Originally Posted by Texcollect
I didn't say it was better I just said it was different !!
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The FZ6R shares the same bore and stroke as the FZ6, but that's about where the comparison ends. Its engine is tuned for a little more down low torque, but that sacrifices some top end power. (although it doesn't look like it worked. Details HERE). My buddy and I both bought brand new bikes 2 years ago. I bought the 6 and he bought the 6R. He likes the plastic projectile look and I prefer the naked look. I will say that the clutch action and gearbox are smoother on the 6R than on the 6, but my opinion the components on the 6 (Brakes, Swingarm, Triple Tree, 180 rear tire) were better quality than the 6R.
For more information look on FZ6-forum.com or fz6r-forum.com.
As far as the FZ8 is concerned it gets good write ups from the media, but If I was going to buy another bigger naked bike I'd probably by an FZ1 or Kawasaki Z1000/Ninja 1000 rather than an FZ8.
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Thanks for the detailed explanation bro, appreciate it