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Huss 09-11-2002 09:22 AM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
So why would the bike be smoother with a smaller engine? You obviously seem to know so I await your reply.

Le_Racer 09-11-2002 09:23 AM

Salut g-bear!

Get your hide on any R6, twist the throttle, hit a few miles of twisty tarmac, brake hard a few times.

You'll understand that anything better than thoses 99-02 R6 "IS" something out of the ordinary.

Looks even better than what I considered the best looking machine out there.



TLS_MAN 09-11-2002 09:24 AM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
The shorter duration higher lift cams and FI should allow more top end with much improved midrange hp and response. Also the exhausts now contains a catalyzer which limits hp. It should gain 3 or 4 hp once the can is replace.

blackburd 09-11-2002 09:57 AM

Re: Man, 22 Sets Record for Crashing New Sportbike
Well.........yeah, that too. ;-)

KPaulCook 09-11-2002 10:19 AM

Beautiful Glad to see no racer boy graphics. The best buy in motorcycles (600s) gets
... better. Love to see the way Kawasaki and Yamaha are bringing out bikes with no graphic decals. If the bike is well designed it will look good with out the gimics and stripes.

ErricZ 09-11-2002 11:08 AM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
It's just the natural evolution of the UJM ... now we have the UJS.

danch 09-11-2002 11:24 AM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
OK, why do the UK sites (including say the thing makes 123 HP @ 13000 with ram air? Does that mean they're guessing/exaggerating the effect of ram air at speed, and the number in the article is the actual crank HP figure?

danch 09-11-2002 11:28 AM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
Damn, hate to see you suffer. Tell ya what - I'll share your suffering. Just give me the money (or the Daytona - I'd kill myself with the Gixxer)

jmeyn 09-11-2002 12:01 PM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
They can't produce it on a static dyno. They have to blast air at it to get the extra hp. Neither 120 nor 123 will be available at the wheels.

mattg 09-11-2002 01:23 PM

Re: 2003 Yamaha R6 Reader Feedback
I think the throttle by wire may be farther away then you think. I believe that the little advantage gained would be over shadowed by the cost.

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