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Hey Guys (and girls),

I love the R6. I'm new to bikes and have been toying with not getting an R6 and going for a more forgiving 600r. I'm a 24 year old young professional, would consider myself cautious and responsible. I wont be doing stunts. I've ridden dirt bikes a little as a kid, but never a street bike. What do you think about getting an R6?

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I found this bike and wonder if you guys think it's a good deal. Sounds fair to me.

2005 R6
HAND GRIPS
SWING ARMS
BUTTON KIT
BLACK CHROME WINDSCREEN
BAR ENDS
JARADINE EXHAUST
UNDERTAIL KIT W/TURN SIGNALS
NEVER BEEN DOWN
STORED IN GARAGE
895 MILES
ALSO HAVE A MATCHING WOMENS LEATHER JACKET
W/2 MATCHING HELMETS
$6500.00 OR BEST OFFER


Obviously I don't need the jackets and helmets.
 

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I looked at both bikes too. You need to get the one that feels right to you and fits you the best. The 600RR has a lot of good things going for it but when I sat on it in the riding position (which is where you spend most of your time) it was not anywhere near a comfortable to me as the R6. I am not dissapointed with my decision. I do not ride everywhere at 35mph but I am cautious and do not use the bike to its potential in the least...but you won't use either of them that way unless you race them so its a mute point. Both will be more bike than you'll need on the street and both will be plenty of fun. It comes down to the fact that it will be YOUR bike so get what YOU want.
 

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Welcome to the forum. You should get whatever you feel more comfortable with. If you use your head you will be fine on an R6. :D
 

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welcome to the forum.

there are pros and cons to both. you have never ridden before, so you don't want to put your self in a bad postion. on the other hand after few months or so you might be ready for the other or wishing you would have gotten the other.

its up to you, no matter which bike you choose to get just take the msf course, get all the riding gear, and take it easy.

good luck with your desicion.
 

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I like bbq sauce on my R6
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welcome to the forum.

there are pros and cons to both. you have never ridden before, so you don't want to put your self in a bad postion. on the other hand after few months or so you might be ready for the other or wishing you would have gotten the other.

its up to you, no matter which bike you choose to get just take the msf course, get all the riding gear, and take it easy.

good luck with your desicion.
I'm taking the course in the begining of May. That decision was a no brainer. NYS gives you a liscense waiver as well, which is good cause I've heard it's almost impossible to pass the test on a sport bike.

I'm sort of excited and into the gear. I really like the Joe Rocket leather yamaha jackets. And there's a few helmets that I'm willing to splurge on, b/c they're freaking sweet.

Thanks for the info. What do you guys think about 6.5k for the bike I listed?
 

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I'm taking the course in the begining of May. That decision was a no brainer. NYS gives you a liscense waiver as well, which is good cause I've heard it's almost impossible to pass the test on a sport bike.

I'm sort of excited and into the gear. I really like the Joe Rocket leather yamaha jackets. And there's a few helmets that I'm willing to splurge on, b/c they're freaking sweet.

Thanks for the info. What do you guys think about 6.5k for the bike I listed?
well its extreamly low miles, its barley even broken in. i would try to talk em down in price. it sounds like a very nice bike.

or maybe i just got a killer deal, the guy was about to get married and his future wife said "sell it or the weddings off". i drove 3 1/2 hours away at 9pm on a work night and picked it up. i had to be at work at 6am the next morning. this was just before the wedding. this was last year i think he started out asking $7000 which i thought was high.

i got my 05 R6 for a $5500 with 2500 miles. it came with the custom paint job and microon can, and most of the apperance mods. some of the apperance mods i did and all of the perforance mods beside the micron black to blue faded can.

i also got a brand new $600 arai helmet that he only wore it once that matched and a matching icon yamaha jacket that he only wore about 10-12 times not sure the value on that.
 

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I am also new to the forum, and also new to the R6, LOVE IT! Rode plenty of street bikes before. My R6 is well balanced, plenty of power, not overkill though. I also am wondering if this is true. Some one told me I could install a shorty, slash cut tail pipe on my bike, b/c the actual baffles are in the headers, but my bike is an '07 R6-S, make a difference?
 
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