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      seriously, I cant tell the difference between one crotch rocket and another. 130 bhp on a 150-200 kg body is mental enough for me.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
      seriously, I cant tell the difference between one crotch rocket and another. 130 bhp on a 150-200 kg body is mental enough for me.
      And a 2008 R1 weighs 177Kgs belting out a whooping 186BHP. Get me one of these Bond, and i will be your slave for rest of my life.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 2Stroke Junkie View Post
      Get me one of these Bond, and i will be your slave for rest of my life.
      why would I want to inflict life long torture on myself and my bank account?

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      Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
      why would I want to inflict life long torture on myself and my bank account?
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      i've ridden the r6, great bike, but i found it a tad uncomfortable, its forward stanced, turn in is razor sharp, so are the brakes, the gixxer(even though i rode a gsx 1000r) i found was more manageable and comfortable, i think if he has a laid back driving style, the gixxer would suit him, if he's the 'get there fast' kinda guy, the r6 is tailor made for him
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      Quote Originally Posted by 2Stroke Junkie View Post
      Pradeep, i understand you have had your experience with R6, how is it in stock trim? Read somewhere it makes 128BHP, the model my brother has in mind is 2009 & has done some 6000miles on odo. Is this bike really worth the money? His main usage will be daily office ride & then ride to some hills nearby. What do you feel? And Pradeep, kindly let me know what one needs to look while going for a used R6, any specific pointers will be of great help.
      Buddy, As far as i am concerned i vote for Yamaha as i am in chennai yamaha team for nearly 7 years. It has enough sheer power in it which when well tuned will give you tremendous output. Not all bikes produce that result. I have seen my friend doing for CBR600, which will not give you exact result as expected as the R6 does.

      If there are lots of bends and full hilly drive, i recommend Yamaha R6. If straight roads and less of bends i recommend CBR600RR. I dont have even 1% experience in Kawasaki & Suzuki, so cannot comment anything on that.

      Also spares of R6 will be higher when compared to honda CBR600.

      So decide upon the need and let me, definetly i will help you out in any help needed with R6. Mine is 2006 R6 model which is pretty old and non-registered version which is only used for tracks. So i have NIL experience in city. My friend who owns R6 in city said that its waste for city use as engine gets bloody heat due to usage of 1st and 2nd gear most of the times. He said Ninja 600 was awesome in city roads that it fine tunes accordingly. Not sure if its true.

      Considering US riding, i dont think R6 will have this problem as chennai does
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      Pradeep & blackhorn, thanks a lot for your inputs. Will ask my brother to pick the R6. Pradeep, do you feel we should look out for some symptoms/condition of the bike as it is used.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 2Stroke Junkie View Post
      Pradeep, do you feel we should look out for some symptoms/condition of the bike as it is used.
      I dont have much idea on that buddy. When i ride i may feel if i have any difference. But i dont have any points to mention to check in.

      Basic points like disc condition, oil leakage, air filter condition, coolant checking(not the oil inside, but when there is a major problem with coolant not responding engine heat will be major and will increase your engine temperature like anything even though coolant oil is in max line. Just check that riding some miles), Check if fuel injection does not make any sound like gezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, Check if cutting of any wires is not happened like to insert any additional lights, horn, etc. Because R series bikes comes with loads of sensors and will not run in case of any issues, check if warning lights all normal and not glows, last but not least petrol spitting should not be there through silencer. Thats it.

      But all the above points will be done in bike of people who does not take care of maintaining bike. Guess in US no one will be like this and maintain stock look and service properly. Just suggested which are all i know.
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      Sigh! This thread reminds me of my much younger days, when I used to ride SBKs belong to some very rich friends and nearly got myself one.

      1. R6 - Probably the best bike to get if you are a beginner. The big problem with the Yams is, pathetic torque. And almost all the power comes only at the top end, like Hondas. That makes city driving pathetic. And even in the handling department, they are very forgiving. The only reason I'd buy a R6 or R1 is for the looks and the Yamaha tag. They just won't set the soul on fire, like....... Wait till I write about the other bikes to find out!

      2. Gixxer - Good bike, better than the R6 anyday, unless you want to pick up a bike to impress a chick!

      3. ZX 6R - Now THAT is a true SBK. Kwackers are known for their awesome low end torque and some insane engines to boot. The two biggest gripe with a Kwacker is... Looks, they look like shit, most of them do! But trust me, when you open that throttle, no other bike will put that smile on your face like a Kwacker will. Italians notwithstanding! The biggest gripe with the Kwackers have always been "handling". They are brilliant handlers, no doubt! But unlike the R6 or the Gixxer, the 6R/10R/12R are the least "forgiving" bikes. The Kwackers have always been tagged as the "widow makers" worldwide.

      So goes without saying, that being the mad guy that I was, I had booked a 6R just before my 12th board exams and paid a 2L advance and was eagerly awaiting the bike to be delivered in 3 weeks from the date of advance payment. The day I was supposed to get home from college early and go pick up my bike from Joe, some astrologer came home and scared my parents saying that I'd die in a bike accident in the next 1 year. So my dad bought me a car instead and banned me from riding bikes ever since

      So if I were your brother and wanted a bike, I'd look no further than the 6R for pure riding pleasure and fun. If you want a bike to impress women, the R6 is the bike to buy

      If you want both, buy a Ducati. Now the 749S is probably one of the best bikes I've ridden in my life! Those guys do know how to make them SBKs.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      So if I were your brother and wanted a bike, I'd look no further than the 6R for pure riding pleasure and fun. If you want a bike to impress women, the R6 is the bike to buy
      listen to that @2strokejunkie? now we'll all know whos doing hoodibabas in the US, all thanks to mclaren1885
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