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post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 07-02-2001, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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I just wanted to state my amazment at how differently the 600s handle.
As most of you know, I had a 2000 GSX-R 600 (thus my screen name, DUH) but I recently replaced it with a 2000 R6. This was the first time I'd been on an R6 (when it was moving, I've drooled on them many times in showrooms) and I was immediately blown away by the difference in handling. At slow speeds especially. I'd ridden new and old CBRs, GSX-Rs, Interceptors and a 1997 Yamaha YZF-1000 So, it's not like the Gixxer was my only bike. But the R6 has such a different feel to it.
Anyway, I had about a 85 mile ride home so I got a chance to ride all kinds of roads and I must say, "WOW" I absolutely love this thing!! It gets a little "nervous" (as the mags would put it) in bumpy corners but that is my only complaint!! And hell, a steering damper shuold clear that up.
So, I guess I'll ask. What accounts for the extreme difference in handling characteristics when all these bikes have similar wheelbase, rake angle, bar height, weight, etc?

Okay, I'm done now.
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