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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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R1 and R6 Clip-on Bars

The bike I ride now is a 02 Yamaha YZF 600R which is
known for it's real world comfort and smooth riding.
It has moderately low clip-on handle bars. My question
is: Are the clip-ons lower on the R1 and R6 than on my
YZF 600R ? Or are they all at about the same height?
I'm looking to up grade later this spring/summer. I know
the seats on the R1 & R6 are not as rider friendly as the
600R and I can deal with that with some mods, but I
really want to know about the height of the handlebars
as compared to my 600R. It took some getting use to
on the 600R with sore wrists for a while, but it's like
natural for me now. If the R1 & R6 do have lower clip-ons
does anyone know how much lower they are in
comparison to my 600R?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-05-2002, 07:51 AM
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I don't know about ride-height specifically but the R1/R6 are designed to put you into more of a tuck than your YZF600R. Simply because I KNOW how small the R1/R6's are and how "big" your bike is, I'd say that you will notice a difference. You'll probably feel about the same on a new R1/R6 that you did when you first started riding your YZF600R.

FWIW, to reduce wrist discomfort try to shift bearing your weight from your arms to using your back and stomach muscles. This is better for your riding in general but will certainly ease any discomfort you might feel from a more aggressive seating position.
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