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Mark_Pearson 03-31-2004 05:12 PM

Re: Middleweight Standards Comparo
 
I really enjoy MO reviews and wish you guys could find a way to do more.



In the past year and a half I've gone from a Bandit 1200 to a ZR7S to a recently-purchased YZF600R. After reading your latest shootout...I'm glad I bought the 600R. I think it's a shame that Yamaha chose to build a budget bike from the ground up and settle for the compromise that is the FZ6 rather than make a few modifications to the excellent 600R platform. I think a Yamaha version of Triumph's Sprint RS package based on the 600R platform would be unbeatable.



I've wanted a SV650 for some time but fit has always been an issue for me (36" inseam). Now that Suzuki's finally lowered the pegs I may be tempted if my 600R experience disappoints.


Mark_Pearson 03-31-2004 05:14 PM

Re: Middleweight Standards Comparo
 
I really enjoy MO reviews and wish you guys could find a way to do more.



In the past year and a half I've gone from a Bandit 1200 to a ZR7S to a recently-purchased YZF600R. After reading your latest shootout...I'm glad I bought the 600R. I think it's a shame that Yamaha chose to build a budget bike from the ground up and settle for the compromise that is the FZ6 rather than make a few modifications to the excellent 600R platform. I think a Yamaha version of Triumph's Sprint RS package based on the 600R would be unbeatable.



I've wanted a SV650 for some time but fit has always been an issue for me (36" inseam). Now that Suzuki's finally lowered the pegs I may be tempted if my 600R experience disappoints.


nweaver 03-31-2004 05:47 PM

Uhh, Honda Has...
 
CBR600-RR: Hardcore supersport



CBR600-F4i: Supersport with better ergonomics



Hornet (faired): 1/2 faired standard



Hornet (unfaired): unfaired standard



CB600: 1/2 faired 600cc tourer, complete with available ABS



Different GENERATIONS of the same engine/family to do the different roles. Of course, the 1/2 faired horent and the cB600 are europe, not US.

pkbrown 03-31-2004 06:01 PM

Re: It was the 600S
 
I do believe the bike you're talking about was sold as the Fazer 600S in Europe. It was just replaced by the Fz-6 (something about EU emissions.) If you pick up any of the British mags they're still lamenting the loss of the old bike. Reviews of the old Fazer sounded a lot like the MO review of the 599, a "greater than the sum of its parts" sort of thing.

Nplateau 03-31-2004 06:05 PM

599 v. SV650 v. FZ6
 

obandoj 03-31-2004 06:30 PM

Re: Middleweight Standards Comparo
 
Very good article, you lucky geeks :)

gdrazek 04-01-2004 12:24 AM

Re: Great story guys!
 
I won't bash the sportster, but the 883 should have been the motorcycle that was included in this comparo. How can you call a 1200 cc motorcycle a middleweight? Maybe if you title the article "Middle Power" it would be more appropriate.



All in all, very good story and I would really like to take a Honda 599 out for a spin. It sounds like a great bike.

boplicity 04-01-2004 02:14 AM

Re: Middleweight Standards Comparo
 
No Monster 620 in this shoot out? Get bent!


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