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Hi guys, I'm going to be picking up my 08 r6 at the end of May. Going to be getting it in black and I can't wait!

For you experience riders though, heres a question that I've never really gotten a straight answer on...

How is the bike as a "street bike"? I live in the suburbs and I'll be doing alot of just cruisin around, going back and forth to work, couple trips down to the beach, etc etc. I'll be riding it back and forth from class on campus as well (i go to UMD and the campus is huge). In comparison to the other 600 competitors, how is it as far as comfort and suitability for a cruisin atmosphere? Smooth ride? Comfortable seat?

I'm 6'0, 165lbs for the record.

Thanks in advance guys!:toocool:
 

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They do great as a street bike imo. I've never felt more comfortable on a sports bike before this bike. But I guess it depends on whether you really want a cruiser or sports bike. It certianly will be a different ride than a Harley.
 

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Its pretty comfortable after you get used to it. I ride back and forth to work everyday, and i've gotten used to it in no time. you'll def enjoy it, especially on campus w/ all the ladies:)
 

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I think the R6 is the most uncomfortable in the cockpit when you first get it. I was sore all over. But after awhile it feels like it was made for me. After all these bikes aren't touring bikes. Your ass will always get sore but you could also get a gel seat, I'm sure it makes everything more comfortable. Uncomfortable or not, R6 looks own all. :D

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I think the R6 is the most uncomfortable in the cockpit when you first get it. I was sore all over. But after awhile it feels like it was made for me. After all these bikes aren't touring bikes. Your ass will always get sore but you could also get a gel seat, I'm sure it makes everything more comfortable. Uncomfortable or not, R6 looks own all. :D

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This wasn't my experience at all. I've been riding sports bikes since the mid 80's and by far the R6 has been the bike that fits me like a glove. I hear some folks say it's uncomfortable at first, but I'm thinking it's each persons personal preference.
 

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welcome to a forum! the only other bike i've ridden was a CBR and it was a lot more comfortable sitting at lights, but didn't even compare to the R6's handling and comfort on the go. i think it's because the R6's seat is a little wider and the bike sits little higher. i'm also 6'0" and i don't get my heels down when i'm stopped. no biggie.
 

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This wasn't my experience at all. I've been riding sports bikes since the mid 80's and by far the R6 has been the bike that fits me like a glove. I hear some folks say it's uncomfortable at first, but I'm thinking it's each persons personal preference.
You are right. It is all based on the person.
 

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you are making the right decision, r6's seat is a little wider, which makes it alot more comfortable especially for your height, i've rode the new gsxr n cbr and the seat is terrible. but thats my opinion.
 
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