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I am interested in investing in a yamaha r6. I am new to yamaha's and was wondering what the best production year is from 02-06. Reason being i cant afford a brand new one. Also if anyone has any for sale let me know. Preferably low mileage and not laid over. I have an 01 ford explorer sport that is clean and i am ready to sell because summer is here and i want to ride. If anyone is interested let me know.
 

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Try local classifieds. I personally would stay away from anything carbed, but there isnt really a "best" production year. Is this your first bike? Be careful and make sure you take the MSF class. Also a bike is not an investment. Good luck with your search!
 

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How much $$$$$$$ do you have to spend? Do you have gear?
 

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+1 to the "not an investment"
+1 to the MSF (if its your first bike)


You have a lot of different changes amongst the bikes in that year range you mentioned. There really isn't a "better" one. If it is your first bike, it'll do more than you will need it to for quite a while (possibly forever) no matter which one you get.
 

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the r6 is very unforgiving, take msf like others said, and once again, a bike, just like 99% of all other auomotive purchases, is not an investment
 

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def not an investment.... also depending where u located u can only ride some months of the year.... for most ppl, riding in the snow or cold+rain is not comfortable, safe, nor fun.... so u might need to keep a car for the bad days (again depending where u live or who u live with :))

depending on your budget, i d recommend 03-05 or the r6s at least... nothing wrong w/pre-03 r6 but it's not my style and also they are carburated (vs fuel injection) so with age it may cause some problems - reparable but why bother

what u will need to invest in is gear, some private lessons (if needed), MSF course (if needed), insurance, etc.
 

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I have been riding since i was 16. My first bike was a suzuki katana 600. I moved up to a 2005 gsxr 600. I am definitely experienced, have a license, insurance. I am wanting to spend around 6,000. Of course i want fuel injected. Im no mechanic to be working on carbs. I have all the gear necessary for safety. I just am looking into r6's because they are less expensive than honda and suzuki.
 

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You forgot better looking too. If you don't mind me asking.... Do you still have the 05 gsxr? If not, why did you get rid of it?
 

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Depends on where you live, in Canada 6 grand would probably get you an OK '05 or a really clean '04, or a slightly banged up '06. Welcome to Team Yamaha, you'll never go back to Suzuki.
 

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I had to sell the gsxr because i went off to college and had to buy a reliable vehicle for winter and all that. But summer is here and im ready to ride again. I guess I will see if I will be a yamaha fan after I experience the r6. I rode a buddy of mines but not enough to judge.
 

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we have many people here who used to ride other brands....now they all swear by there yammies....you will never ride a gixxer again.....unless forced lol
 

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Welcome to the forum and GL finding a bike. :D
 

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Well hopefully thats the case. Im glad to be here, thanks. Just let me know if anyone is selling a newer r6 that is in good condition. I am interested
 

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look in craigslist...and the buy/sell classifieds here. there's always bikes floating around...perhaps one just waiting to be PICKED UP by you.
 
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