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Old 07-26-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Re: Yamaha YZF R6 OR Suzuki GSXR600?

First post! Double to today! Get the Yamaha..
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Yamaha YZF R6 OR Suzuki GSXR600?

If you're not worried about which one has the highest top speed or any of that stuff, just pick the one who's looks you like the best.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:58 PM   #3
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Totally. Just go by whatever floats your boat, which brand has the coolest dealer to support it, which one you can get the better deal on. Favorite color? They're both excellent bikes.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: Yamaha YZF R6 OR Suzuki GSXR600?

I' ve not ridden either, but consider the power delivery if you aren't just interested in top speed and other numbers.



It seems to be consistently reported that the Suzuki has the more responsive engine in it's midrange.

If true, you might find the GSXR a better bike for day to day riding when you will rarely get into 5 figure revs.



Just a thought anyway.

I'd hate to have to rev a bike to the moon to get decent throttle response. It can be a hard thing to measure and wont show up on dyno's.



Anyone ridden both and can comment?
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:29 AM   #5
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If he picks the Gixxer chances he can claim from insurance earlier ...
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:05 AM   #6
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Default Re: Yamaha YZF R6 OR Suzuki GSXR600?

I would have to agree with stormcloud on this one. The new R6 is reputed to have nothing down-low and in the midrange. If you are street riding, you don't want to have to twist the crap out of the handle just to roll away from a stop. If you are looking used, then I would have to say go Yamaha. The earliest R6 & R1 are some of the sexiest bikes on the planet.
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:10 AM   #7
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IMHO - The Yamaha is gorgeous, check out those headlights! However, I'm partial to the Suzuki. It seems like it has more history and tradition with it. Someone already mentioned power delivery and from what you said, the Suzuki should be your best choice!



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Old 07-27-2006, 03:01 AM   #8
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Default Re: Yamaha YZF R6 OR Suzuki GSXR600?

If you want something that you enjoy riding and looks nice, you don't need advice from anyone. Go check them out and get the one you like. Test ride each if you can. I personally will not buy a bike without a test ride. Get what you like, and the hell with what anyone else thinks. That's my advice.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:03 AM   #9
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Neither - Pick up a slightly used GSXR750, youl'll have a more commute friendly bike (power everywhere).



Oh, back to your 2 selections, try to find which has the best dealer support where you are.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:07 AM   #10
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The Yamaha is tuned for racing. The bike makes all its power at the top of the rev range. On the street low and mid range is best. The Suzuki or Zx6 will be better a v twin would be best or the gsxr 750.
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