Actually, I like the 04-05 Suzuki GSXR600 the best, but I couldn't find one in good shape for a reasonable price. However, since the 08 R6S is virtually an 03 R6, I decided that it would be close enough since it's basically the same vintage.
The price was right..if the dealer I went to would have had the CBR in the frost white color, I'd be on a Honda forum right now...the only knock I had on the CBR is the under-tail exhaust. I'm chubby, and the r-6 is sexy--i need all the help I can get.
Because i have been riding Yamaha my whole life, well since i was 13 (i rode MX for 6yrs). So i know they are great bikes and when i bought my first street bike the 06 came out and it was so damn sexy i couldnt pass it up.
I got it for the looks and most of all its track stability and thrashability.
I would ave considered the cbr but a; it don't look as good and b: its look really small, im 6'4" and a big guy, the r6 looks small on me so the cbr would have look like a bloody monkey bike (childs bike)
Im also 5'6" its a little irritating at times when you have to tip toe a bit. IMO its totally worth it my buddy has a gixxer 600 and ive riden it but I dont like it. Dont get me wrong its a nice bike but its not for me. I love my 6 and wouldnt trade it for the world. I would get the cbr before the gixxer any day of the week.
I second that. Do not lower it. It will just ruin the bike. This bike is meant for this riding height due to the best handling bike out. Lowering will just mess up the handling. I am 5'7" and i know sometime tip toe-ing gets annoying.
I was looking into a gixxer at the beginning. However, I looked at a used 06 r6 and fell love with it. I think our r6 is sexy. And i love the yamaha blue. Plus I think gixxer's looks like a toy. I don't like there paint schems. Simple and Clean is my way.