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Well, I had read that it was possible, but I hadn't tried on my bike until today. I had gone for a nice leisurely ride on a slightly twisty road in this cold weather, and on the way home I decided to find out if the new R6 would power wheelie. It will. I went to a nice, empty straight road and I slowly worked my way up to the power wheelie by running up to redline in first gear a few times, increasing the amount of throttle each time I tried. I didn't pull the front end very far off the ground (maybe 6-12 inches), but I DID lift the front end by JUST using throttle. I still wasn't at WOT by the time I got the front end to come up. I wanted to know exactly where and under what circumstances the front end would come up. I only did it once, just to see if it would come up, but it's too damn cold out to play for too long. When it warms up, I'll experiment some more, but for now I know the front will come up under power alone around 9-10K RPM if you give it enough gas in first gear. No clutch necessary. Oh, and the front end will stay down all the way to redline if you don't open the throttle enough.
 

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twisty said:
Whats the Hp on your year R6?
It's an '05 and HP is rated at 120 at the crank. I haven't taken it to a dyno yet, but I've read that HP at the wheel is 101 +/-
 

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New model bikes rock! :dthumb:
I remember being excited because an 88 gsxr 1100 would power wheelie.:crazy:
Now my 03 GSXR 600 will do it with no more effort than the old GSXR 1100.
We wont even talk about the new model liter bikes. :screwy: :lol: :twfrox:
 

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well i am not by anymeens braging but i expected that the R6 would easily power up because the sv650s that i got can power up in second if you pull up a lil bit and really rev out first :thumbs:

i do have the yoshimuru (spell?) pipe though
 

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bulldog said:
well i am not by anymeens braging but i expected that the R6 would easily power up because the sv650s that i got can power up in second if you pull up a lil bit and really rev out first :thumbs:

i do have the yoshimuru (spell?) pipe though
Weight has allot to do with it. Your bike may have some gear changes to. :wink:
I am 170lb's and really had to rip the SV to get it to power up.
My friend 200+lb's could easily power up in 2ed on it.
 

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bulldog said:
well i am not by anymeens braging but i expected that the R6 would easily power up because the sv650s that i got can power up in second if you pull up a lil bit and really rev out first :thumbs:

i do have the yoshimuru (spell?) pipe though

Maybe I'm doing something wrong but my SV650S will barely lift the wheel 1" off the ground. :cursin:
 

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well we all know that my kawi will def power up :whistle: . all you gotta do it hold on. i dont think there is a way to keep it on the ground if you get past 10k. lol. and the power at the rear wheel on the r6 sounds about right. slip-ons dont add alot of hp maybe 1-3hp i would say, i think. but after i got my micron highmount put on and drove it for the first time. it felt like it had a little more pull to it.
 

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Maybe I'm doing something wrong but my SV650S will barely lift the wheel 1" off the ground. :cursin:
well i havent got it high i just poped it up about 3 to 5 inches in second thats after revin the hell out of first thouhg
 

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I got an 04 R6 and stock it dynoed at 102 hp. the 05 has bigger throttle bodies and that's about it as far as the motor goes. i've done a few power wheelies...some on accident and some on purpose. it's such a different feeling i don't try to ride it i just get the front up and set it down. the other day i punched going over some rr tracks and the front came up a little bit and when i came down it tank slapped just a little bit... just enough to make me not try a wheelie for a while. i'm gonna get some leathers with my tax money and see about getting some track time. i can't wait!
 

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ShanMan14 said:
Maybe I'm doing something wrong but my SV650S will barely lift the wheel 1" off the ground. :cursin:
-1 front +2 in rear= piece of cake!
Kills top end (not that the SV ever had allot)
 

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I just want everyone to understand that I'm not out there trying to pull wheelies a lot. I pulled this one (and will pull any future ones) in the sole interest of getting to know my bike. I want to know where, and under what conditions, the front will come off the ground. This is not the only aspect of the bike that I'm trying to learn. I want to fully understand my bike and its capabilities and faults so that I can become a better rider. I hope that makes sense to all of you.
 

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Captain Morgan said:
I just want everyone to understand that I'm not out there trying to pull wheelies a lot. I pulled this one (and will pull any future ones) in the sole interest of getting to know my bike. I want to know where, and under what conditions, the front will come off the ground. This is not the only aspect of the bike that I'm trying to learn. I want to fully understand my bike and its capabilities and faults so that I can become a better rider. I hope that makes sense to all of you.
cap. we know you are the wheelie stud!!
 

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What do you consider a power wheelie? Like clutch all the way out and rock it or gas it up? Or clutch part in and throttle up dumping the clutch at just the right pressure - not just let off completely but let it out quickly - i.e. riding the clutch out and juicing the throttle.. Please elaborate on your defination of power wheelie - to me it means clutch out and just gas it up (and/or rock it) like Twisty likes to do in between cars, etc.
 

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Please elaborate on your defination of power wheelie
Bringing the front end simply by giving it gas. Not rocking or bouncing it up. Not letting off the gas and then hammering back on it. Not revving it up and dropping the clutch. Just taking off at a nice normal launch and slowly increasing the throttle. I didn't even hammer it WOT. I just accelerated from a stop like normal, then gave it more gas and more gas. I'd guess that I was giving it about 3/4 throttle at around 9 or 10K when the front end started to lift.
 

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Bringing the front end simply by giving it gas. Not rocking or bouncing it up. Not letting off the gas and then hammering back on it. Not revving it up and dropping the clutch. Just taking off at a nice normal launch and slowly increasing the throttle. I didn't even hammer it WOT. I just accelerated from a stop like normal, then gave it more gas and more gas. I'd guess that I was giving it about 3/4 throttle at around 9 or 10K when the front end started to lift.
I hear you loud and clear matey.. I just wasn't clear what you were calling a power wheelie.. I have done that on the 00 R6.. Unintentionally.. When I want to wheelie I clutch it..
 

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thats about when mine comes up is 9-10k. under just acceleration. now if you get to about 8k let off the gas and smash the throttle. hold on cause its gonna come up reall fucing quick. def not a safe way to wheelie. i dont really do them casue ther ebad for the bike but i would like to try and bounde it up, i dont like clutching casue i fell like im gonna let out the clutch and loop it.
 

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:jacked: Captain, I just read one of the online tests of the 2005 600's www.motorcycle.com. First of all, they say that all of them are stellar. Second, almost all of them tied or exceeded (the Kawasaki) the HP of my old CBR 1000. Third, the R6 was the best streetbike. The Honda was the best track bike. The Kawasaki was fastest under their expert at the racetrack, but it was a handful for their novice and intermediate racers. And the Yamaha was the best overall. They were so close that when the magazine tests come out, the results may be different.
 
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