Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
Now that you've already got the bike, the only reasonable thing you could do is keep it and make the best of it. You'd lose a ton of money selling or trading in a used bike that's been laid down once already.
I think lowering it is definitely the way to go. As has already been cautioned here, make sure the job is professionally done by a reputable shop because lowering the bike will alter the suspension geometry. Get it wrong and the bike handles poorly
One other thing that might help is you can have an upholstery shop cut out some of the seat padding, thus shortening the seat height. Not sure if the R6 has a whole lot of padding on that tiny little seat that can be cut out, but it might be something to look into.