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So as many of you probably know, I sold my 2006 ZX6 track bike last month. Since then I have been on the lookout for a new track weapon and have been especially interested in the 08+ R6 or 09+ ZX6.

Last night I finally got my new ride, a 2010 R6 with 1300 miles. The bike has an Ohlins steering damper, Penske 8983 rear shock with piggyback reservoir, Penske fork internals (both built by MDM and sprung for a 175lb rider which just happens to be my weight) braided brake hoses up front, pristine track plastics with custom paint, GYTR slip on, K&N air filter, PC3 with appropriate tune, and brand new Pirelli DRC's that have literally never been run!
 

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Very pretty.
Looks like it's got some bells and whistles right off the bat!

Those sliders are massive, though.
 
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Those sliders are massive, though.
Yea, they are the big, hollow derlin ones.

If and when I go down I will probably replace with a set of Woodcraft. I like those best as they have a very sturdy design and plastic pucks that can be replaced for $14 each.
 

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Congrats on the purchase! seems like a sweet setup!

I would be jealous of you...if not for me currently building my 05' into a track bike :devious ....and then we will go head to head at the track this season....you will see why it was a mistake to sell your 06' :2fingerlol:
 
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I would be jealous of you...if not for me currently building my 05' into a track bike :devious ....and then we will go head to head at the track this season....you will see why it was a mistake to sell your 06' :2fingerlol:
Haha! I look forward to it.

I loved my 06 and the bike treated me well. I was just not interested in going down this road of the all too well known transmission issues that plague the 05/06 model.
 

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Nice looking ride! Allow yourself some time to get used to it, it is a very different platform than the ZX...and be prepared to wring the crap out of it to get any power. They love high range only and lack the mid-range that the ZX can put out.

That said, their top end screams and really puts out some decent power if you can stay in the fun zone.
 

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i would. :yumyum:






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Nice looking ride! Allow yourself some time to get used to it, it is a very different platform than the ZX...and be prepared to wring the crap out of it to get any power. They love high range only and lack the mid-range that the ZX can put out.

That said, their top end screams and really puts out some decent power if you can stay in the fun zone.
That has always been the issue with the R6 but since you are riding it as a dedicated track bike, it won't be much of an issue. It doesn't hit 30lb-tq until above 5k/RPM. As a street bike, it is by far the worst street bike out of the big 4 as it has absolutely no power/torque until you get above 8-10K and then it screams like a banshee from there until redline. Suspension and setup is entirely track focused so you got a great weapon there. Enjoy the bike as she is a beauty
 
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Nice looking ride! Allow yourself some time to get used to it, it is a very different platform than the ZX...and be prepared to wring the crap out of it to get any power. They love high range only and lack the mid-range that the ZX can put out.

That said, their top end screams and really puts out some decent power if you can stay in the fun zone.
Yea, well aware of the lack of mid and low range power. As its a dedicated track bike, not a major issue, just need to make sure to keep her in the "fun zone" while out on the circuit! Also, as its a 2010 model, the it does have a slightly flatter curve than its 07 and prior predecessor.

anyway you could beef up the 05/06 trans?
Thought about it, but didnt really want to dump anymore time and money into a 2006 bike with 20k miles.
 

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I'm kinda jealous, I been thinking about getting a 08+ r6. These machines are very nimble. I had loads of fun on my friends and didnt have to muscle it around like i have to muscle my 07 6r. Congrats on the purchase man.
 
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I'm kinda jealous, I been thinking about getting a 08+ r6. These machines are very nimble. I had loads of fun on my friends and didnt have to muscle it around like i have to muscle my 07 6r. Congrats on the purchase man.
Thanks buddy!

Yea, I been hearing lots of the same, and many of my track buddies have called me a fool for not getting an R6...haha!

We will see how I like it out on the track, but Ill tell ya one thing, it feels lighter and looks smaller pushing it around my garage!
 
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