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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-19-2006, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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2006 R6 Overrated?

i would have to say no!! ive heard a lot of jibber about the new R6 being over rated. this is so not the case, picked mine up 2 weeks ago. we went on a long ride(break in miles). droped on the jardine full system...couldnt stand the little stubby out the side. threw on the pcIII. droped the bitch 2 inches. then headed to the airstrip that my buddy owns and loans to our club on sundays. hooked it up with a zx12r...he give me a 3 bike spot...come on its a 12! couldnt even get back close over the 1/4. we ran again this time w/th 2 bike spot...got back to even at the finish..ran heads up. a freakin 12R only got my little 600 by two bikes in the 1/4ml. overrated.....i think not!
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OVERATED MY ASS>>>

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-19-2006, 04:47 PM
 
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Sweet! Now we got two '06 R6 owners! thanks for the review. I really want to get one, but I don't know if I can afford one. Maybe there'll be a used one around when I sell my bike at tthe end of summer.
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who has been saying it is overrated? The only gripe on here has been about the tach glitch. I think we all realize it is an awesome bike, but yamaha just tried to make it a little more than what it was. I love the R6, I almost bought one before I was talked out of it because I am a noob.

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who has been saying it is overrated? The only gripe on here has been about the tach glitch. I think we all realize it is an awesome bike, but yamaha just tried to make it a little more than what it was. I love the R6, I almost bought one before I was talked out of it because I am a noob.
I am glad no one talked me out of one cuz I was a noob.
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you should see the damn thing wheelie
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No problem huh? How many miles you got now?
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I am glad no one talked me out of one cuz I was a noob.
I love my SV. I would buy it again knowing what I know now. I would of probably put an R6 down in some of the spots I got in at the beginning.

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oh yeah they wheelie, our club website is being built right now be up in mid april. we got a airstrip runway donated to us to do the website photo shoot. there is gonna be a assload of wheelie shots....mine included. about 4000rpm and just burp the throttle and that dude is strait up on the rear! be sure to check it out www.rearwheelriding.com. website for the wheelieheads by the wheelieheads!
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hey katanapilot....you got the raven too freakin sweet! i had to dump the little stubbie pipe. hated it droped on the jardine full system, pcIII, and droped it 2 inches. freakin screamer now...told a zx12r got me by two...heads up. im ma tell ya thats a fast 600 to hang with tha 12.
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Love the looks of the new R6 and cant wait on somebody that I know to bring one home.

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hey katanapilot....you got the raven too freakin sweet! i had to dump the little stubbie pipe. hated it droped on the jardine full system, pcIII, and droped it 2 inches. freakin screamer now...told a zx12r got me by two...heads up. im ma tell ya thats a fast 600 to hang with tha 12.
Why'd you drop it?
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like to do da cha cha. no for real doe. i like to do a little dragracing too. helps keep the wheelie happly little mo fo on the ground.. i can still do my stand ups. its all about body position. its just low enough to launch it off the line and powerful enough to stand up and put it on the rear. i used to have to drop to second on my 02 R6. this one will stand up in 3rd with no prob.
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I just like the corners to much to lower any sport bike.

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I just like the corners to mush to lower any sport bike.
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Cant bring myself to stretch one either.

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yes it does change the handling a little...but i can still get it down there. just takes a little more to do it. all but the first bike that i owned i have lowered..i guess ive just gotten used to how they handle at lower than stock height.
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yes it does change the handling a little...but i can still get it down there. just takes a little more to do it. all but the first bike that i owned i have lowered..i guess ive just gotten used to how they handle at lower than stock height.
I hear ya. Post up some pics of that bad boy!
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i always thought bikes look better lowered, but thats my opinion... r6 looks sweet man
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