It's not my first bike. My first bike is my current bike: a 2000 Honda CBR F4. I know your not supposed to start with a sportbike, but I didn't want to get something I'd sell in 6 months.Chris Sedition said:well for starters, i hope this is quandry over bikes dosn't imply that it's your *first* bike. in which case you should get neither. (see all other posts on best first bike)
assuming that it's not going to be your first bike, I'd say go for the R6. as for the Kawisaki (not that i've ever riden one), friends who have them and numerous reviews of them say that the suspension is really really stiff and can be lead to kind nervous handling. unless your going to be at the track, don't even bother worring about stuff like top speed, 1/4 mile, etc. you'll NEVER even come close to utalizing all the potential any 600cc sport bike has on the street. sit on them and see what fits you well, see how comfy/uncomfy the seat is, what you think of the looks, etc...you obviously want to get a bike that you have some kinda emotional reaction to, so best bet is to go with that (again, this is all under the assumption that 600cc bike is *not* your first bike).
personally, i just don't think you can beat the overall looks, comfort, and handling of the Yamaha bikes...but i'm biased.
the R6 has the dopest dashboard, too.
snickerz said:Buy whatever makes you happy. Opinions are like *ssholes everyone has one. Let your friends chime in as soon as they kick in for the purchase price.
It's been said many times before. There are no bad motorcycles anymore.
P.S. Harley's are of course excluded from the statement above