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Old 12-21-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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Question Fz6R Owners & Ninja 650 Owners

Anyone ridden the Fz6R? I'm curious on some reviews on this. Any links or thoughts on this. I did a little research and didn't find a really good solid review. I actually like the bikes look a bit. Even if it is a little heavy up front, it's sweet, and I'm looking for a commuting bike.

I'm wondering if in stop and go traffic the lower torque power of an inline would be less throttle choppy than something like the ninja 650. I also like the ninja 650, but styling wise I prefer the Fz6R. I know there are 2 camps, LOVE Twins, and Love inlines.... I'm curious about your opinion for my next bike as I upgrade my power from the 2fiddy.

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1. Have you ridden the FZ6R?
2. Would it be comfortable for commuting and doing some traveling... with good wind protection
3. Maintence between the two similar, or does the FZ6R have lower valve check frequencies etc because of the inline nature?
4. FZ6R seems a bit heavy, anyone who has ridden notice it, too heavy, or not that noticeable?

Other thoughts?
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:45 PM   #2
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Is there a difference between a '08 FZ6 and a FZ6R? My buddy just bought this bike last night http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/958534110.html

I helped him pick it up, and hopefully I can take on a spin on it soon enough

Right off the bat, the seating position is very comfortable (I'm 5'9"), and the handlebars help in that regard. The seat's not too bad either. I haven't test ridden it yet, only because I had a rib smacking construction accident Friday morning, and can't ride at the moment.
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Anyone ridden the Fz6R? I'm curious on some reviews on this. Any links or thoughts on this. I did a little research and didn't find a really good solid review. I actually like the bikes look a bit. Even if it is a little heavy up front, it's sweet, and I'm looking for a commuting bike.

I'm wondering if in stop and go traffic the lower torque power of an inline would be less throttle choppy than something like the ninja 650. I also like the ninja 650, but styling wise I prefer the Fz6R. I know there are 2 camps, LOVE Twins, and Love inlines.... I'm curious about your opinion for my next bike as I upgrade my power from the 2fiddy.

So:

1. Have you ridden the FZ6R?
2. Would it be comfortable for commuting and doing some traveling... with good wind protection
3. Maintence between the two similar, or does the FZ6R have lower valve check frequencies etc because of the inline nature?
4. FZ6R seems a bit heavy, anyone who has ridden notice it, too heavy, or not that noticeable?

Other thoughts?
i have an fz6 and i tell you is a smooth bike fuel injected gives you a smooth aceleration and really no vibrations at highway speeds

not heavy at all only 390 pounds and leans great and fast as

and yes you can use it as commuting and also on travel, im very happy with mine anytime after these holidays i can show it to you so you look and decide
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Is there a difference between a '08 FZ6 and a FZ6R? My buddy just bought this bike last night http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/958534110.html

I helped him pick it up, and hopefully I can take on a spin on it soon enough

Right off the bat, the seating position is very comfortable (I'm 5'9"), and the handlebars help in that regard. The seat's not too bad either. I haven't test ridden it yet, only because I had a rib smacking construction accident Friday morning, and can't ride at the moment.
sorry to hear that you can try mine too when ur able
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NINJA 650 FTMFW!!!!!! great all around bike
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:31 PM   #6
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NINJA 650 FTMFW!!!!!! great all around bike
you're not biased are you?
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:35 PM   #7
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:38 PM   #8
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i am looking into the fz6 or fz1 for a touring bike. Never ridden either though. Bunch of 650r fools on here. cody and dave c are going to know about those the best. Im interested in the opinions also. Keep em coming.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:01 PM   #9
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I love my Ninja 650-R. No problems with it and I also agree that it's an all around great bike.
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FZ6R is completely different from the FZ6. The R has fairings,is heavier , has cheaper brakes, cheaper suspension, cheaper frame, and among other things makes about 25% less horsepower.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:46 AM   #11
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I love my Ninja 650-R. No problems with it and I also agree that it's an all around great bike.
650-Army Commander reporting like thomas said, great all around bike. good for commuting, super comfy, and can handle backroads and twisties like a champ. aaaand if you want a lower 'sportier' riding position all you have to do is install some sport bars (lots of aftermarket stuff available too).
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:32 AM   #12
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awesome dave. i plan on keeping mine for a long time or till it explodes. whichever comes first. how many miles on yours? i know i asked you this already, but what mods have you done?
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