that's what I have now. Of course I am sixty years old and I cant stand the riding position of the newer R6 but have put in 500 mile days on the S.
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