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Old 09-20-2006, 10:03 AM   #1
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Pros and Cons of the R6

Well im still technically a bike green horn and ide love to hear the pro and cons about this bike. Besides i was thinking of buying one. Guys talk me into it lol.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:18 AM   #2
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Pro- Technically most advanced bike on the market
Pro- Best looking 600, very fast.
Pro- Best handling

Con- No torque.
Con- Doesn't do 17,500 RPM. I had to.
Con- Not for greenhorns.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:36 AM   #3
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From what I've read...

Pro - Bad @ss track weapon
Con - Not so bad @ss as a street bike

If I was to want a bike for tracking I would get one. If I wanted something more for riding street (and more importantly, had less experience... as it sounds is the case) I would look into an SV650.

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Old 09-20-2006, 10:45 AM   #4
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well im looking to buy a new bike sometime.. i just dont have the slightest clue about what i want. lol you guys got any ideas ? Im more for the sportier touring lol.. There's so many different types of bikes...
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:48 AM   #5
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well im looking to buy a new bike sometime.. i just dont have the slightest clue about what i want. lol you guys got any ideas ? Im more for the sportier touring lol.. There's so many different types of bikes...
For sport touring its hard to beat a FZ1......i would go with a pre 06 model also, they have to many complaints about the new one
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:55 AM   #6
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Sport Tourer? You got me, dude... a friend used to have a BMW R 1200 ST, well whatever it used to be anyway. This is what it looks like now.



He seemed to like it. The only thing he ever complained about was when he was walking it backwards and knocked his shins on the cases (?- I think it was the cases, I forget how the engine sits in there).
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:58 AM   #7
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Sport Tourer? You got me, dude... a friend used to have a BMW R 1200 ST, well whatever it used to be anyway. This is what it looks like now.



He seemed to like it. The only thing he ever complained about was when he was walking it backwards and knocked his shins on the cases (?- I think it was the cases, I forget how the engine sits in there).
thats funny you mention that, I just happen to love the bmw's lol
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:06 AM   #8
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For sport touring its hard to beat a FZ1......i would go with a pre 06 model also, they have to many complaints about the new one
Surprised you don't have one of these to Larry!!
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:42 AM   #9
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i prefer the z1000 to the fz1, but that's just an opinion.
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:50 AM   #10
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Pro- Technically most advanced bike on the market
Pro- Best looking 600, very fast.
Pro- Best handling

Con- No torque.
Con- Doesn't do 17,500 RPM. I had to.
Con- Not for greenhorns.





greenhorns may be permissiable(sp), if they use their brains more than their ego
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:07 PM   #11
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greenhorns may be permissiable(sp), if they use their brains more than their ego
im not really after insanely high rpms though , ide rather have the confort and the reliability, to me performance is secondary
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:23 PM   #12
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well im looking to buy a new bike sometime.. i just dont have the slightest clue about what i want. lol you guys got any ideas ? Im more for the sportier touring lol.. There's so many different types of bikes...
Look at the YZF600R. That's a very nice starter. It used to be Yamahas racing 600 before the R6. It has a really comfortable seat and a semi upright seating position. I loved owning that bike. Oh, and it carves the corners very well. I did two up on the Gap with my ex wife on the back and it was awesome I has a set of Metzler M1's and they were toast by the end of the day.

Plus there is awesome support for that bike at

www.yzf600r.com.

Talk to those guys and see what you think. I'm CrazyRED on that board as well.
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:33 PM   #13
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For sport touring its hard to beat a FZ1......i would go with a pre 06 model also, they have to many complaints about the new one

Best bike I've ever had. I rode one of the new FZ1's for about 100 miles before realizing my old one is better in almost every way.
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......I did.............01 Model, had it 4yrs...LOVED it
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:36 PM   #15
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......I did.............01 Model, had it 4yrs...LOVED it
How did I know you would say this!!

You are my hero Larry!!

You sure you don't need like a live in Grounds Keeper!!
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How did I know you would say this!!

You are my hero Larry!!

You sure you don't need like a live in Grounds Keeper!!
.........You do windows and dishes too.........
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:52 PM   #17
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im not really after insanely high rpms though , ide rather have the confort and the reliability, to me performance is secondary
Perhaps you should heed the good advice, you should not be thinking about an R6 if comfort is paramount & performance is secondary.
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:02 PM   #18
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Perhaps you should heed the good advice, you should not be thinking about an R6 if comfort is paramount & performance is secondary.
which is why im asking you guys for advice
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which is why im asking you guys for advice
FZ1..........best motor, comfort and handling all in one, i really regret selling it.........
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Larry....if you feed me once and awhile and let me play with the 2 wheeled toys.......ABSO****INGLUTELY!!!
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