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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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so what do you think of the 2003 yamaha yzf 600r i am intrested in how well you keep up with other 600's fuel economy and comfort and anything else you would like to add thanks
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I can't say anything about the 2003. But i really like my 98. Really comfortable, good gas mileage, i just wish it had a little more power.

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Thumbs up love mine!

Compared to my 98 CBR 600, the 2003 Yamaha 600R...

--has passenger handles
--is a little rougher than what I remember CBR to be
--has an oil window!
--feels like it has a bit more linear torque curve (not peaky)
--has more adjustable suspension (compression up front)
--has underseat storage
--can go way farther on tank of gas (bigger tank)
--is just as comfortable
--weighs the same

My CBR was stolen and the 600R is the closest bike I could find to replace it with. Nobody offers anything as sporty in a comfortable package. It is a very practical sport bike, able to do long miles and carry a passenger easily.

600R may be down a bit on peak HP from R6, but does have more midrange than same, which is more usable, more often for a street rider. I am totally happy with mine. Email if you have any questions I have not addressed.


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I don't think there are any mechanical changes in '03, but I don't think so. The only changes are cosmetic. I know two guys who have them, and they both love them. Not as extreme as far as power and riding position as the front line 6's, but way better everyday ergos. Its been around for quite a few years....for a reason.

Silly squid...specs are for kids!

I prefer 4 strokes over 2 strokes...you get 2 extra strokes!!!

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Great bike, get one if you can. It is the most comfortable bike you can get that still has sporty intentions.

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The YZF 600R is a great bike to start out on. I bought a 2002
last year in the Blue/White. It has the big boy looks and will
take on the curves also. It's nice having the 5 gal tank. I bet I
got 50mpg on mine when I would just cruise. The seating is very
comfy for both driver and passenger. The clip-on's are mounted
over the triple tree (not under it) for more comfort. The 03's are
the same as the 02's. I just sold mine last Sunday. I've had a
R1 since January. I miss the seating and comfort of the 600R.
It's a nice ridable and enjoyable bike to ride.
On the downside, the 600R is a little under powered when you
first start off. Not a whole lot of torque down low. It makes good
power around 5k and higher then the bike starts to wake up.
The whole bike is in need of a redesign. I can't understand why
Yamaha has not done any real up dates to it. It still has the same
design as it did in the late 90's, but hey maybe their thinking why
mess up a good thing???? Just keep in mind it's not a R6 or a R1.
I think if you did a few mods to it such as a good slip-on and maybe a stage 3 jet kit it might be up there close to a stock R6.
I think you would have a blast on it. It's fun to ride and learn on.
Then sell it and move up to something larger or keep it and have
fun.

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Sheeeeeet, I liked it so much I went out and bought one.
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Re: love mine!

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Talking Excelent

Love the bike. Just purchased a 2000. Nothing that i have found that is any different from an r6 except for the power. Dont quote me on that.

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Re: Excelent

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Love the bike. Just purchased a 2000. Nothing that i have found that is any different from an r6 except for the power. Dont quote me on that.
Actually the 600r has more power up to the 10k rpm range. I'm not talking about the new '03 R6 but the 99-02 ones.

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