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06 Gsx-R 600 advice

alright i'm doing this for a friend... he's considering grabbing the 2006 gsx-r 600 but is hesitant on few things cuz he didnt like the feel of the older model gsx-r ... but now its totally redesigned and i'm sure it rides different and maybe even better who knows.... but anyone out there own the 06 or have heard negative or positive things about it?
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What didn't your buddy like about the earlier gsxr he rode?

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something about the feel and comfort, and it was also heavier than his r6 at the time ...i just think its cuz he was so used to his r6 though but not sure
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i have always thought gsxrs were a little more unforgiving during regular street riding as compared to other 600s....but just my opinion. they are tough and a little more "racey" in feel than I like. can't really describe it better than that....it was just a feeling. but then again, I have only hopped on a few for maybe 1 total hour in my life.
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I have an 05 600 and my lower back starts to kill me after about an hour on the bike, I don't know too much about the 06. I have just built up a tolerance for it and twist around at stops. I heard that the 06 is lower than the 04/05 version.

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I would think that the GSXR would be a bit more ridable from a power deliver standpoint considering the sinewave-like power curve of the R-6. If cruising comfort is what they're after then sportbikes aren't what they should be looking at.

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I have a 06 750 which is the same as the 06 600 but with more balls. It does feel very different than last years model in my opinion. It is much more comfortable due to a lower seat height and the clip-on's being closer to the rider. Don't get me wrong, after 2 hrs your a bit sore but out of all the SS bikes out there the new GSXR's are the most comfortable, atleast for me. The new ergos are one of the reasons I finally bought a SS bike. They also have adj. rearsets. Have your buddy hop on one at a dealership and see if it fits him.

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I would think that the GSXR would be a bit more ridable from a power deliver standpoint considering the sinewave-like power curve of the R-6. If cruising comfort is what they're after then sportbikes aren't what they should be looking at.

+1. Also from what I've heard from R6 owners is that their bikes are pretty twitchy.

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+1. Also from what I've heard from R6 owners is that their bikes are pretty twitchy.
Suspension not properly set up.

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My '06 GSXR 600 is way more comfy than my RC51. My 400 miles of street riding (200 backroad miles on Sunday) have left me with very few complaints on the ergos/suspension. At 5'7", I can get both feet nearly flat on the ground and the seat has plenty of cushion for my 150lbs.

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Suspension not properly set up.
Yeah, because most r6 owners i've talked to say that the bike is so smooth and handles so well that it's gotten them out of things that on other bikes would have sent them crashing....
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Yeah, because most r6 owners i've talked to say that the bike is so smooth and handles so well that it's gotten them out of things that on other bikes would have sent them crashing....

Probably the suspension. Then again, thinking about the couple of people I talked to I am thinking their riding skills are questionable.

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