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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
My R6 eats $$$
 
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Back after a Decade (R6 vs FZ6R)

Not a new member but logging on tonight for the first time in a decade.

Lusted over the R1 & R6 in my mid-20ís but life got in the way and was never able to pull the trigger. So now Iím back... older, fatter but wealthier. Haha. Looking to get a bike but, even now, still not a fan of the cruisers or poser Harley crowd.

Back in the day it was R1 vs R6 in my head but now Iím looking at the R6 vs the FZ6R (20ís me would have never even considered the FZ6R, ha) Iím not all about going triple digit speeds or trying to drag a knee, just want something fun to take out on weekends and occasionally throw a female on back. Not really concerned about price or resale. Am concerned that I havenít been on a bike in a decade.

Would love to hear your thoughts, especially any older guys whoíve had similar circumstances.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 08:53 PM
Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
 
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Re: Back after a Decade (R6 vs FZ6R)

Welcome (back)! I say go for the R6 because it's what you wanted before. Don't let the one get away...twice.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 08:56 PM
Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
 
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Re: Back after a Decade (R6 vs FZ6R)

Go FZ6R for the reasons you listed. The R6 is really aimed at pleasing on the track. (opinions vary). You might want to look a a liter bike if you are going two up.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-07-2018, 06:01 AM
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Re: Back after a Decade (R6 vs FZ6R)

Welcome back. There are a few of us still around from back then.


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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-07-2018, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
My R6 eats $$$
 
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Went to dealer today and found out Yamaha discontinued the FZ6R; there will be no 2018 model. That would explain why no dealers within 2 hrs drive have one in stock. Now I have to decide if driving 5 hrs round trip is worth it to see one in person.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 10:50 AM
I eat my R6
 
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Re: Back after a Decade (R6 vs FZ6R)

Priority should be getting one with modern tech that lets you spend more time riding and less time maintaining.

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If you get a 1999 bike with carbs and jets, you're going to be spending WAY too much time under the seat, instead of on it.

How much "fatter" are you? Have you considered FJR?

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Love a "light" weight bike though, I always refer to the R6 as having 1.25 or 1ľ seats. You're not going to get (fit) many North American women in their mid-30s+ on the back of one.

Before you drop major dough, you're going to have to test it. Find out what else is in the area, that way you can do more than a single thing on that trip.
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He said FZ6R, not FZR600. Different bike.


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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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I’ll be buying new so I don’t have to mess with any mechanical unknowns.

I’m 6’ 230 lbs 36-38 waist, so I’m not exactly “thin” haha.

My two most recent ex’s were 100-110 lbs. I like ‘em petite.
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