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Old 10-29-2004, 09:25 AM   #21
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Default Re: 2005 Yamaha R6 Test

KPail, you are 100% correct, there are numerous cruisers that have superior low speed/rpm "roll-on" accelleration to a modern 600 Supersport. Nice of you to point that out for us. -Sean
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:32 AM   #25
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I'd expect that to be the case as well, but more as a result of the slightly larger capacity and a few more ft/lbs of torque.
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:34 AM   #26
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Even at 4,000RPM, that Harley Sportster will leave you for dead, until you pull your head out and make a couple downshifts. Meanwhile he's already 5 bike lengths ahead of you and though you will catch and pass him like he's standing still, it will be about 4 blocks down the road, while you are accellerating through 100MPH. Of course on the city streets, that race was ovel long before you actually caught and passed the Sportster. Unless of course, you intend to wind it out for a 1/4 mile and 100+ MPH on city streets. (I'll wager that rarely happens in the real world) -Sean

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Old 10-29-2004, 09:36 AM   #27
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u right as usual. never mind.
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:36 AM   #28
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Dont' argue with him Sean. Remember, KPaul has owned and ridden one motorcycle in his entire life and that's enough to be an authority on everything.
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:38 AM   #29
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Journalist GP? Is that an oxymoron?
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:38 AM   #30
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Default Re: 2005 Yamaha R6 Test

I have extensive experience on ZX-6Rs and am sure that the low-end performance of the new ZX-6R (which I will be test ing on the street and track, in Almeria Spain, Dec 4th-8th) will be slightly better than the R6. However, the difference will be minor and comparrisons between 600s shouldn't place much emphasis on low-rpm power or tractablilty.
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