Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: From PA, Live in Quantico VA
2007 R6 race First Ride
Well yesterday I went with a buddy of mine to pick up his new R6 race version from the stealership and I rode it home for him because he hasn't been on a bike in 10 years. My first impression was that it was a very good looking bike, and as I got on and started to ride, it has a very comfortable riding possition, and the suspension seemed nice. Brakes were solid but could have more adjustability as it is the same lever as all R1-R6's from 04-06 same system for that matter(which is outstanding). But in my own oppinion that's where the pro's end.
After riding on a 10 for the past 3 years, holy sh!t what a loss in power. The bike was very heavy for a 600cc bike, it actually felt heavier than my 10r. The shifting lever is way too low and is very tight to the peg, which was very hard to get to even in street shoes. I'm sure it is a much more aggressive bike when you get it higher in the rpm's but I was just riding it home and never got it above 55mph and 6500 rpms, and it doesn't even redline until 16500 rpm so that is a very wide range of power that I never encountered. Over all bike seemed nice but could be put on a diet or weight control though and it definately needs a little more low end power.
All in all it is a very nice bike, with some mods and upgrades it could be a lil' monster.
Last edited by zxerboy22; 05-02-2007 at 08:01 AM.