Originally posted by cookeetree
Okay guys, here's the deal...
I'm looking at grabbing a ZX-6R, but I'm faced with a bit of a quandary. It's a money vs machine issue.
Basically, if I go for a 2002 model (or newer), I'll be climbing onto a 636cc, but I'll be shelling out more folding stuff than for, say, a 2001 600cc. I'd rather spend as little as I can, but still get the updated front end, so I won't be going older than a 2000 model.
Apart from an increased engine capacity and a few extra hp, are there any dramatic differences between the two??
about 40 RWHP
about 100 LBS
Seating position became more aggressive
1st and 2nd gears were left untouched, but 3,4,5, and 6 are closer together.
Top speed was increased over 30 MPH
Redline was increased about 1,200RPM
The air duct was centralized to increase air flow into the box
brembo brakes were equipped stock
front tire was changed to a 65 series instead of 70
Rake was changed, though Im not sure how much
Carbs were switched out for fuel injection
There are many many more things that I just cant think of off the top of my head, but the 03-04 machines were completely redesigned. Not a lot was carried over.
Spend the extra money and go for a 636.