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05 R6 v 05 zx6r
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05 R6 v 05 zx6r - August 1, 2006, 02:15 PM

Well back in the market and I have my eye on one of each. I came from a light up high leaned over the front 04zx6r. What is your opinion on which is best for aggressive riding but also comfy. I know the zx6r has the mid range but lacks a lil down low. Havnt had a chance to ride either.

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August 1, 2006, 03:01 PM

stay away from the yamahazardZ...take the kawi

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August 1, 2006, 03:53 PM

Originally Posted by iceblizzxdc
stay away from the yamahazardZ...take the kawi
Dont listen to the haters Go with the wining brand YAMAHA!!
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August 1, 2006, 03:57 PM

both are killer, but since i ride a kawi, im for that

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August 1, 2006, 04:01 PM

here's a 2005 600cc comparo for you, yes they picked the zx...i'd take the r6 but am biased...read it and see what features you are looking for


Here's another, this time ZX wins again...


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August 1, 2006, 04:06 PM

If its really that close of a decision in your eyes, just buy whichever one is a better deal.
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August 1, 2006, 04:32 PM

the one you think looks better. 15-16 years ago it would have mattered. Now it doesn't.

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August 1, 2006, 04:36 PM

When I was looking for a bike, it's was between the zx 6r and the r6. I liked the way I 'fit' on the zx 6 better than the r6

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August 1, 2006, 04:41 PM

I would say yamaha all the way, for obvious reasons.
But seriously... go with what ever you fit on the best andd looks best to you.
The differences in performance in todays bikes will only be felt by 10% of the riders, 10% of the time... so for most people it really doesn't matter. Rideablity is the most important and it is different for eveyone, so get what you feel most comfortable on.
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August 1, 2006, 04:51 PM

I can't speak for the kaw but the r6 to me you sit up on top of it too much.
The R1 you sit in and I like that more.
Now for cornering I know sitting on top of it is better but we are talking about feel here.
Now maybe the kaw does the same thing, I don't know.
The last kaw I sat on I think I liked better than just sitting on the r6.

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August 1, 2006, 06:06 PM

Curveball, buy a gixxer 6
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August 1, 2006, 06:25 PM

Zx6r (636), has more power everywhere, I was out on an 05 r6 this weekend on the backroads in P.A. I have ridden the 05 zx6r before. The zx neeeds a steering damper, but is more fun in the twisties.
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August 2, 2006, 07:43 AM

I studied all the '05's while looking for a track bike. I bought an '05 R6 and have no complaints (other than the fact that all 600's have no mid-range grunt compared to my street ride)

But if I was planning on street use and wanted a 600 (or close) I'd be hard pressed not to jump on a 636 for it's better mid-range.

As others have said though, all of them are so close in performance that it really comes down to which one feels better to you.
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August 2, 2006, 11:04 AM

I had an 04 R6 and now have an 06 ZX6R. I must say that I like the Kawi better...more power and more fun to ride. The R6 did have better brakes but it doesn't have the radial mounted brakes the 05 does.
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