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Thread: Honda CBR600RR VS Yahama R6

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    Default Honda CBR600RR VS Yahama R6

    Which one would you buy and why?
    I'm thinking of buying a 600-750cc bike and these two really caught my eye...

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    I would buy the CBR, but that's just because I'm a Honda fan Also, it looks much better.
    Last edited by UnUnOctium; 14-09-2010 at 10:32 AM.
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    Both are excellent bikes, I would probably favour the R6...and i dont really know why,
    I found the CBR a fantastically balanced bike and loved every second I was on it, and still i would get an R6...go figure
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    /me drools

    But that CBR just sounds soooo nice.
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    Got myself a Kawasaki Z750 the other day to commute with. The 1800 Boulevard is a little heavy on the wallet for the commute.

    The 600's are pretty nice machines but I prefer the extra mid-range torque of the 750. The GSX-R 750 is also pretty decent.

    The R6 isn't called the "widowmaker" for nothing though! Haha!
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    Honda make delivery bikes. I'd go Yummy all the way.

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    Both are awsome bikes... Parts wise and general running costs, I would say the Yamaha is better. Honda parts are kinda bit more pricey if you start spending money on parts.
    Then again, Honda reliability is awsome. I have a GSXR 1000 and love the grunt / midrange from the 1000's.

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    I took delivery of my new CBR600RRA on Friday. I really wanted a bike with ABS. Plus the Honda seems to win all the shootouts. And it looks better than the R6.

    If you were talking 1000CC, my heart might have been swayed by the R1 (despite no ABS), but it was easy to choose the CBR600 over the R6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radicool View Post
    I took delivery of my new CBR600RRA on Friday. I really wanted a bike with ABS. Plus the Honda seems to win all the shootouts. And it looks better than the R6.

    If you were talking 1000CC, my heart might have been swayed by the R1 (despite no ABS), but it was easy to choose the CBR600 over the R6.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but (except for rain) would you not be doing stoppies before the front tyre even starts locking up? Never driven one, so a genuine question at that
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    I'm no expert, but I read about it quite a bit and it supposedly has the following benefits...

    * On a normal road surface, it will actually stop you from doing a stoppie. In other words your stopping distance could actually increase, but you won't get thrown over your handlebars
    * On a wet/gravel surface, it will stop the wheel from locking, which should give you some steering control, much like in a car with ABS
    * And part of the ABS functionality is what they call "combi-brakes", where they automatically brake the rear wheel a millisecond before the front wheel, even when you only grab a handful of front breaks, preventing the bike from even pitching forward

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    Quote Originally Posted by radicool View Post
    I'm no expert, but I read about it quite a bit and it supposedly has the following benefits...

    * On a normal road surface, it will actually stop you from doing a stoppie. In other words your stopping distance could actually increase, but you won't get thrown over your handlebars
    * On a wet/gravel surface, it will stop the wheel from locking, which should give you some steering control, much like in a car with ABS
    * And part of the ABS functionality is what they call "combi-brakes", where they automatically brake the rear wheel a millisecond before the front wheel, even when you only grab a handful of front breaks, preventing the bike from even pitching forward

    Nothing stops the laws of physics, but some of us need all the help we can get
    I see, so they've added an extra element. Nice work of them, because I always thought on a bike and on a dry road, you don't really lock the front tyre, you push your whole bike over the handlebars . But seems they thought about that.
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    Ahhh, the organ donor debate guys.

    No matter how safe you can be, you're not going to win a fight against a metal + 4 wheels object.

    Paramedics don't call bikers organ donors for nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by anees View Post
    Ahhh, the organ donor debate guys.

    No matter how safe you can be, you're not going to win a fight against a metal + 4 wheels object.

    Paramedics don't call bikers organ donors for nothing
    Hence why most of them drive a bike on Sunday and a car during the week. Quiet roads are always better than busy ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by anees View Post
    Ahhh, the organ donor debate guys.
    Lol. Too true. Some people bungee jump. Some people drive on Witkoppen Road on a bike. It's all based on risk vs. reward. And ask any biker... the reward is pretty high. So you do what you can to reduce the risk, and the equation begins to make more sense.

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