ok guys i am just asking this here because i don't know any kawi forums. anyway i want to get a new bike. i really want an 04 gsxr600 but since i will use it for daily commute i thought maybe the 750 might be better for the street. then i thought about the 636 kawi and it might be just what i need, a 600 with a little more low end torque.
so anyways i got some questions for you guys about that bike. first off are the 04 and 03 models different? i know the 6RR got changed for 04, but i dont know if those changes extend to the 6R. Also what do you guys think would be a good price for an 04 ZX-6R, and for a leftover 03?
Thanks in advance,
PS: please feel free to comment on the gsxr 600 and 750 also, this kawi thing just hit me while trying to decide between the 600 or 750.
I own a 2003 636. I love the bike. It’s hands down the best braking and handling I’ve used at the track. Although it’s suspension is horrible in some cases on the street. Small price to pay if you like going to the track which is definitely where this bike feels best at.
My dad has a 2003 Suzuki 750 and honestly the stock suspension on that bike is horrible. It turns sluggish, and brakes aren’t anything spectacular. We have been trying to setup suspension for months and can’t seem to get it right. We took it this weekend while running down at California Speedway to have some of the race tech’s there see if they could help. The made it a little better, but said that the stock suspension on the 750’s are nitrous for being swapped for afterkmaet parts immediately after purchase. So my dad purchased a 9,000 bike he get’s to invest more money into just to make it handle worth a crap on the track and in some cases street. Doesn’t seem worth the cost to me, but different strokes for different folks.
I’ve had the chance to ride all the other bikes except for the 2004 R6, but I can definitely say I don’t know how much has changed since 2003 to 2004 if anything at all for the R6, but that bike handles f’in great. And turns very well.
The Honda 600RR is probably the best handling bike of all them. But suffers noticeably in the weight department and having very little midrange to speak of.
It came down to me deciding what I wanted most. I think the 636 has very good handling, which is worth the swap for a rough ride. I think it’s one of the better looking 600’s. The brakes are bar none the best stock brakes to come on 600 in my honest opinion. Some say that was the main advantage the 636 had when competing against the 750’s last year in super stock was the out braking abilities it had. That aside out of all the stock 600’s it’s still pushing about 10 horsepower more or so stock because of it’s “Cheater” extra cc’s. I love the bike and would only trade it for a 10R or R1.