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Old 09-13-2011, 08:42 AM   #31
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Thats a great rear box on the Ninja bro, what about soft side bags or the hard case box.

Also wanted to see some more FZ6 pics with touring capabilities :)
Ask and you shall receive http://www.fz6-forum.com/forum/touri...ring-mode.html

Best FZ6 site on the web !!
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:55 AM   #32
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That CBF600 and the FZ6 look like they'd be pretty well-matched. FZ6 would be on my short list for sure.
So would be mine, but I wanna know why would you choose FZ6 over CBF600

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Ask and you shall receive http://www.fz6-forum.com/forum/touri...ring-mode.html

Best FZ6 site on the web !!
Thanks Tex, thats gonna help me a lot :)
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:29 PM   #33
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So would be mine, but I wanna know why would you choose FZ6 over CBF600
For me it was easy !!! They don't sell the CBF600 in the US.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:59 PM   #34
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For me it was easy !!! They don't sell the CBF600 in the US.
Yea basically! Although I don't know specs for the CBF- from what I've seen of the FZ6, that pushes all my buttons except maybe fuel mileage. How does the Honda compare? (And, how hard is it to bring one into the states? Windsor Ontario is just across the river! )
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:05 PM   #35
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from what I've seen of the FZ6, that pushes all my buttons except maybe fuel mileage
I've never seen worse than 45, even fully loaded at interstate speeds or flogging it. 50 is average.

What 100hp bike do you know of that does better?
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:10 PM   #36
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Yep... first tank in my FZ6 resulted in 55.5 mpg. Last tank dropped to 52 mpg because of happy wrist!
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:54 AM   #37
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55 mpg? Really? Damn you people! (...quietly examines balance statement of children's college funds...)
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:17 AM   #38
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So would be mine, but I wanna know why would you choose FZ6 over CBF600
Other then being faster, and a lot more revvy, they're rather similar.

The CBF is more comfortable, has an adjustable seat, softer suspension,
a LOT more torque down low (subjectively anyways, a 600 i a 600).

The CBF is very similar to the GSX650F/Bandit 650 and people who want
a comfortable sport-tourer here in EU usually choose between those two.

The FZ6 is more of a minivan with a ferrari engine, awesome power punch
up top.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:17 AM   #39
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I've never seen worse than 45, even fully loaded at interstate speeds or flogging it. 50 is average.

What 100hp bike do you know of that does better?
BMW F800 series.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:54 AM   #40
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The current state of affairs, although I hesitate to call a Ninja 500 a real "sport bike". Now wearing a PowerBronze touring screen with MRA Vario spoiler including custom-cut (larger) spoiler, although I alternate between that and a Madstad screen. Bar risers, heated grips, HVMP bar ends, highway pegs, Corbin seat, and full set of Givi hard luggage. Very few options for mounting the Givi's to an EX500 so I had to fabricate my own mounts. Changed out the fork springs and rear shock spring as well. Getting a solid 55+ mpg riding two-up. Just rolled over 31,000 miles on it. With it's 4.8 gallon tank I never worry about gassing up until about 200 miles on the trip-meter. Sort of like a "mini-Concours"!

The cases are E-21's and a V-35 topcase.

Yea I know, it's not a 600/650!
I've set up my EX500 for touring as well!

Well..okay, it's more of a Touring Dirt Chopper.....but it's got lots of luggage, and at one time was a sport bike!





Luggage is a GIVI Wingrack, with 2 45 liter and one 30 or 35 liter case.


Too many other mods to mention...but I'll admit that the new handlebars aren't really a huge improvement over the stock clipon/bolton bars.

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Old 09-14-2011, 02:56 AM   #41
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55 mpg? Really? Damn you people! (...quietly examines balance statement of children's college funds...)
I've gotten about 25 fully loaded up on my EX500...
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:41 AM   #42
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Yea basically! Although I don't know specs for the CBF- from what I've seen of the FZ6, that pushes all my buttons except maybe fuel mileage. How does the Honda compare? (And, how hard is it to bring one into the states? Windsor Ontario is just across the river! )
My average fuel consumption this year is 46 mpg.


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Old 09-14-2011, 07:01 AM   #43
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Loaded with stuff, 2-up, I got over 56mpg on the BRP
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:16 AM   #44
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For me it was easy !!! They don't sell the CBF600 in the US.
that explains your decision bro. Out here in India we only have one official entry in 600cc segment, which is NInja 650R. Keeping my fingers crossed for Yamaha and HOnda to bring there 600


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Other then being faster, and a lot more revvy, they're rather similar.

The CBF is more comfortable, has an adjustable seat, softer suspension,
a LOT more torque down low (subjectively anyways, a 600 i a 600).

The CBF is very similar to the GSX650F/Bandit 650 and people who want
a comfortable sport-tourer here in EU usually choose between those two.

The FZ6 is more of a minivan with a ferrari engine, awesome power punch
up top
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I like the statement in bold ;)


Skippi this is FZ6 right???? how much weight were you carrying and how was the road behavior of the bike with pillion and these type of luggage
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