Product Type: Yamaha motorcycles
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Test Ride R6
Member Name: christinemc
Date: 05/07/00, updated on 05/07/00 (4116 review reads)
Advantages: High reving, fast engine, quick steering
Disadvantages: Not a superbike!
Hi I rode an R6 last Saturday 01/07/00 and wow for a 600cc it kicks some butt.
Engine, On one long straight going though the gears the front wheel was trying to leave the ground on the first three gear changes. The revs just keep on coming (14.5K red line). Being a 600 it was easy work around town with no throttle snatch. Sorry though dies at 100 on the clocks where as my blade just pulls and pulls.
Suspension. The fount felt very light in corners and did not give good feed back at silly lean angles. But for the price it was good. Not to the Blades standard. It turned pretty quick as well again slower that the blade. I found it uncomfortable getting to far off the side in corners and therefore could not lean as far as the blade.
Brakes, The brakes seem good with nice steady application. Good feed back. The lever was a bit soft and the they would benefit form Braided hoses.
Overall the R6 was better than I thought it would be but not match for my 99 Blade. You could fell the quality difference as it fell lose compared to the blades taught feel.