Drop me? Really?Originally posted by spartan 116
i think it would drop you, but yea a 96 might have more top end. why? thinking of getting one? they look pretty sweet imo and i don't like naked bikes......only chicks!
Thanks, seems the bikes are closer than I thought.Originally posted by dj dunzie
The R6 replaced the YZF600R in the 600 supersport wars, but Yamaha continued to produce the YZF600R until 2003 as a more entry-level bike. To the original question, I had a '96 6R that I raced against an older YZF600R a few times with no problems. Given that Yamaha really didn't change the bike, that the Kawasaki puts out more power and weighs a good chunk less and has more aggressive gearing... you should win if you are fairly equal riding skill.
Check out Sportrider.com for weight and tested figures compared. The '97 ZX6R (near twin of the '96) was tested at 96hp, 47.3ft-lbs, and 423 pounds. The '98 YZF600R was tested at 89.5hp, 45.9ft-lbs, and 456 pounds. Close enough that a good rider on the Yamaha would beat a poor rider on the 6R, but otherwise, you have the edge in equipment.
Why ask? I dont know man.. just curious. I guess it does sound like a newb question..Originally posted by YoungLion
IMO-Too close to call but my question is - Why even ask? Sounds pretty much like a question a newb would ask, not a veterean rider of 20 years.