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Old 12th October 2017, 09:42 AM
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Having sold my GSXR 600 K7 last week I am on the search for another bike. Ideally ranging from 2012 - 2015. I was originally thinking Yamaha R6 but having done some research a lot of people seem to prefer the CBR 600rr. It will be another 600 I get. I know it comes down to personal preference but just looking for other peoples views. It will not be a commuter bike just a blast at the weekend. Also the choices are very limited in Ireland would I be best go to England for variety or am I just not looking in the correct places?

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Old 12th October 2017, 09:59 AM
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My 2c - I have a 2009 R6 and it's really good fun to ride. Not as uncomfortable as I thought it might be - I ride circa 60kms in good weather to work (return).

I've never had a CBR600, but have had Hondas and you can't really go wrong with them!
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Old 12th October 2017, 10:15 AM
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Would just get a 750 or a 1000, don't think you'll notice too much of a difference between the 600s bar a few quirks.
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Old 12th October 2017, 10:39 AM
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Super bias towards the R6 and never riden the CBR but..

Looks department, the R6 knocks it out of the park.

It's pretty comfortable (for a sports bike), bullet proof engine and about 10 million accessories and parts all around.

Very usable in the street as it's pretty taimed at low RPMs and I only did one track day, but it felt amazing.

And again... just look at that thing!!!
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Old 12th October 2017, 10:55 AM
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from what i have seen, used 600's here are overpriced or in a heap, literally. You only have to look at the adds

the prices are off the charts too, ppl seem to have forgotten what a bike was when it was sold, vs 5-10 yrs of age now.

you'd get a decent thou for 600 money, more torque but will be a heavier bike to shift about
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Old 12th October 2017, 11:18 AM
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CBR600RR - easy bike to get on with, well able to shift once you wind her on.

R6 - lovely motor but makes a lot of its power very high in the range (even for a 600)

ZX6RR - Little more bonkers than the Honda but more usable than the R6 IMO

GSXR600 - no experience with them so will need someone else to chime in here...
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Old 12th October 2017, 12:23 PM
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I'm commuting on an R6 in Dublin for the last 1100km/month or two. Love it to bits. Never have any problem with the power band, despite all the complaints I read about it before buying it. It's fast when I want it to be fast, and it's comfortable, and better on petrol than my previous Honda Hornet
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Old 12th October 2017, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaos Theory
CBR600RR - easy bike to get on with, well able to shift once you wind her on.

R6 - lovely motor but makes a lot of its power very high in the range (even for a 600)

ZX6RR - Little more bonkers than the Honda but more usable than the R6 IMO

GSXR600 - no experience with them so will need someone else to chime in here...

id only have the cbr6 myself or the kwacker, from what ive read the 2009 zx6 is supposed to be a peach.....

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Old 12th October 2017, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaos Theory
CBR600RR - easy bike to get on with, well able to shift once you wind her on.

R6 - lovely motor but makes a lot of its power very high in the range (even for a 600)

ZX6RR - Little more bonkers than the Honda but more usable than the R6 IMO

GSXR600 - no experience with them so will need someone else to chime in here...
I believe the 13s R6 (2008-2016) had better torque and spread than the 2co (2006-2007/8)
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Old 13th October 2017, 08:04 AM
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Thanks for all comments gents. Very similar to the comparisons I found whilst researching.
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Old 13th October 2017, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Motomong
I'm commuting on an R6 in Dublin for the last 1100km/month or two. Love it to bits. Never have any problem with the power band, despite all the complaints I read about it before buying it. It's fast when I want it to be fast, and it's comfortable, and better on petrol than my previous Honda Hornet
That's because you've got the BEST R6
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Old 13th October 2017, 12:24 PM
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That's because you've got the BEST R6
hahaha, that is a fact
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