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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-29-2004, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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R6 or CBR600 for street/trackdays?

After a couple of trackdays on my VFR800, I think I'd like to get something smaller (mass and volume-wise) for occasional trackdays and day trips.

(I've been considering this ever since I got rid of my VF500F and the trackdays reinforced the idea.)

I'd like something newer and am considering the R6 or the 600F. The R6 sounds sportier, but I do like my Hondas

Anybody done head-to-head street and/or track riding comparisons?

I've also considered some other bikes like the Monster 600, so advice on others is also welcome. Or just send me an Aprilia RS250 for track-only use

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i think you would be happier on either bike. each would prob handle better than the viffer


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That's why I'm looking to buy one or the other. The question is, which one?

If I can get (financially) serious enough, I'll try to test ride them both. So far, I'm talking to everyone I can and reading the magazine and on-line articles.

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Get a used racer, cheaper and already for the track days. Either will be great and unless you are a star you won't know the difference. But a 600 for the track is an excellent idea I'm sure you'll love. I ride my sv650 but have ridden a yzf1000r too.

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I vote for the CBR 600RR but if your talking R6 vs F4 id say R6

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Cool

I think I'm leaning more towards used R6 unless I could find a good deal on a new RR

'Course, first I have to fix the VFR800 up after a little, uh, ditch riding. Sliding. Something like that.

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RR: seat is ROCK HARD. cost more. weighs more, isn't as 'flickable' as the R6.

R6: better ergos (for me at least), lighter, more responsive (flickable), and looks way cooler


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I think the RR looks way cooler then the R6, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you guys put an R6, GSX-R, ninja 6R and a cbrRR all next to each other with matching paint. The CBR 600RR is the only one that stands out. I can tell the ninja because of its ugly front fascia... but all the 600's look almost the same to me with exception of the CBR which is a good thing.

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