Yamaha R6 vs. Suzuki GSX R 600

17 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Yamaha R6 vs. Suzuki GSX R 600

Re: Yamaha R6 vs. Suzuki GSX R 600

Originally Posted by Novaz3

I do realize that this a suzuki site so i expect a few biasis views but to you guys who have either riden one or the other or saw them in action what do you think gives the best overall ride, which includes comfort,power, smoothness etc. Also is it true that the Yamaha R6 suffers from speed wobble due to its lack of a front damper.

//If ride and comfort come into it, look at the katana, the ZZR600 and other sport/tour bikes. When you go with cutting edge sportbikes, what you get is a race bike with lights. Everything else is sacrificed to the cause of going fast.

//That being said, the R1 is my second choice in motorcycles, and only second by a small margin, and that only because I frequently carry a passenger, and take rides of 300+ miles. I may have to go back and get one as a second bike. I just might.

I’m trying to resist, but I wake up in the middle of the night contemplating it.

//I consider a steering damper as must-have equipment. I also consider ram air as must-have equipment. YMMV.

//I’ll admit I haven’t really taken a hard look at the 600cc sportbikes since the early 90’s. In today’s production, I don’t really see what they will do that a literbike won’t. Weight is close, and literbikes have more power.

Handling should be too close to call on the street, with the 600’s only showing a slight edge in the hands of a true expert on the track. I don’t buy any arguments that say you’d be any safer on a gixxer 600 than a gixxer 1k or a Hayabusa.

//Go look for a SECA II 600. You should be able to find one with low miles in excellent condition for less than $2k. Ride it this summer, while taking the time to get fully educated on all the sportbikes you find appealing.

Suzuki DR 600 R

Sell it for what you pay for it and buy the literbike of your choice come spring.

//The guy I used to ride with in Cali had one of these Secas. I rode a ZX11. In the twisty stuff he stayed with me, especially downhill. He would split traffic in places where I was uncomfortable doing so on my larger bike.

On the straightaways it wasn’t even close, of course, and when it was time for a passenger the seca would not be my first choice. If you don’t plan to hit triple digits everytime you throw your leg over the bike, the SECA, EX500, GS500, or even ninja 250 will fit the bill nicely.

//Going from no motorcycle to one of the above mentioned motorcycles is a much bigger step than going from one of those to a gixxer 1k or Hayabusa.

//Now, contrary to what is said here by some, we all want a bike we can look at and feel good about. The GS500 isn’t at all hard on the eyes. I like the way the katana and the ZZR600 look too. I think I like the looks of the ZZR600 best of the more moderate 600cc bikes(I generally prefer molded in signals to stalks).

IMHO, the R1 is the prettiest thing out there. I also like the looks of a naked bike.

Suzuki DR 600 R
Suzuki DR 600 R
Suzuki DR 600 R

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