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HarleyMXR
01-06-2011, 11:49 PM
Have a chance to buy a anniversary R6 for a really good price. Looking for any good bad opinions on the bike from anyone in the know of R6.

10-95
01-07-2011, 03:15 AM
There's about a zillion out there, abused, rode hard, wrecked and they still run. It's a Jap bike...

On the down side, at least for me, they're tiny and uncomfortable.

ekms377
01-07-2011, 06:51 AM
I am a big fan of the older R6s......the newer ones are pretty hard core for the street.

Red Brown
01-07-2011, 10:03 AM
You can get about 90 percent of the R6 engine by purchasing a used FZ6 which has the same engine with smaller cams and tuned for more mid-range. Add a Power Commander module with proper dyno tune and an aftermarket pipe and the bike will be much more practical for everyday use (better ergonomics and commuter storage).

http://ktmryder.smugmug.com/photos/200866483_zdvEW-L.jpg

RB

Knobby
01-07-2011, 11:35 AM
The 06 generation was really comfortable for a sportbike (I'm 6'3"), much more than the Honda 600RR of that gen. But its a 600, you've gotta really get into the upper rev range for any real power.

Red Brown
01-07-2011, 12:27 PM
The 06 generation was really comfortable for a sportbike (I'm 6'3"), much more than the Honda 600RR of that gen. But its a 600, you've gotta really get into the upper rev range for any real power.

Drop a tooth in the front sprocket and it helps the Fazer. Nevertheless, almost all inline 4's from Yamaha and others really are not know for a fat, wide, power band like a v-twin.

Really, the R6 is a poor road bike and really belongs on the track playing at above 10,000 rpms. The FZ6 seems to be a better choice for street riding. If you're going to do mainly track work, the R6 is a super bike.

RB

Monkey Wrench Cycles
01-07-2011, 04:58 PM
Have a chance to buy a anniversary R6 for a really good price. Looking for any good bad opinions on the bike from anyone in the know of R6.

Dont know what years it covers but they are known for tearing second gear out of the tranny. Ive had a couple in this problem

HarleyMXR
01-12-2011, 11:45 PM
Thanks guys. This site has to be one of the best there is for knowledge and info on bike's and lots of other info.

on1wheel
04-19-2011, 12:51 PM
My first street bike was a 2000 R6. I put 32k miles on it in about four years with two major get-offs in the mean time. Not only did the bike survive the crashes, it kept running great the whole time. It got regular oil changes and new spark plugs, but never any other maintenance. Unfortunately it got stolen several years ago during a period of time when I couldn't afford theft insurance. Of all the crotch rockets I've ridden in that size, the R6 was the best. My last bike was a 2006 Ninja 636 and, stock, it was a wienie compared to the Yamaha. The Kawasaki needed lower gearing just to even begin to compare.