sell me a red powerband
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Bike: 05 R6 Street, 05 R6 Track
Re: Possible 2nd Gen R6 Trackbike build
I could believe that, I myself have only ridden a 3rd gen a number of times. As far as second gens go try your hardest to get an 05. If definitely is their best year, it has better forks and bigger throttle bodies.
As far as how they ride I think that's all up to setup. You can get the front resprung for your weight (or even revalved). And get a new rear shock, or just resprung. Some adjustable clip ons and adjustable rearsets and you're laughing. I'm 6'2" and the bike is totally fine for me as far as setup is concerned. The gearing also plays a difference, depending on your track and what gears you want to be in.
Keep in mind they are a race bike, they were competitive 10 years ago and they're still competitive now. They take a little more work to get them ready for the track, compared to a 3rd gen. But I don't think I'll be outriding my bike with my ability this upcoming season.