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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2001, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Handling

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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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2001, 03:23 PM
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Re: Handling

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Originally posted by GixxerSixxer
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.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2001, 05:50 PM
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I hear you! i had the pleasure of riding an R6 at the track recently. Very nice.

I have an oppurtunity to drive a Gixxer 600 , Should I bother or just stick with the R6 ?
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-2001, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up Hell yeah!!

Even if you are one of those insane Harley lovers...YES ride the gixexr. It's a totally different experience than the R6. It's worth it, if for no other reason, for experience.
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