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Hi - I am thinking about getting a YZF600R. I currently have a 1999 FZR. The specs for both bikes look pretty similar except for bigger tires on the YZF600R and different suspension and brakes.

Would I be getting a better bike by getting the YZF600R? Thanks for any input.

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Absolutely a better bike for the reasons you mentioned... better brakes, bigger tires and better suspension. :cool: Wife had a '98 that was a lot of fun just too much for the wife at the time. I rode the bike quite a bit while we had it. :) The FZR is a good bike but the YZF is better plus they look better. ;)

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well hobie the yzf is going to be a much better performance oriented bike. Were as the fzr is more of a comfy relaxed machine. All depends what you want.

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Ha ha! I can't wait until ten years from now, when they'll say, "Oh yeah, those old R6's are nice, comfy, relaxed bikes. They're good for beginners, but they're not really performance-oriented..."

The YZF600R is definitely a step up from the FZR, but it's hardly a cutting edge performance bike like the R6. In the real world, however, you're going to find the YZF is an excellent daily rider, kind of the best of both worlds. Go for it.

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You know what i kinda read hobbies' original post wrong. I thought when he said fzr he meant the base 600(yzf). And that yzf actually meant the R6. Sorry AZ Scott.

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Jonathan,
I think you will be quite happy with the YZF600R. I had one before my R1 and I thought it was "the" bike for all worlds, comfort, handling, speed etc. It had good suspension with some adjustments, nice acceleration, great brakes and was very comfortable to ride. As far as compared to the FZR . . . I can't say since I haven't rode one.


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I have almost 12,000 miles on my 00 YZF600R. I ride about 50 miles a day (round trip) to work. It's a great bike. Not cutting edge for the twisties, but a great all around sport bike.

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the other side of this, springs and valves in the forks and a quality shock (fox, penske) in the back and the fzr is a great backroad bike.

if you commute with as well, your ass will thank you for trading it in.

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