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hey guys i been interested in getting a r6 for awhile now and i finally have the opportunity to get one. i was looking at a 2005 r6s.... im just curious if i should get this body style or should i goto the 06+ models?? the 05 has 21000 kms on it.. is that kinda high? help me decide on what i should do, i dont want to regret gettin the 05.
 

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It's just your choice the 05 is a good bike. My 03 has over 28,000 miles on it which is roughly 44800 Km and still runs like a champ only difference between the 03 and 05 really is the inverted forks which really completes the bike. If you go for the newer body style go for an 07. Just maybe it's me but it seems there were a few problems people complained about with the 06's that was resolved with the 07 also the 07 has the corrected tach. The 06 has a false redline on it.
 

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It's just your choice the 05 is a good bike. My 03 has over 28,000 miles on it which is roughly 44800 Km and still runs like a champ only difference between the 03 and 05 really is the inverted forks which really completes the bike. If you go for the newer body style go for an 07. Just maybe it's me but it seems there were a few problems people complained about with the 06's that was resolved with the 07 also the 07 has the corrected tach. The 06 has a false redline on it.
i thoguht the 03s were carburated?
 

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I would go with a newer bike.
 

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i thoguht the 03s were carburated?
Nope. The 99-02 is carbed, 03 was the first year for FI on the r6. The 04-05 are supposed to have improved mapping for the FI.

One thing that may make a difference for you in your choice is what type of riding are you going to be doing? The older R6 03-05 will be a little more streetable around town as it has a little more mid range and the seat is a slightly more comfortable(if it matters). The newer bike lacks the low end but has awesome highend to make up for it but you can't really use the high end around town as it will get you in trouble one way or another if you get my drift (cops/wreck), the seat height is a little taller on the 06+ models and the seat is a little more stiff. Both bikes are awesome just if you are looking for a more streetable bike the older R6 or R6's models will be a little more fitting, but if you want a bike for being a track monster the newer model has the advantage(well with riders of the same skill).
 

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thanks for your input man.
i like the newer r6 body style a bit more then the older ones, but im hatin the shorty pipe for some reason.. also i noticed some of the R6S and 2nd gens look more like a cruiser with the front end being higher up , i dont know maybe its just my eyes playing tricks with me. but ya i want something streetable for sure and i want something that looks *****in mean too and not cruiser-ish. i hate cruisers with a passion and harleys too. lata
 

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I know what you mean if you compare the older 2nd gens to some of the newer bikes the windscreen is a bit tall. The newer R6's windscreen is for sure a little more flowing and lower but if you look at both bikes compared to say a new 600rr you will think the front end on both R6's are big. I don't notice it so much but when I'm with some guys I ride with one has a 07 raven and one has a 08 CBR600rr and that damn cbr just looks really low.
 
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