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what's the difference between a 2001 YZF600R and a 2001 R6? according to kelly blue book, the YZF is worth less than the R6. is it just that the R6 is a super sport and the YZF is a sport? any engine or power differences, frame design, etc?
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I believe the YZF is there sport touring model, so it has a little more upright & comfortable riding position and just slightly less snappy! In 2000 I believe both were still carbed, if not then the yzf most likely still was! More people want the SS so the SS sells as well as resells higher! The YZF would be better for comuting, trips, and even beginer riding!!

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From what I remember the YZF 600R became the YZF R6 and the YZF 1000R became the R1. Not a Yami man so not sure on that.
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From what I remember the YZF 600R became the YZF R6 and the YZF 1000R became the R1. Not a Yami man so not sure on that.
that's what i figured, too. the R6 was just another name for the yzf. but kelley blue book lists both models, so they're not the same.
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So far what has been posted is pretty accurate. I have a 2000 yzf600r and love it so far. Its my first bike and its nice and comfortable for longer rides and has enough power to be fun but not quite as unforgiving as a ss.
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different beasts completely. The R6 had more in common with the R1 of the time than the 600R. The 600R used to be the sporting 600 of Yamaha but was getting out classed badly by Suzi + Kawi, and out universialed by the CBR, so it became the "sport tourer" by default.

The R6 had cases like the R1, fuel injection and (basically) better everything. The 600R was more like the FZR (and thats not bad). I think theyre still carburated to this day, but theyre not bad bikes at all.

The R1 and 1000R have a similar story only it happened a few years before the R6.
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that's what i figured, too. the R6 was just another name for the yzf. but kelley blue book lists both models, so they're not the same.
Basically in the late 90s the r6 came from the yzf600r, but instead of just keeping the newer more track ready r6, yamaha kept the 600r as a sport tourer. So yes they are different bikes, but in 2000 the main noticeable differences are the 600r is a little heavier with a little less power but more comfort.
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Basically in the late 90s the r6 came from the yzf600r, but instead of just keeping the newer more track ready r6, yamaha kept the 600r as a sport tourer. So yes they are different bikes, but in 2000 the main noticeable differences are the 600r is a little heavier with a little less power but more comfort.


Then they did the same thing in 2006, when the introduced the current R6, which is a track bike, they kept the old r6 and called it the r6s, which is more street-friendly.
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Same thing as Kawi's ZX6R and ZZR600 then. The ZZR is just a previous generation ZX6R.



What they need to do next is take the '05-06 636 and redub it the ZZR. Knock the price down...

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Same thing as Kawi's ZX6R and ZZR600 then. The ZZR is just a previous generation ZX6R.



What they need to do next is take the '05-06 636 and redub it the ZZR. Knock the price down...
I've thought this myself on many occaisions.

the YZF 600R, is a sport touring bike, although still PLENTY capable of sport riding, with a good rider on it that is. the newer R6S, and R6, are just pure and simple sportbikes for performance.

Differences are primarily,
YZF600R, steel frame and ugly front end,
R6, lighter alloy frame, faster, lighter, better looking and more aggressive.
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What they need to do next is take the '05-06 636 and redub it the ZZR. Knock the price down...
that would be sweet...
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YZF600R, steel frame and ugly front end,
I resent that remark! I much prefer the YZF's looks, and steel frames are hot

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I resent that remark! I much prefer the YZF's looks, and steel frames are hot
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