View Full Version : R6 or Gixxer 750???



Full`Throttle
04-03-2002, 07:49 PM
Hey guys/gals can you help me list some pros and cons of each bike? I've decided to sell me current R6 and move onto either a newer R6 or the GSX-R 750.

How do they compare to each other? I've ridden both and love them both.

Any opinions? :D

CG
04-03-2002, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by Full`Throttle
Hey guys/gals can you help me list some pros and cons of each bike? I've decided to sell me current R6 and move onto either a newer R6 or the GSX-R 750.

How do they compare to each other? I've ridden both and love them both.

Any opinions? :D

this the new gixxer750 or the previous model?

besides obvious power differences.... R6 will feel lighter.... but the new 750 has a damper which keeps things smooth..... and excellent fuel injection.

but dont rule out the gsxr-600, they are great machines, they just got fuel injected in 2001 and come stock with a steering damper. I have ridden both new generation 750s and 600s, the 750 has more juice down low, but it feels a bit heavier.... the 600s feels lighter, but not quite as much power....

blazinr6
04-03-2002, 08:15 PM
well if you've already had an r6 i'd suggest the new gixxer750...i've ridden one a few times and loved the extra power...the new r6 doesnt have many significant improvements over ours and the gixxer is unbelievably quick...it makes for a good change:)

CG
04-03-2002, 09:32 PM
oh also remember, the gixxer750 is in the same insurance class as 600 supersports as well :)

Bluestone
04-03-2002, 10:33 PM
go for the gixxer!!

Digi168
04-03-2002, 10:53 PM
I think it depends on Your riding habits. Are you soMeone who doesn't ride for more thAn an Hour or two At a time or do you do 500km rides in one day.

In my opinion I find that the riding position of the R6 is a little better if you want to stay on the bike all day, but the Gixxer is a bit quicker and has more power, so it depends on what you want to do with your bike. Wheelies are easy with both bikes.

I don't want to influence your decision so ride them both and choose the YAMA...I mean the one that feels best to you.


:rider

atomlowe
04-03-2002, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by blazinr6
well if you've already had an r6 i'd suggest the new gixxer750...i've ridden one a few times and loved the extra power...the new r6 doesnt have many significant improvements over ours and the gixxer is unbelievably quick...it makes for a good change:)

I'd have to agree. If your asking.....you've already made up your mind. ......walk towards the light and we will greet you on the other side.......

Basically its all personal preference. The gixxer's ergos may be a little more sporty but if you fit them, then what the hell. I've never had a problem riding for any distance or length of time. The gixxer feels a bit larger but you'll get used to it. The steering is smoother but a bit heavier than the R6. Try them both out and see what you think. You won't go wrong with which ever one you pick. The power aspect of it though, is a bit one sided.

Jamie A
04-04-2002, 08:04 AM
dont rule out the gsxr600, hahahahahahah

Full`Throttle
04-04-2002, 02:11 PM
Can someone just quickly type out a quick overview of the specs of the bikes? Or if you could direct me to where I could find them that would be great.

I'm just looking at the obvious torque and power differences.:cool

CG
04-04-2002, 02:34 PM
Originally posted by Full`Throttle
Can someone just quickly type out a quick overview of the specs of the bikes? Or if you could direct me to where I could find them that would be great.

I'm just looking at the obvious torque and power differences.:cool

Specs from Motorcycle online ( www.motorcycle.com )


Yamaha R6
http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mccompare/01600/r6.html
Max Power : 97.3 hp @ 12,500 rpm
Max Torque : 42.4 ft/lbs @ 10,800 rpm

Specifications:
Manufacturer : Yamaha
Model : YZF-R6N
Cooling : Liquid
Bore/Stroke : 65.5 x 44.5 mm
Compression : 12.4:1
Valve Actuation : DOHC, chain
Ignition : Electronic
Fuel Delivery : 4x 37mm Keihin CV downdraft carburetors
Overall Length : 1900 mm (as measured rear tip of seat cowl to
front of front wheel)
Overall Width : 675 mm (as measured bar-end to bar-end)
Wheelbase : 1385 mm (measured)
Front Suspension : 43 mm fully adjustable
Rear Suspension : link-type, fully adjustable
Seat Height : 815 mm (measured)
Ground Clearance : N/A (unlisted)
Rake/Trail : 24.0/81 mm
Front Brake : Dual 298 mm discs, four-piston calipers
Rear Brake : Single 220 mm, dual-piston caliper



GSXR600
http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mccompare/01600/gsxr.html
Max Power : 103.4 hp @ 13,100 rpm
Max Torque : 46.5 ft/lbs @ 10,500 rpm

Specifications:
Manufacturer : Suzuki
Model : GSX-R600
Cooling : Liquid
Bore/Stroke : 67 x 42.5 mm
Compression : 12.2:1
Valve Actuation : DOHC, chain
Ignition : Electronic
Fuel Injection : FI
Overall Length : 1990 mm (as measured rear tip of seat cowl to
front of front wheel)
Overall Width : 675 mm (as measured bar-end to bar-end)
Wheelbase : 1415 mm (measured)
Front Suspension : 45 mm Showa, fully adjustable
Rear Suspension : Progressive linkage
Seat Height : 825 mm (measured)
Ground Clearance : 130 mm (listed)
Rake/Trail : 24.0/96 mm
Front Brake : Dual 320 mm discs, four-piston calipers
Rear Brake : Single 220 mm, dual-piston caliper
Dry Weight : 359 lbs. (listed


GSXR750
http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mccompare/00open/gsxr.html
Max Power : 126.8 hp @ 12,500 rpm
Max Torque : 58.2 ft/lbs @ 10,200 rpm

Specifications:
Manufacturer : Suzuki
Model : GSX-R750
Price : $9,399 (USD)
Engine : inline-four
Bore and Stroke : 72 x 46 mm
Displacement : 749 cc
Carburetion : Fuel Injection (42mm), Digital Ignition
Transmission : 6-speed, wet multi-plate
Wheelbase : 55.5" (1410 mm)
Seat Height : 32.6" (829 mm)
Fuel Capacity : 4.8 gal (18 L)
Claimed Dry Weight : 366 lbs (166 kg)

gsxr6racer
04-04-2002, 02:36 PM
Gixxer 750 - lots more torque and horsepower...
J/K. Don't know particulars but just from magazines the 750 has about 115-120 HP and 55-60 ftl/lbs of torque (I think)
and the R6 is about 93-98 hp and 40-45 ft/lbs of torque.
Anyone that's knows for sure waht these numbers are, please feel free to correct me.
Like other people have said, it's all about personal preference - me I would get the GSXR1000 for sure. Oh wait you said 750....
I want a bike with gobs of torque for pulling 2nd gear power wheelies - but that's just my preference.
Of those 2 I would get the Gixxer.

gsxr6racer
04-04-2002, 02:38 PM
damn you're quick....
corrected me before I was even finished:D

CG
04-04-2002, 02:38 PM
yeah, 600's are not the best for wheelies, the 750 on the other hand is a wheelie machine....

eg_hybrid
04-04-2002, 03:01 PM
If you already have an R6, buy the 00/01/02 GSXR-750.
If the new R6 (coming 03 i think) comes out with FI and some cosmetic changes i may reconsider (cause i love the 6 soo much).

But If you had to make a decision today, I would get the GSX-R750.

HTH

R1 GIRL
04-04-2002, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by Digi168
I think it depends on Your riding habits. Are you soMeone who doesn't ride for more thAn an Hour or two At a time or do you do 500km rides in one day.



Y A M A H A - cute Digi. :p

I love the R6, super sweet bike. I've never ridden a GSXR but I'll tell ya, the only bikes that I've personally seen crash have been GSXRs. Strange... three in a row now. Go R6!!!!

gsxr6racer
04-04-2002, 03:54 PM
That's funny, the only bikes of the 4 that I have had that I didn't crash on were my 2 GSXR's.:D
I have seen mostly other types of bikes crash when I have been riding - Kawasaki, Triumph, Honda, I've crashed a Honda and a Yamaha.....
I'm sticking to Gixxer's!!!

CG
04-04-2002, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by R1 GIRL



Y A M A H A - cute Digi. :p

I love the R6, super sweet bike. I've never ridden a GSXR but I'll tell ya, the only bikes that I've personally seen crash have been GSXRs. Strange... three in a row now. Go R6!!!!

gixxers hold up really well in crashes, unlike that fireblade that shattered into a gazillion pieces on the sea to sky on the weekend :)

R1 GIRL
04-04-2002, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by Canadian_Gixxer


gixxers hold up really well in crashes, unlike that fireblade that shattered into a gazillion pieces on the sea to sky on the weekend :)


DUDE, any bike that hits those rock faces up there on the Sea to Sky is gonna shatter. My friend, Ethan, who passed away last fall rode a Kawi of some sort, and his bike shattered too. Bike hits anything at high speed (other than a simple low side accident) is gonna shatter, thats what they do.

CG
04-04-2002, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by R1 GIRL



DUDE, any bike that hits those rock faces up there on the Sea to Sky is gonna shatter. My friend, Ethan, who passed away last fall rode a Kawi of some sort, and his bike shattered too. Bike hits anything at high speed (other than a simple low side accident) is gonna shatter, thats what they do.

ok ok ok, I got lucky, I admit it :) but I can only imagine what kind of damage to both me and my bike if I went straight into that ditch, instead of lowsiding in the turn.... oh man, I dont even want to think about it :eek :eek :eek

anyhow back on topic.... get the gixxer750, it's a compromise between a big 1000cc bikes power and the sharp handling of the 600cc bikes :)

atomlowe
04-04-2002, 08:34 PM
Come to the Dyno Day next weekend and you can compare them for yourself. We'll have R6's, and gixxers.

bl1tz
04-04-2002, 10:27 PM
get the gixxer dude !!
you really want to buy another R6 just for the rear LEDs?:D

R1 GIRL
04-05-2002, 09:35 AM
HEY!! Those LEDs are cool. I was very disappointed when I bought my 2001 R1 that it didn't have the same LEDs that my 2001 R6 had, just regular back lights. Ick.