I personally would have a hard choice between the 6r and the cbr because both look very nice but i really like the undertail exhaust on the cbr. I like how the cbr has that very sleek front end. Now on the other side of it, i love the rear tail of the new 6r and i like the front because it is also orginal. Damn it is a hard choice......
Let's eliminate the Yamaha from my choices right now, as light and pretty as it is, I just don't think it is as edgy and fresh as the Honda or will perform as well as the Kawi allegedly will. To make a choice between the Honda and Kawi, I'd have to sit on them, maybe start them up, maybe go tearing around some backroads, maybe rev the hell out of them, maybe fantasize a little more...
I would have to go with the Silver&Black R6 if I wanted something different. I like the 01-02 CBRs better and the 03 ZX6R just looks like a modified R6 of the past. I don't like the front end. I like my 01 ZX6R the best.
first, i would want to see price. i honestly would have a hard time paying over 8500 (after tax, tag, prep) for a 600cc bike. that is what first lured me to kawasaki, price... and of course the 6r has been the cheapest 600 supersport for a few years now. something tells me the cbr600rr is going to be the most expensive of the lot. i think that this year the 6r is going to go up to 7999 which is expected, because of all of the additions to it, mainly FI. not sure about yamaha, i'm thinking 8199, same as the F4i (since the r6 is fuel injected this year also).
based on looks, i would go with either the R6 of the 6R. i love the new styling of the 6R, with the exception of that seat cowl they have on it, i think it looks a tad gay (opinion). the R6 definately has the right color though, that liquid silver could give a harley fan a chubby.
so, when it comes down to it, i would sit on both the R6 and the 6R and see which is more comfortable. and probably base my decision on that.
don't forget also that the new gix600 is yet to show its face... but i'm definately not a gixxer fan so i would have a tough time buying one, no matter what they look like....
The Honda doesn't look right, it looks really weird from the side and front, the cockpit and rear is really nice but the tail pipe sticks out too much and I a tired of that damn WING DESIGN. Also I never look at my cockpit anymore so what do I care if its digital or not or how good it looks..
It looks like something from a comic book - to far into the future for me....
So the Suzuki and Honda are out... Honda made the best CBR with the 2001 F4i silver and red, 106 HP, 2002 went down to 97HP and have some ugly ass colors. The 1998 CBR F3 (all red) is hott, whoever has them are keeping them you never see anyone selling them.
Now on to the R6 and 6R...
Yamaha finishes their bikes better (looks), always have. I like the looks and the color (sliver/black) its very cutting edge and sexy as hell if you can say that about a bike.. But once again everyone will want one / have one and it becomes just another R6 is the pack... I really like the head lights and front and rear, plastics, ummh Damn I like the whole bike and at 357 lbs what more can you ask for..
The shitty thing about Yamaha is they are so damn hard to work on, you gotta take out at least 12 bolts before you can get any plastic off.
The 6R is really nice too, looks like they have been paying attention to what people are buying, color matched under tail, rear tire hugger, easily removable rear fender, polished frame, simple graphics, solo cowl (objectionable - not sure on that one yet) The bike just looks so sharp and modern.. I really don't give a rats ass about the inverted forks and radial breaks, no use for them on the street and the extra 37cc's should be nice.
Unlike most I am not interested in performance numbers as I am sure they are about the same... I am intrested in the MSRP, I assume its going to be a bit more expensive this year all these new features cost money.
If I had to pick on looks alone I would get the ZX6R in Blue or Black.... and get Sally the R6 in Silver/Black
I still think the 00-02 looks bad ass and my Ninja is running better than new so I will not be on any waiting lists this year!!!
It's a tough call. The CBRR (or whatever) is sweet, I love it. It's different all right, but in a good way. It's much better IMO that the f4i it replaces. I also thinkg the R6 is nice. But it still looks like an R6, whereas the zx6r and cbrr are all-new designs. That alone is probably enough to pull me in that direction (shallow eh ). But we gotta remember the pics of the zx6r are not "official" yet, the R6 and CBRR are (too many r's there!). At first I was iffy about the new 6R (just the nose) but I think it's growing on me. I loved the old nose. But I've yet to see it front on, so maybe I'll really like it. We'll know soon enough.
I'd definately go after the 6r in blue. I thin they added soem nice design queues with the original take on the dual headlights and the Suzuki'ish solo tail. Very sleek....I wanted one as soon as I saw the picture, assuming it looks the same. As someone asked before, I like the black wheels. Easier to keep clean. I wish the 6R also had a black frame, that would look amazing on the green.
As to the Honda...Never been a big fan of the CBR600's. They've always seemed to be to much of a compromise. The CBR is the ultimate PC sportbike. It doesn't offend anyone, but just doesn't really say anything.
The R6 will look sweet in silver. My friend has an R1 in the silver and it's bueatiful. The closest I've seen anyone come to a bike that's looks like a work of art, since the 916. It looks like the R6 will do away with the '02 tail lights which are some of the best taillights on the market. My big problem with the R6 is that they're usually too small for me. I'm 6'3" and they tend to be a little cramped.
It would have been an easy choice, the black zx6r, if it wasn't for the "special edition" R6 painted in black with dark red flames! That one looks the dogs bollocks and I could for the first time imagine buying a Yamaha!
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