there is a difference in the handleing and the speed. you get there alot faster : ) I had a 98 ex500r went to a zx6r 2001 what a difference. you will know the first ride . good luck. keep the rubber side down.
Man this thing can fly! I FINALLY GOT IT GUYS! I ditched class to pick it up got the 2000 zx6r and man does this thing move i cant believe how much of a step up it is its like night and day from my ex500 and the chicks really dig it because its red. Found a few dings in the stator cover and a small crack in the faring but noting to get worked up over I paid 5530 for tax title and all with 6636 miles on it
if so, make sure your in first gear, run the bke to about 8 or 9 grand on a flat surface (not going down a hill), hunch toward the windscreen, chop the throttle (this causes the front end to compress), then sit up as straight as possible and at the same time pull up on the handle bars and open the throttle as fast as you can the whole way. you have to do these steps really fast in like 1 smooth motion....timing, position on bike (i.e. upright close to rear wheel) and RPM is key.
I'm 220 lbs and can power wheelie pretty darn easy with this method...just cover the rear brakes cuase once the front end starts comming up, it will rise really fast....once it starts rising you can slowly close the throttle to balance the bike.
becareful and dont do this on public street, do it in empty parking lots if you want to do it....
personally I try not to do to many wheelies, they are really hard on your bike....not to mention kinda dnagerous....
Congrats fellow 6R affecionado. I too ride a 2000 6R in the team green, fast enough for me (in reference to red being the fastest color). I rode this girl from the get go and it freaked me out how damn fast she can get up to speed. I always say, "I don't know how this thing is legal, I can get up to 100 in third gear and bang turns well over 30 mph over the posted speed. And I aint even cooking it yet. Be careful, the speed this baby can muster comes up in a bigtime hurry, she aint know joke. I rode my buds ex500, night and day. You really feel like you have gone from a lil 3 cylinder metro to a vette once u jump onto the 6R. Enjoy, ride safe, and remember to respect her. I always tell mine b4 I attack the canyons, "U take care of me and I will take care of you." Ride on playa. -2000 Ninja6R
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