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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-29-2001, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hey I have a question for all you kawasaki guys out there. I have some riding experience with dirt bikes when I was younger and I ride my some of my friends bikes often. I am also enrolled and will be taking the motorcycle saftey course in a couple of weeks. I want to buy a bike this summer and was wondering if I could get some advice on anything with the 98-00 model zx6r's. Any helpful info on prices, performane, and especially if this bike will fit me okay. I am about 6'4 and weigh around 210. The most comfortable bike I have ridden is a 98 F3, but I like the zx6r's way more. Any help is appreciated.
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Hey, Dude, here's what you want.
MSRP - 8099USD
Top speed - close onto 170mph
Wet weight - 434lbs.
HP ~98
The Kaw is known for being real-world comfortable. You'll want to get the next heavier grade of fork oil before you really start pushing it. I have sat on one, and they fit me fairly well, at 6'2" and 210lbs.
In a recently published comparision, the Kaw established a best lap time less than one second off the pace of the first-place Yamaha, and better than a second ahead of the f4 Honda. It is also a repeat champion of the Supersport 600cc drags.
Hope this helps you in deciding.
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What can I say? I own one ('00 ZX-6R), and I love it!!! I've only had it now for about a month, but there are
several reasons I went it in the first place. It has (according to the mags) the smoothest, most powerful engines
of the current 600s, it has the best mix of performance/comfort, and hey! It won Cycle World's "Best Middleweight" for 2000! I don't think you can go wrong with the ZX-6R. I depends on what you want out of it.


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6r is an awesome bike..pretty comfortable for a fast bike..plenty of power to keep you interested for a long time....Congrats on making the decision to take the Motorcycle Safety Course. They will teach you many useful tips for riding safely among the crazy car drivers.
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I've had mine about a month and love it, it's the best move I made buying it, and Kawasaki has deals on them right now, I saved 1100.00 on mine. Only one problem now, my husband just bought a new Hayabusa, I'm In trouble with a capital T.
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Only one problem now, my husband just bought a new Hayabusa, I'm In trouble with a capital T.
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Thaks to everybody you read this and gave me some advice. It was much appreciated. I now can not wait till I can get my bike. Thanks for the help.
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I also have one (a '99) and I LOVE it... I know you will too!!

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Dude, I cant stay off of my 99 6R. Its a blast to ride, its fast as hell, its comfortable for longer rides, & I think its the best looking 600 out there. The new 2 headlight design is just plain mean looking. I was thinking of trying to get the new design for my bike but its $$$$ expensive. Oh well. You cant go wrong w/ the 6R.
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Look for a late 98 model.

Stunning bike with good all round performance.

One point to look out for is paint jobs on older 96-97 models. I have read reports by owners claiming poor paint work at the front of the bike. However I have no problem with my GR 98 6R.

Oh, don't forget to check insurance prices!
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