I went to the Motorcycle convention in San Mateo, CA today to check out all the 03 bikes. This is the second time i'm typing this since it said there was an error in my username or password. Ok... The new 03 zx6r & rr was small. Compare it to the 02 Yamaha R6. The bike in whole had a very nice quality. When I sat on the bike, I felt the bike was uncomfortable (5"10 Male). My croth felt like it was pressing the tank and that the seat shape was like sitting on top of a pyramid. The shape of the tank really resembled the 03 r6 with the knee contour hooking over the knee caps. I felt it was very uncomfortable there too(maybe my legs are long). The ridge part felt like it was shaped to keep my knees down under it or that my knees should be sticking out. The pegs are definitely higher than my 02. The guague was very nice. Being a single pod with the digital rpm & mph guage together( also the trip & odo). The windshield was very small like 1/3 of the 02 shields. I don't think it would give good aero dynamics as the 02. The engine is fuel injected but why is there a choke still?????? Same as the 03 gsxr600. The Overall the bike was really redesigned. The frame looked very small and rigid. Briefly about the other bikes.... The yamaha r6 and r1 was very impressive. They were very agressive. The Gxsr where the same i think but had nice new color schemes as the r1&6. There was also a passing button thing on the suzukis (left handle bar) making me wonder what where those for (hazards??). Now the honda's was BAD!!!!! They had no floor models of the 954 & 600 RR. It was on display on the spinning platform, therefore letting no one to sit on them. It would have been nice to compare the cbr600rr & zx6rr. The Kawi booth was nice and large. Plenty of zx6rs and one zx6rr. Overall the new 03 might be of perference for some but try sitting on one guys before downing one. Maybe it might be a good idea to take the closeout 02s over the 03s. Or just take a 03 and say Yeah, Now This is a Ninja!!!!!!
thx all (hope this helps)
Edited by - napsterninja on 11/09/2002 04:38:02
Edited by - napsterninja on 11/09/2002 15:35:02