Originally Posted by zx636r
sorry but i think ur on crack. that has to be the only mag that does not ahve the 636 listed with the highest peek hp. lol no offense lol
zx, No offense to you, but you obviously didn't read my original post very well. I stated that RRW did NOT test the ZX-6R 636cc bike in this test. They ONLY used the ZX-6RR 599 cc bike because they wanted a TRUE 600cc shootout. They didn't want to use the cheating 636.
Of the bikes they tested (Yam R6, Suzi 600, Honda 600 RR, Kawi 6RR), the Yam had the highest peak horsepower. I'm sure that if they had tested the 636, it would have had higher power, but like I said, they wanted ONLY 599cc bikes in this test.
Yamaal14, I have never ridden an '04 R6 so I can't make a comparison. However, the article stated that Yamaha f---ed up the R6 (their words) in the areas of suspension (mainly front forks) and fuel injection. It seems to me that they think the '04 R6 was better than the '05, at least in those areas. However, I do feel confident that with some tuning with a power commander and possibly re-valving of the forks that the '05 R6 would be ahead of the '04. BUT, that is not what the magazine was testing. They wanted an off-the-showroom test with standard wrenching adjustments on suspension and no extra dollars spent. Hell, anyone could buy just about any bike and wrench and add aftermarket items and make it an awesome bike, but it seems the '05 R6 will take more money to do so because Yamaha didn't go the distance.
DJ, where is the other thread about this specific article? I didn't see it anywhere.