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Just wondering how other noobs are liking the R6. Any tall (6'+) guys riding them? I already took the MSF, and although this is a odd dilemna I can't choose between the SV650S and the R6. Im worried if I choose the SV Ill be bored with it in a year or so. I can pay cash for a new bike now, but I don't know what my future holds as far as being able to buy another bike in a year or so, so i want the one i get now to last.
 

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R6 was my first bike ... last year...still ride it...still love it!!!
 

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my R6 is my first bike. I have rode on dirt when I was in HS, but this is my first road bike. The R6 can be handled by someone who has respect for it... Once you get above 8000-9000 RPM the bike will pull like nothing you've been on/in before....

So yes I live the R6, the R6 can be a newbie's 1st bike, and you will not get bored with it.

Oh yeah, I'm 6'2" about 200 lbs.
 

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My previous bike (well I shouldn't say bike), my previous two wheels was a moped that I rode back in HS. That was about 20 years ago.

My 03 R6 is my first Street bike. I was looking at the SV650S also and to be honest, I would have been happy with either one. I was going for the SV650S because it was cheaper but then I ended up with a used R6 for about $1K more. You would spend $1K just to get all the fairing for the SV.

Anyway, I love my R6 and I ride it everyday. I put 1200 miles in one month and now I going to need new tire because I got a flat. :cuss
 

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Yup, my R6 was my first bike ever just like most in this forum. Never owned any 2-wheel nor experienced riding until I bought my 6 last year along with taking the MSF course.
But until I got up to speed with the R6, I have never looked back and just became addicted to riding it. Piled up 8.5k in 7 months and these past few weeks, been giving her a break and just been doing weekend riding.

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..... and now I going to need new tire because I got a flat. :cuss
and Cheng...I can relate on this, back on Feb. I got me a nail on the rear tire on my way to work. I saw the nail when I was going to lunch and ended up taking my bike that moment to the dealership and spent $$275!!! :cuss the dealership charged me $75 for labor. The sucky part was I didn;t hada choice since I was at work 30 mile from my house.
 

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For those of you with the R6 as a first bike:

Did you feel that the bike dosile untill 8-9000RPM or was it fairly smooth and you knew the power was comming or was it just dosile to hitting like a ton of bricks? I did ride my friends 6 but never got on it (for fear of roomers) or rode it that far.
 

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yes the six was my first street bike. i rode a few dirtbikes as a teen but the six was my first for the road. the six can hit like a ton of bricks to an unexperienced rider but its a lotta fun (a power commander can eliminate that though). I'm 6'0, 168lbs
 

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The R6 is also my first bike as well. Never had any previous experience on a bike besides riding my boys bike around the block. It a good bike to learn on just learn and practice. I am 6'1" and 180 on long trips it kills my knees but its fun to ride. I have a 2000 so mine doesn't hit that hard at 9K it about 10-11K that it becomes a beast especially in second gear all the way to redline.
 

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6 was my first bike too. I have a new '03, but I learned on an old 6 years ago. I've also ridden my friend's Gixxer 600, and then realized how light the 6 was in comparison.

Bottom line......The 6 ROCKS BABY!
 

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R6speedfreak said:
Did you feel that the bike dosile untill 8-9000RPM or was it fairly smooth and you knew the power was comming or was it just dosile to hitting like a ton of bricks?
well for me it feels smooth. the only thing i could say is just dont grab a handful of throttle. like they say in the MSF course "roll on the throttle", dont just twist it. this goes if you are not used to the bike. you wouldnt just stomp on the throttle when sitting in a top fuel dragster for the first time, right?
 

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might as well throw in my .02

I bought my 04 and its my first bike. Couldn't be happier with it. I got it at a pretty damn good deal, but I knew I wanted a 6 for quite a while.

Its a smooth bike below 8k, but once you hit 8k hold on! Its so amazing to be pulled along that hard out of nowhere. I wouldn't say its like a night/day difference between lower RPM and higher, you know its coming but like everyone says.....HANG ON!
very very addicting!
Buy the 6 and be happy!
 

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My 03 R6 is my second, first was a CBR250RR which I kept for only 4 months. I love the R6 but most of my mates ride 1000cc bikes and now I seriously thinking of upgrading...New R1 more than likely :jester
 

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2002 red/black R6 with D&D exhaust for my first bike. I love it, I have yet to really go past 6-7000 rpms due to lack of expereince, but its still a thrill so far. I cant wait to get the expereince so i can throw it wide open like it was meant to be!
 

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I started on a '90 CBR600f1. It was cheap and didn't worry too much if I laid it down. Love my 6 now, only had it a couple months. The 8-9k rpm kick really suprised me though. It is a lot like riding my banshee was. Feels like a two stroke powerband. btw i'm 6"2' 220# and am very comfortable on mine.
 
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