you'll find that kawis are very smooth compared to yamis. the brakes have a lot more feel, too. i've had a 98 zx-9r, an 08 zx-6r and an 09 r6. the r6 is a great bike, but i really miss my kawis.
1998 zx9r (sold)
2008 zx6r vivid yellow (gone, but not forgotten)
2009 yami r6 orange
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