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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-02-2006, 04:58 PM
 
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well i got,a zx-6/636 and its the best bike that i have ever perchest i used to have a ducatie 998 and the zx-6 just beats it all around the handaling is great and performance is awsome so just shop around and find what fits u best
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First of, no I haven't riden either the ZX-6R or R6. However, when I sat on the ZX-6R (636) it felt fairly uncomfortable to me. That is why I bought the ZZR600 ('05). Sure it isn't as fast, isn't fuel injected, but it is $1,100 cheaper and falls into a sport-tourer insurance category unlike the ZX-6R or R6. No I'm not knocking either bike, but just an idea to possibly give the ZZR a look-see. I'm very happy with mine. Good luck on whatever you choose.
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...I bought the ZZR600 ('05)...
Good choice. I had an earlier model. Great riding position! Had to go back to the 250, but I'm still having fun. Basically the same bike with different engine / brakes / tyres.




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Good choice. I had an earlier model. Great riding position! Had to go back to the 250, but I'm still having fun. Basically the same bike with different engine / brakes / tyres.
Thanks, the ZX600J is an excellent model. Its pretty comfortable, though I've yet to take a journey upwards of 90 miles at one sitting. I plan on it this year!
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2006, 02:27 PM
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I thought I would put my two cents in. I am stationed in Okinawa and had never riden a bike at all until this past December. I got a 97 zx-6r, and I have done fine so far, even though the people aren't the best drivers here. So my answer to your question is that I don't believe a 600 to be too big for a starter bike after I got done with the MSC the people who had 400's really wanted to get 600's. Just my ............
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I thought I would put my two cents in. I am stationed in Okinawa and had never riden a bike at all until this past December. I got a 97 zx-6r, and I have done fine so far, even though the people aren't the best drivers here. So my answer to your question is that I don't believe a 600 to be too big for a starter bike after I got done with the MSC the people who had 400's really wanted to get 600's. Just my ............
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-07-2006, 12:32 AM
 
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I have a 2003 636, and its my first bike. Its a great bike, not too much power - but it all depends on the rider. If you are too aggressive, and don't take the time to learn the bike, then thats a different problem.
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I would not recommend a ZX-6R or R6.

As for searching, that was unnecessary because the stickie threads at the top of the New Riders forum DO talk about the ZX. And when I did a search for the term "first bike ZX-6R" I got many matches one of which had quite a bit of commentary on the 636 and the ZZ (http://sbw.sportbikes.com/showthread...irst+bike+ZX6R).

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