Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NOT Boise anymore
I got my 06 10R after riding my 01 R6 for five years. I love this bike AND my 600. I took it pretty easy during break in and never really opened it up till after 1000 miles. The 10 handles every bit as well and much better than my 600. It responds better and feels more stable. The only problem I encountered was going from Metz racetechs on my 600 to factory tires on the 10. The stock tires gotta go. They don't slide very predictably. The transition to the bigger bike though was very smooth. I still love riding my 600, but the 10 is just a more refined ride. You'll love it.
I read Keith Code's TWIST OF THE WRIST, Nick Ienatsch's SPORT RIDING TECHNIQUES, and Lee Park's TOTAL CONTROL over winter a few years ago, my riding improved so much I couldn't believe it. I put my knee down for the first time, on my first ride that spring, in the rain, and just about dark, without even meaning to. My riding abilities just came almost effortlessly. I highly recomend reading these books.