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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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07 vs 08+ Handling

Hey all,

This is probably a topic that has been discussed ad nauseum but the search function didn't turn up exactly the info I was looking for.

I'm looking to replace my crashed '09 R6 and I have a lead on a couple of '07s (non R6S') for a good price. My question is, regarding the differences in forks, subframes and seat position between the 07 and 08+ models, what appreciable difference is there in riding style and handling, and would I really be able to notice anything in switching from my '09? Baring, of course, the fact that an older bike is more likely to have been abused.

I'm not a track guy, yet, but I do want to get something that I can build into a decent streetable track bike. Everything I've read has pretty much said go for a newer bike, but if I can get a deal AND have a good machine, I'll be happy.

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Re: 07 vs 08+ Handling

forks are longer on the 08+ models but the seating/peg/bar position is the same.
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Re: 07 vs 08+ Handling

too many threads already to discuss all the differences, but there is a very good reason the 08+ bikes sell for more than the 06-07. Aside form more feel from the 08+, the missing 10-15HP in the midrange is found.
if just street riding not a huge deal, but the missing midrange power will be noticeable.

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