Review: 07 r6 vs 07 zx6r : Yamaha R6 : R6 Forum

» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Yamaha YZF R6 Prices
Go Back   Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums > R6 Community Topics > General Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-08-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
SDRaver
My R6 eats me.
 
SDRaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: By the beach!
Posts: 16
Bike: Raleigh Tarus 5.0
Review: 07 r6 vs 07 zx6r

Hi guys,
Ill get to the point.

Having owned both for 3 years now heres how I feel.

I got the Kawi 6 months before the R6.
i was skeptical because they told me Kawis were unreliable and the build quality was poor, but it was a new model and i loved the color (Grey, red wheels)
I payed 9K cash from South Bay Motorsports.

Mods, SS brake lines, under seat jumper mod, ram air.

I used it to commute daily for 2 hours.
I would take the long way everyday to work.

For the locals, from Eastlake to Golden Acorn Casino & back,
through the Otay Lakes twisties.

After 6 months I bought the R6 because I got a great deal

07 with 128 miles for 7.5k cash OTD
I bought it from my dads super good friend, owner of JP Motorsports in Palm Ave, now in Chula Vista.
Mods: SS brake lines and Slip On.

so I rode these two bikes back to back for the last couple years,
both have been set up for my weight(suspension)

ok so pros and cons.

R6
Pros: THE WAY IT TURNS IN. both have Pirelli Supercorsa Pro Race SC1 tires on and this bike is so perfect at turn in. I love how its so compliant to my inputs. I just picture my line in my head and follow it with the R6. the kawi is good from Mid turn on, but I do feel like i have to muscle it around more but its equally stable after that. What I do feel is that the R6 is easier to adjust my lines while in the turn. I feel like the R6 revs higher, more of a screamer and theres no heat under the seat.

Cons: The engine. My kawi makes at least 15hp more. I have to rev it more to get a move on and its way worst with a buddy as passenger. I also dislike the ergonomics so much. Stock R6 with stock clip ons is so uncomfortable on the wrist. I feel like i am leaning forward on the seat, like if the back was way higher and i fall forward always hitting my nuts. i feel like i have to squeeze the tank more with my knees under hard breaking or ill slide forward way too much. O and the seat is kinda too stiff. speedo suck, looks dated

ZX6R
Pros: What a lovely engine. I like that so much. It is way punchier. and this is how i proved it. i did 0-60s, 0-100, top speed runs. we used gps for top speed. and then we did the same tests with a buddy as passenger and over and over the Kawi DOMINATES. stock gearing on both.

Cons: Stock muffler heats up seat, sometimes notchy gearbox. brakes, had to upgrade pads, haven't done that to R6. It took me like 2 track days to find confidence on the front end. I hated how horribly the suspension came from the dealer. Extremely soft up front and super stiff at the back.

HONESTLY, neither is better. they are both better than my abilities but if i had to do it all over again i would. get a cbr and a gsxr just to see wtf with those two.

so if your in the market for any of these two heres my two cents.
for modding and track bikes get the R6.
for more street and everyday use kawi is no brainer

as said before, u cant go wrong with either
SDRaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-09-2011, 07:11 AM   #2
ChiefSmokeDawg
Parts Pimp
 
ChiefSmokeDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: JerZ
Posts: 25,931
Bike: 2002 R6, 2008 R6
Re: Review: 07 r6 vs 07 zx6r

Thanks for the review. What's with the having a buddy as a passenger? I hope that's what you call your chick friends!
__________________
CONTACT/EMAIL ME HERE



My 02 Thread My 08 Thread
RIP BALLISTIK: We miss you Ricky!!!
Ask about:-STAHLBUS- -WOODCRAFT- -MOTUL- -FERODO- -BRAKE TECH- -BMC- -Battery Tender-LEO VINCE- -XT-RACING- -NGK- -SUOMY- -EBC- -Pro-Grip- -Canyon Dancer-
ChiefSmokeDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 07:30 AM   #3
Superccs
Sticky-side-down.
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Texas for now...
Posts: 462
Bike: 2007 R6 Charcoal
Re: Review: 07 r6 vs 07 zx6r

Just for reference what size skeleton do you have?

I am 6'2" and felt more "locked-in" on the r6 and better able to use the controls. I do agree that the seat slope is an issue though.

Good review, thanks :P
Superccs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 09:08 AM   #4
SDRaver
My R6 eats me.
 
SDRaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: By the beach!
Posts: 16
Bike: Raleigh Tarus 5.0
Re: Review: 07 r6 vs 07 zx6r

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChiefSmokeDawg View Post
Thanks for the review. What's with the having a buddy as a passenger? I hope that's what you call your chick friends!

Ha!

unfortunately it was not a chick, we wanted to know how fast it was with two "heavy" persons. I had to use a guy friend because I could not find any
fat chicks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Superccs View Post
Just for reference what size skeleton do you have?

I am 6'2" and felt more "locked-in" on the r6 and better able to use the controls. I do agree that the seat slope is an issue though.

Good review, thanks :P
i am 5.9 and weight 170, not the tallest and for that reason I thought it would fit me better than it did. At the track doing a couple sessions I was comfortable. but once I commute in the R6, I remember how much I dislike the position. I tried clip ons and rear sets, that helps a lot, but the review was more for the stock feel of both
SDRaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 09:11 AM   #5
Dakota11
Jesus Reigns
 
Dakota11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 4,386
Bike: 2009 R6s
Re: Review: 07 r6 vs 07 zx6r

Im surprised the 07 Zx is stronger. The 06+ R6 seem to be known for their strong top end, ableit low power in the lower RPMS. I know the Zx6 is one 600 I strongly consider if I was in the market to get a 600
__________________
Shogun cut sliders
Graves fender eliminator
Motodynamic integrated taillights
Hotbodies Flushmounts
6000k Luminics Pure Blue headlights
SpeedoDRD
BMC Air Filter
Powercommander III
Level One Racing exhaust
Custom powercommander map

ASV Levers





We'll sing until the whole world hears


Praise the Father, praise the Son.
Dakota11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 09:16 AM   #6
Kramer_212
blue on blue
 
Kramer_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Worthington, MN
Posts: 327
Bike: 07 YZF-R6
Re: Review: 07 r6 vs 07 zx6r

thanks, for the reveiw, and whats the buddy passanger thing???? jk, anyway im 6'5" and i love the 6 over my cousins zx6r because i just have more control the zx seems a lot smaller.
__________________
waiting for those warm summer nights
Sig courtousy of GIJoe007
Kramer_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 09:28 AM   #7
SDRaver
My R6 eats me.
 
SDRaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: By the beach!
Posts: 16
Bike: Raleigh Tarus 5.0
Re: Review: 07 r6 vs 07 zx6r

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dakota11 View Post
Im surprised the 07 Zx is stronger. The 06+ R6 seem to be known for their strong top end, ableit low power in the lower RPMS. I know the Zx6 is one 600 I strongly consider if I was in the market to get a 600
If I was in the market for a 6 I would def get a 2011 ZX6R.

Yamaha needs an ALL NEW 600
Imagine a v4 R6. like an RSV4 but from yamaha and 600!



Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramer_212 View Post
thanks, for the reveiw, and whats the buddy passanger thing???? jk, anyway im 6'5" and i love the 6 over my cousins zx6r because i just have more control the zx seems a lot smaller.
Yeah the yamaha has the control factor dominated, thats why so many ppl love it. The 2010 ZX is pretty good at that too, we need a new Yami
SDRaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 09:29 AM   #8
Kramer_212
blue on blue
 
Kramer_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Worthington, MN
Posts: 327
Bike: 07 YZF-R6
Re: Review: 07 r6 vs 07 zx6r

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDRaver View Post
If I was in the market for a 6 I would def get a 2011 ZX6R.

Yamaha needs an ALL NEW 600
Imagine a v4 R6. like an RSV4 but from yamaha and 600!




Yeah the yamaha has the control factor dominated, thats why so many ppl love it. The 2010 ZX is pretty good at that too, we need a new Yami
agreed it looks like they changed the r6s
__________________
waiting for those warm summer nights
Sig courtousy of GIJoe007
Kramer_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 09:36 AM   #9
Superccs
Sticky-side-down.
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Texas for now...
Posts: 462
Bike: 2007 R6 Charcoal
Re: Review: 07 r6 vs 07 zx6r

Aren't the ergos on the R6s a little bit better suited for sub-6' tall riders?

And yes a new r6 would be brilliant, something in between the new 675R and the current R6 (available in that charcoal grey of course)
Superccs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 10:02 AM   #10
SDRaver
My R6 eats me.
 
SDRaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: By the beach!
Posts: 16
Bike: Raleigh Tarus 5.0
Re: Review: 07 r6 vs 07 zx6r

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramer_212 View Post
agreed it looks like they changed the r6s
Yeah but thats the R6 for commuters,
I think something new and good will come out in the next 2 years from Yamaha!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Superccs View Post
Aren't the ergos on the R6s a little bit better suited for sub-6' tall riders?

And yes a new r6 would be brilliant, something in between the new 675R and the current R6 (available in that charcoal grey of course)
yeah the R6s is for commuters, and ppl that wont be dragging knees. Those have higher clip ons and you sit more comfortable.

I think yamaha has something new that they are hiding, but for how long?

And Charcoal grey is the best color but they have to loose the flat black parts
SDRaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
05 ZX6R vs. 07 R6????? RedJacket General Discussions 22 09-13-2007 10:04 AM
03 R6 vs. 01 ZX6R? TSJ General Discussions 5 06-26-2007 01:05 PM
Why is the ZX6R so big damond General Discussions 1 05-09-2007 06:13 AM
zx6r steve Non R6 Motorcycle Section 19 08-07-2004 05:16 PM
Wolf Slip On Review in Product Review Section Ed Exhaust and fuel delivery 0 04-26-2004 01:34 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:42 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum
R6-Forum.com is an independent Yamaha enthusiast website. Content on R6-Forum.com is generated by its users and R6-Forum.com is not in any way affiliated with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.