Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Yellow Springs, OH, USA 45387
As yet another current owner of an FZ6, I'd have to say this is not really a good beginner bike. As said by The Great Zippy, it really gets crazy fast after 7000 RPMs. It is also very top heavy, and anyone who can't put their feet flat on the floor while on the bike should move on to something else. Mastering slow movement takes some time and I can bare wittness that setting this bike down is no fun. I love the bike myself, but I wish I had put a bit more time in before I jumped on this bike. Yamaha doesn't address the sub-600 class, so I think you should at least start with a used smaller bike and plan to upgrade in several months, or next season. Buy something cheap and under 600cc's and gain the experiance you need to ride what you really want to ride. Plus it give you a lot more time to decide what you REALLY want.
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