Originally posted by grik
Well seeing how my last post wasnt a success i would like to ask your opinions again on the afformentioned bikes. i want people who ride these, have ridden, own, maybe even read somethin about them. I would like to know maintenence schedules, quality, reliability all that stuff. Your information is much appreciated.
NO racer rep is going to be "comfortable," so you can toss that idea right out the window. Just forget it - they're 1.5~ 2 hour bikes, max, before you need a break to stretch. The best you can hope for is differing levels of 'tolerable.'
Having said that, the R6 and 600RR are VERY comparable in all aspects, (performance, comfort, build quality, reliability blah blah), so buy whichever one gives you the biggest stiffy or the one that you can get the best deal on.
Then, if you don't like the seat, have it done. If you don't like the bars, do them, too. Adjust the levers for span and droop (you want a straight line down the back of your hand in riding position), adjust the foot controls so you don't have to reach to use them. BE ABSOLUTELY MERCILESS about fitting the bike to you. You'll be more relaxed on it and will go better/faster because of it.