vahyper6 said:^^^ i totally agree, although it supposed to be a "race" bike, if they were planning on putting headlights on the thing like they did, they could have made them more like the 03-05 with projectors. The headlight on the 06 look like they belong on the 1st gen R6s.....obviously lighting technology wasnt taken into consideration when building the bike......probably just performance.
Just out of curiosity, what the hell does that even mean? I've owned 3 R6s including my race bike since 2000. I'm most likely going with another R1 for the street but the R6 is very appealing to me. Unfortunately I think the exhaust completely ruins the right side of the bike. The stock one isn't too noticeable but the aftermarket ones are. I'm not "worried" about it because there are plenty of other bikes I wouldn't mind owning instead but you say it like I'm not qualified to buy one because I care what it looks like, which is a joke.Firetire said:If you're worried about the exhaust than that bike is not for you.
Well, Yamaha and Suzuki are releasing it for 06, so I dunno how you can say 1 is following another. :shrug R6 pics were leaked before Suzuki's, so I guess you could REALLY say Suzuki is following Yamaha...Nickers03R1 said:And Thrak, when you say it's nice for racing, what do you mean? I've never dragged a race pipe so ground clearance isn't an issue and considering ti and carbon exhausts weigh almost nothing I don't see how much difference that would make by moving the weight lower. It's a trend thing, they're just following Suzuki.
It looks like they went back to parts they had lying around. The headlights look very similar to R1 headlights from 00-01, just split apart... Those headlights are probably alot cheaper to produce as well, so ... why put expensive lighting on the bike when its just going to be removed for track bodywork?vahyper6 said:thrak,
what is this homogolated talk w/ headlights? They produced the headlights with projectors for 03-05 and the bike was produced worldwide which means the headlights met homogolation requirements, so why would they take a step back in terms of motorcycle lighting and use a traditional reflector much like the 1st gens?
They're professionals.. I'm think about me at the track. I hate having to pull my rear wheel off right next to the ultra hot exhaust so I can get the tire changed before my next race...between the two exhausts, mechanics have never had any issue about removing a rear wheel for our suzuki team whether its traditional or not none of that has an effect on removing a wheel.
Yeah man! Thats going to be nice too... hadnt thought about foot placement.. the high-mounts really infringed on how you place your foot on the peg. The standards were better, but my heel was still hitting the midpipe.Now moving the weight toward the COG makes sense, that i will agree with. Another thing that Spies told me when he was in our office and we were chatting for a little bit was that he feels the new design has better foot comfort and his heel had added room for better foot placement. According to this information it seems that the new design has been developed with the racers comfort in mind.
The underseat is the complete opposite because they trade added weight for looks. Those exhausts increase the weight by a large amount but since they're trendy in the looks department they don't care.Nosepicker said:If you lowside on the exhaust side on the 06 R6, it will get destroyed--shorty exhaust or not. The only way it's not going to get destroyed is if it was mounted under the tail like the CBR600RR.
I've owned 2 CBR600RR's, and having the exhaust located under the seat saved me from having to spend more money to replace the darn thing everything I crashed.
But racers and trackday goers will definitely benefit from the new 06 R6 more so than the rider who likes to cruise around town. This bike is definitely meant for the track.
Can't wait to see it this Sunday.