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jeffie 10-29-2004 05:31 AM

Re: 2005 Yamaha R6 Test
if i had a job i wouldn't get first post!

sportbike_pilot 10-29-2004 05:36 AM

Re: 2005 Yamaha R6 Test
The supersport class has come a long way in just a few years and the R6 has, IMO, been a large part of the reason why. Wahoo!


sarnali 10-29-2004 06:18 AM

Re: 2005 Yamaha R6 Test
excellent review, I see you deerly love the braking power, looks like a good total package for someone looking for a 600

Of interest to me was the dyno chart showing 30 hp and 30 ft/lbs of torque between 2 & 6k rpm. Doesn't seem like it would accelerate very hard at those ranges, I'll bet if you were just riding around town that would probably translate to 35 or 45 mph. Did you happen to try a hard roll-on escape maneuver from that speed?....I recall some controversy awhile back from some of our less-informed readers.......

BMW4VWW 10-29-2004 06:38 AM

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You certainly are right the appearance of the black bike Sean. It is one nice looking machine. Although I respect your opinion as to the R6 being the most "comfortable" of the 600s, as some one that shares your vital statistics, excepting our nearly 20 year age difference, I find this type of bike to offer only slightly more real world practicality than the Big Dog Razorback. Both are interesting extremes of motorcycle design, but, for me, are to sharply focused for extended duties outside their narrow parameters. VWW

SeanAlexander 10-29-2004 06:45 AM

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Nope, I didn't try trolling around in top gear. In fact on 600cc inline fours, I tend to maintain a lower gear to keep the revs between 5,500 and 9,500 RPM around town, for the precise reason that I want the bike to be more responsive to sudden throttle inputs. There is NO DOUBT that if I maintained the revs around 4,000RPM, I would get stomped by Buells etc... in impromptu roll-ons, not to mention the fact that evasive accelleration would require the added time of several downshifts. On the other hand, when ridden aggressively, the R6 will easily walk away from any Buell streetbike and most 750s aside from late model GSX-Rs. -Sean

seruzawa 10-29-2004 06:51 AM

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I'm more interested in finding out whether or not Yammer is going to offer color coordinated T-shirts, shorts and flip-flops. They'd sell a whole shytload of them around here.

A full line of squid gear could be a gold mine for the Big-4.

seruzawa 10-29-2004 06:58 AM

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How do you maintain that riding style and also retain a driver's license?

It's simply too tempting to wring those supersports out. That's one reason I don't like those things on the street. My license wouldn't survive it.

drthompson65 10-29-2004 07:01 AM

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Looks like a fantastic machine. I just wish it had/would like to know why yamaha didn't do the following:

1) Underseat exhaust

2) Steering stabilizer

It's good to see that some of the "Stock" bikes are able to handle us 6 footers and over 200 pounders. :)

SeanAlexander 10-29-2004 07:05 AM

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I think it's a 50/50 combo of keeping my head-up w/ eyes open and pure unadulterated luck. -Sean

seruzawa 10-29-2004 07:27 AM

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You sound like a candidate for a Rocket3.

Tested one yet?

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