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Old 06-10-2009, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Ninja 650r vs Yamaha FZ6r

Ive been riding an 85 ninja zx600r-a for my first bike. It is pretty beat up and i'm looking to move on. I have narrowed my chaoices down to the ninja 650r and the fz6r. im leaning twords the fz6 due to rumored suspension issues with the kawasaki. any opinions are appreciated. thanks
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:18 AM   #2
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What are you going to do with the bike?

I've been looking hard at the FZ6R; thinking about a track bike. At just over $7k, it's a lot of bike. However, the SV650 from Suzuki has a lot going for it too, and the prices are almost the same. The FZ is less "sport;" it has a more comfortable riding position and better passenger accomodations. But the SV has trick clip-ons, better swingarm, adjustable suspension, and a HUGE aftermarket.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:55 AM   #3
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Claimed curb weight is 467 for the FZ6R and 441 for the 650R. That's a 26 lb. difference. Personally, I like the looks of the 2009 Kawi much more than the Yamaha, too. If I were checking these out, I think I'd be more inclined to go with the FZ6 than the FZ6R. I really dislike the looks of the new Suzuki Gladius, but it gets really good mpg's and the reviews all say that the motor is stronger than the SV650's, so that might be another to consider.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:56 AM   #4
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"What are you going to do with the bike?"

He's going to use it as a big paperweight.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:00 AM   #5
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"What are you going to do with the bike?"

He's going to use it as a big paperweight.

It'd look nice next to those VTX pipes.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:54 AM   #6
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A friend of mine had a Ninja650. She really liked it except for the too stiff suspension so she traded it on Ducati 696... a really nice bike by the way. Since she only weighs 110lbs the suspension stiffness might not be an issue for you.
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If she hasn't already, she should check with her dealer regarding the recent recall notice on the 696.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:40 AM   #8
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If she hasn't already, she should check with her dealer regarding the recent recall notice on the 696.
Thx. I found it on the net and emailed it to her.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:35 PM   #9
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well i am personally very fond of the sport bike styling and would love to get a "real" sportsbike but im pretty new to riding. I wanted to get something more user friendly without sacrificing the look i like so much. thats why i have avoided the naked/standard bikes. although i did consider the kawi er-6n. I wondering about personal insight from people who are familiar with these models. i don't want to make a rash decision so i thought i would ask. thanks for the posts.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:45 PM   #10
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In that case you should definitely check out the SV650S.
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