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Gixxers are a hell of a lot more comfortable. Also they are way lower to the ground then any R6. The R6 owns it in the looks department IMO. I don't know about performance wise because I've never ridden one, but I have sat on one. :D
 

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R6 is better in comparison, why? because i own one and i'm biased
 

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I didn't like the front end feel, felt like my head was right over the front wheel, I didn't like it. The look have changed very little in the past 10 years. The liter version owns the AMA races, but it depends on the rider. I was racing a Ducati on some back road one time I was full out on my old 04 R6 and it blow right me, but I would over take him on the corners, he could hand it in the corners, anyone can go in a straight line but you need to know your bike and what it can do, so performance shouldn't be a issue when comparing the R6 and gixxer, so it falls down to looks. The Hayabusa is fattest(same looks as the 600,750,1000 just in fat version) ugliest bike I have seen so far, as you can tell I really don't like Suzuki.
 

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Performance wise they are so close you can hardly tell them apart. They do seem to sit a little different, but one isnt necessarily better than the other for everyone. It just depends on your preferences. Same goes for looks, its just whatever your think looks the best.
 

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I have ridden both newer versions including the 08's of both, and performance wise there both a ton of fun. One definite thing you will notice is sitting on the GSXR is ALOT more comfortable for day to day riding, your seated alot lower. On the R6 they didnt design it for comfort necessarily, but the more aggressive seating position definitley makes for more fun in the twisties.

I do like that the GSXRs come with Hazards, High Beam Trigger thinggy, Shift indicator, and included is the Seat Cowl. I have ridden my buddies 07 750, and its a blast to ride, i may consider going suzuki when i see the new 750's.

But like previously said, the bikes are so close in performance that only a Highly Skilled rider could tell the difference. Just buy what you like......personally we all know the 3rd gen R6 looks BAD ASS:toocool:
 

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Two of my friends have gixxer 600's. I've ridden em and honestly liked how comfortable they were but it just seemed like an improved version of the older gixxers. The 07 R6 feels very unforgiving in comparison. The 06 & newer R6's feel more agile to me though, like a 250 for sure. I mean even in a straight line you initially get the feeling that the R6 has to be constantly reminded to stay up right. You have to be fully alert when riding & fully committed in order to get themostout of it. I like a challenge though.

As far as city riding you'll hear most complain that there is no umpf or low end grunt. Let's face it quite honestly none of should be full boogey all the time especially on city streets. My only complaint is that the power band comes off tap to soon for me. Then again I came off of an R1.

Reliability I have an issue with my 07 R6 damn code 18 keeps coming on and it has been stalling on me when coming to a stop. My friends with gixxers have no complaints other than they wish their bike looked better.
 

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2+^^. Very true. No power on the low gears is my only complaint.:nocontrol
 

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GSX-R is a little better for shorter riders IMO. Looks hands down go to the R6. I dont like the fairings on the GSX-R its all one piece. I agree with all who say its just preference they are very similar bikes IMO.
 

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R6 hands down on looks! if i went out to buy a bike tonight it would be 08 R6 raven!!!!

i have only ridden gsxr 600’s a few times, it was nice but but would pick the R6.

I think suzuki is over rated. i have herd too many people say a busa is their dream bike and how it is the best bike in the world and nothing can ever beat it. gsxr's are a bit played out too. too many people hop on the band wagon.

don't get me wronge 3 of my buddys ride gsxr's and there really nice, another is buying a busa. i think that the busa is an f-ing animal on the strip or a straight away. the busa and gsxr are both well made powerful and nice bikes. i just don't like all the unessacry hype.

imo i would get a honda 600RR or 1000RR before i would pick up the gsxr.
 

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I have owned an 05 GSXR600, an 06 GSXR600 and now an 08 R6S. I personally preferred the 04-05 GSXR600. It was much more comfortable even than the 06 GSXR600. It was also more stable on the brakes at the track, which fit my riding style better. I haven't gotten the R6 to the track yet though, so I'll have to wait to see how I like it when I get there. But the GSXRs are more comfortable.

I also prefer the one-piece fairing of the GSXRs. It was a lot simpler to remove for oil changes and trackday prep. I'm quite happy with my R6, but I'm going to be looking for another GSXR some day.
 

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2+^^. Very true. No power on the low gears is my only complaint.:nocontrol
Get a 520...

As for comparison...there isnt one. Not only cause i own one, but because ive ridden both and like everything better on my 6.
 

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hands down the r6 vs a gsxr 600 the r6 is fast all day the r6 is more comparable to the 750 now when you get in to the liter bikes the gsxr 1000 is king hands down
 

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I've rode a GSXR & obviously own an R6. GSXRs are more comfortable hands down. They also sit lower. However, I like the way my R6 handles much better...and, it looks so much more sexy!

Oh yeah, one other thing...not everyone owns an R6 where I live...maybe one for every twenty GSXRs.
 

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Comfort? Why even bother with this? If you want comfort, buy a car or a cruiser imo lol. I chose Yammie because it's hawter, better, sexier and R6ier... need I say more? :D
 

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I've got an 00 GSXR 600 and a 07 R6S (I know... not a fair comparison) Both great bikes. Both lots of nut.

The GSXR lean position really puts a lot of stress on my wrists... go numb after short rides...

The R6S really aggrivates my boney behind. LOL. I guess I can fix that with a Corbin seat=)
 

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Oh yeah, one other thing...not everyone owns an R6 where I live...maybe one for every twenty GSXRs.
Very good point.

However, asking this question on an R6 board will always give you biased responses. Same goes for asking it on a suzuki board. I'd say look at some multi-bike sport bike forums for a good range of opinions.
 

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Very good point.

However, asking this question on an R6 board will always give you biased responses. Same goes for asking it on a suzuki board. I'd say look at some multi-bike sport bike forums for a good range of opinions.
Going to mulit-board will produce a Suzuki oriented response. I live in the DC metro area and most of the bike nights here are filled with Suzuki's. I have no idea why but it seems to be:
70% Suzuki (a lot of Busa's)
15% Honda
5% Kawi
10% Yamaha (with 70% of those being R1's)

Having an R6 here is like having any Kawisaki, few and far between. But I am okay with that...if I wanted to be like everyone else in the world I would've bought a Harley :lmao:lmao
 
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