Hey, Im a newbie to the forum! I'm also returning to motorcycle riding after a 9 year absence. The last bike I had was a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6. Yesterday, I purchased a 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6 Black with red flames. Haven't rode much yet, just home from the dealer. Just wanted to say hello!
Thanks, learned a little about the bike just by lurking. The forum helped me decide on the R6. I was considering either the R6, or the Ninja KX6RR, or the Suzuki GSX-R. This bike seemed to be the one to buy to me.
well considering it's 90 degrees today, riding is a year round activity here in SoCal. The bike does feel light and it's really agile. I feel comfortable on it and I'm not a small guy. I'm 5'11 and weigh 230. My hands get tired a little from the leaning but I think that's just over-nervousness and, lately, I've been doing more gripping with my legs and less leaning on my hands, so it hasn't been that bad.