Well, the new ones do stop fantastically well, not to mention everything else. I mean crap, I bought two of the 636's. one for me, and one for the wife, because it was an awesome bike in and of itself, but why not make it better?
Yes looks, but performance also. For those who are unaware of pm equipment, to put the pm rotors on (they are 6 hole vice the kawi 5 hole), you would need race wheels.......ah getting lighter now! So, they are lighter than stock, and look better. But you have to remember the whole starting thing, these came from my 92 7r, from which I rode for 11 years! How many people have been riding the same bike to begin with for 11 years? Most people have crashed their brains out in 2-3. I had to upgrade the bike though. I put a zx9 engine in, (95 or 96 engine, with ported head). I was on the track 2 years ago (VIR south course), the guy who worked at shop was asking my how fast I was going, told him don't know, didn't have speedo (back to pm race wheels having no speedo housing), but I had maxxed out 5th gear, never hit sixth. He said he was doing 165 on his 2002 gsxr 1000, and he was never able to catch me, we were both turning in the neighborhood of 1:22-24's. Not that you needed any of this info, but, I have been strictly kawi since 91, and can and do ride the wheels off the bike. I can't tell you how much I liked the 6r, and then adding the items I did, only made it better: scotts dampner, scotts oil filter, K&N, pow/cmdr, pms and rotors, moriwaki ti. Was getting the penske this winter, and Don Finelli from traxxion was going to re work the susp, but now he gets to do my 10r now.
Sorry, just can't stand people who talk a lot of shit, and can't back it up. I am not saying anyone is, but, unless they know the specifics of what they are talking about, ask, don't say! PM race wheels even chicanes ARE lighter than the stock kawi 6r wheels, not to mention they do look better!
If you are not smoking your pucks and scuffing your sidewalls, you are just not livin'!!!