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Old 03-31-2004, 05:12 PM   #92
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Default 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.

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Old 03-31-2004, 05:14 PM   #93
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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.

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Old 03-31-2004, 05:47 PM   #94
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Default 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.
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Old 03-31-2004, 06:01 PM   #95
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Default 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.
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Old 03-31-2004, 06:05 PM   #96
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Default 599 v. SV650 v. FZ6

It's not MO, but...



http://www.riderreport.com//output.cfm?id=775099
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Old 03-31-2004, 06:30 PM   #97
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Very good article, you lucky geeks
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Old 04-01-2004, 12:24 AM   #99
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Default 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.
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Old 04-01-2004, 02:14 AM   #100
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No Monster 620 in this shoot out? Get bent!
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