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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-14-2002, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Cool YZF600r

going to buy bike in 2 weeks and am leaning towards the yzf600r not r6. wanted to hear peoples opinon on the bike as far as performance, comfort and all the other good stuff. i am aware of the 1st - 2nd gear problem but i can get around that. also just curious about the hp and quarter mile times. any info and opinons would be appreciated. im referring to 2002 models.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 11:23 AM
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Very nice bike! Might be a second or two slower on the race track and it's a pig, but it handles well and is very quick even compared to todays 600's. Plus the comfort factor is also a huge bonus.

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Very good bikes. Yes a little heavy but not too bad. With a slip-on and jet kit they will put out near 100rwhp which is not to shabby of a street bike even at today's standards. They are very stable and extremely reliable. They have very strong steel frames(alot of the weight) and are quite crash worthy. My wife's was alot of fun to ride in the twisties.

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I own a 2000 YZF 600R and I've never had more fun on a bike until I bought this one. Mine's completely stock and I still haven't seen the limits of this bike. I ride it to work everyday and I've never had any problems with it. My riding buddy owns an R6 and I'm able to hang with him, especially in the twisties. The bike's a little heavy, but because of the weight, its much more stable at higher speeds and the seating position is probably the best in the 600 SS class. I sat on a CBR 600, ZX6R, GSXR and I've tested the R6 and this is what swayed me to buy the 600R (besides the better price) I've taken it on 3 hour rides and never felt I had to take a rest.....Unbelievably comfortable! Get the bike. I'm sure you won't regret it. HAPPY RIDING!
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I will have to agree with Scooterman! I sold my 2001 YZF 600R to my brother the day I bought my 2001 R6. During normal rides, he is able to keep up with me just fine. The are VERY comfortable bikes and can be ridden all day without any discomfort.
The thing I like most about the 600R is their reliabilty!! My brother, nor I, have ever had any problems with the bike. The only thing that I don't like is the weight. But, that's just me. I guess you could say the added weight is a good thing. Maybe that is what makes the bike feel so stable.
So, go ahead and buy the bike. They are very fun, and you can't go wrong!!
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what is the problem with 1st-2nd gear??

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Some people say that the 1st to 2nd gear shifting on these bikes sometimes disengages or does not engage well . I've owned my 600R for a while now and I've never had a problem with the shifting in any gear. i think some people experience these shifting problems coz they mash their gears a lot during acceleration. Also many owners forget that the 600R has a pretty narrow clutch engagement which probably causes these shifting problems......just my theory on the subject.

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The 600r is a good learning bike. If you want to someday do some tricks, go with the R6. The 600r is very, very heavy and you will have a hard time doing wheelies. It is also the most comfortable bike around town. I also have a 2002 R1 and it took me a while to get used to the agility of the R1.
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May I suggest a Kawi ZX-6R
Just a thought
It's lighter, faster and Just as comfortable as the YZF-600
As far as price, well I'm paying the same price for my 6R as I'd pay to buy a YZF 600 here in Canada

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May I suggest a Kawi ZX-6R
Just a thought
It's lighter, faster and Just as comfortable as the YZF-600
As far as price, well I'm paying the same price for my 6R as I'd pay to buy a YZF 600 here in Canada
You can get a YZF600R for quite a bit less than the ZX-6R in the states. The R6 and ZX-6R bring about the same price but not the 600R.

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