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Old 06-03-2001, 02:58 PM   #41
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Default Re: SV vs. ZX6R

Gotta admit you got me looking forward to that review (SV or not). I'm curious to hear how they compare when the road gets more sporty.
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Old 06-03-2001, 06:48 PM   #42
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Default Re: 600-Class Comparo Reader Feedback

People keep going on about the F4i and 6R being the more comfortable bikes to ride but surely different bikes must suit different heights or build of rider. Can anyone tell me whether even the GSX-R or R6 are actually more comfortable than the F4i and 6R for short or tall people?
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Old 06-03-2001, 07:33 PM   #43
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Default Re: You Gotta Do it, MO!

Yeah, You gotta do it, MO! (Pleeze. . .)

Here are the candidates for the suggested article:



ZX-6R

VFR

SV650-S

YZF600R



How about calling it a "Super Street Comparo,"-- not quite Super Sport, but not exactly Sport Turing. You know, too old for MTV, but too young for VH1. . . Sportbikes for the rest of us.
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Old 06-03-2001, 09:12 PM   #44
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Default Re: 600-Class Comparo Reader Feedback

Here's one more vote for this proposed comparo. I'm sick of the fluff I normally find as magazines try to comvince me of how great the latest and greastest are and why my bike can no longer keep up. I want to see the real world gear tried out, but throw the ZX6 in as well and make it a 4-way battle.

Now, about this naked bike shootout.....
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Old 06-04-2001, 04:14 AM   #45
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Default Re: You Gotta Do it, MO!

I second the motion ... but the ZX-6R will stuff the rest ... how about the ZX-6 (the ZX-11 lookalike). I'm planning on a ZX-6 or YZF600R as a Christmas present for my better half ... but the SV650 may have the character and the street freindliness to sway me (her?), even if it is a Suzuki. I haven't seen as many late model Suzuki's in the shop like I used to, so it could be time to shock my friends, if the Suzuki is up to it. Lay it on the line MO.
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Old 06-04-2001, 04:18 AM   #46
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Reasoned responses and genuine interest in your readers' questions. You totally rock. This is why I read every day.
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Old 06-04-2001, 06:12 AM   #47
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Well simply put the higher pegs on the r6 and gsx-r will work better for short riders (read less uncomfortable). But mix in lower bars with a longer reach yet shorter arms your going to have even more weight on your wrists and lower back. Im 6'6 so the bars arent a problem on the r6 or Gixxer but the pegs are unbelievably uncomfortable. I have to hook my heals and shimmy by huge feet up the pegs. Needless to say I spent the big bucks and bought a BMW k1200rs. Fully adjustable and does everything I want it to do very very well. Just no track days in my future. But the 400 miles I did yesterday was a breaze.
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Old 06-04-2001, 06:57 AM   #48
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I just bought a 01 r6. This is my first motorcyle ever. I have shaved the front and rear blinkers with a blue screen. That is it for now.



BTW, Maybe I do not ride like you guys, but I do not see why this is a bad first bike. It just depends on your ego is when you ride. I know I am new to this, so I take it easy. Have not been over 100mph yet, but right at it. Just have to take it easy till you are 100% confident in the bike.
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Old 06-04-2001, 07:01 AM   #49
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I ma 23, with no tickets, in Dallas. My rates in State Farm for a 01 r6 is 690 per 6 months. But I ahve my auto and home owners policies there too. Seems that might be high. Can't wait to be 25!!
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Old 06-04-2001, 07:42 AM   #50
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I would have to agree that the TT looks the best (except for those just-plain-wacky shop-vac ports on the front).



I really can't stand the cheesy graphics that Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki/Yamaha feel they need to splatter all of thier sport bikes with. Whats the deal?
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