Help Picking new Streetbike...

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  1. ragnarok

    ragnarok nuclear launch detected

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    My 2001 F4i died a few days ago and i'm looking for something to replace it... I really liked my F4i and it perfectly fit my style of riding (80% local commuting, 15% canyons, 5% track duty)... it was very comfortable and easy to ride at the limits and basically it was the perfect bike...

    ive been looking around and found a good deal on a 2003 Yamaha R6 and a 2004 Suzuki R600... i dont want the newer F4i because i hate the banana seat and also just looking for something new and different but i also domt want something too "extreme" cause like i said befire its gonna be an 80% commuter.

    I sat on some newer R6's and they have very good ergonomics, i esp like the clips on on top. However, I read the review on the 04 suzuki's and they praise the cushy seat and the large windshield... also from the dynos it seems the gixxer has a more meaty midrange while the R6 is more peaky... so im thinking maybe i should pick the gixxer....

    i sat on the 600RR's and i dont think i will be able to tolerate the racy posture so its a tossup between the 03 R6 and the 04 R600... any insights?
     
  2. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    My 05 R6 has no problem getting me through traffic....seems to have enough
    mid range grunt to roll along in traffic ok. It's slightly more powerful than the
    03/04 but not by any consequential amount.

    I've ridden for hours at a time in traffic that fluctuates 30-80 and back again
    without too much aggravation or fatique. Not saying the R6 is the end all be
    all....but I find it does alright on a day to day basis.

    Plus the noise it makes once you get out of traffic :)
     
  3. Felix

    Felix Its good to be me.

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    I think you will have a better time on the R6. You kinda sit more in inside the Gixxer, plus the R6 has a way better seat IMO. I have an RR and you get kinda stiff on the long rides.
     
  4. LeeNetworX

    LeeNetworX New Member

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    What do you mean by your "F4i died"?

    Have you sat on both of the bikes? Since you do so much commuting, I would think comfort and ergonomics would be more of a factor than mid-range performance. Just my $.02. :dunno:
     
  5. Jerm

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    How the hell did you kill your F4i?
     
  6. rx7racer11

    rx7racer11 Own The Racetrack

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    I owned a 600rr and you get over the riding position in about a week or two. the kick ass, I am 6' and bout 200 puonds so i stiffened up the suspension and it was awesome. i used it prodominately for commuting also and once i dropped the front sprocket two teeth it was great around town and even better in the twisties
     
  7. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Its possible, I killed a 99 F4 in 26k miles :hsd:
     
  8. z31maniac

    z31maniac *insert witty remark*

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    R6 > *

    Don't worry about the dyno charts. The bike has plenty of pull everywhere, and the stock fuelling is so good, it'll never cross your mind.
     

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