FZ6 & R6″S”
November 27, 2007 at 8:47 am #1184AnonymousGuest
I stopped by my local Yamaha Dealership today to look at a used 1993 Suzuki Bandit 400 they had advertised. The bike seemed in good condition, but felt very short (when standing over the bike there was a good 4+inches between the seat and me).
The manager then showed me the new 2008 FZ6 and a 2007 R6S and assured me that both bikes are considered “entry level” and comparable to Ninja 650. I could easily flat foot both bikes with some bend still in the knees. So the height of both bikes was a better fit for me.
I know the R6 is a race bike, so what does the “S” on the R6S stand for that lowers it to the entry level?
Also, the FZ6 although very comfortable ergonomically and priced right, did not appear to be a “entry level” as the manager kept assuring me.
Any thoughts on these 2 bikes? Are they beginner friendly bikes on the same level as the Ninja 650, or was the salesman just looking at new vs used sales commissions. No prior riding experience.December 3, 2007 at 8:48 am #4801jayboydogParticipant
in 2007 there were two Yamaha 600cc bikes designated which are different from the “R6” the “600R” has carburetor– is not fuel injected . it seems to me the R6s is merely the engine of an R6 from a few years earlier. if you compare the ’07 or ’08 R6s to an ’05 R6, they seem to have the same engine. there are are also differences such as exhaust, faring, brakes, fork, clutch.
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