600/650 sportbikes set up for touring? lets see em...

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by See red, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    I've gotten about 25 fully loaded up on my EX500...
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  2. Texcollect

    Texcollect Adventurer wannabe

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  3. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    Loaded with stuff, 2-up, I got over 56mpg on the BRP
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  4. Shivanshu

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    :D 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


    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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  5. MotoKat

    MotoKat Whine Cooler. Super Moderator

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  6. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    Yep, that's a 2007 FZ6. Had those case reasonable full--not really heavy, mostly clothes. Handling was excellent--the FZ6 is probably the easiest bike to ride I've ever experienced. BRP is all curves--hardly a straight for hundreds of miles, and I barely noticed my mother and the luggage.
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  7. Shivanshu

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    Woo I think I should just pray that yamaha gets FZ6 in India soon and then I will buy this, As it is I am already ihn love with this beautiful Yammy Baby
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  8. Texcollect

    Texcollect Adventurer wannabe

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    I hate to burst your bubble, but 2009 was the last year for the FZ6. They now have the FZ6R (steel frame vs Alloy, slightly less power, under engine vs under seat exhaust and much more plastic) and the FZ8 (FZ1 with a 779cc engine).
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  9. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Only 85hp though, and none of the top-end WHEEEEEEE!!!! that you get on the FZ6. :ricky
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  10. Shivanshu

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    Damn tats sad Tex, but how is the new FZ6 o0r FZ8 is much more better than FZ6 ??????
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  11. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I've read on a few places that they rated in under it's real power because of
    some tax or whatever laws in Germany. When you see people hit almost 150mph
    on the F800ST... I tend to believe that rumor.

    And it DOES have a top end hit! But nothing like the FZ6 tho.. :)
    You need to get a 600cc supersport to get a bigger hit up top, but that's
    not real-world usable power anyways.

    Jumping on the FZ6 from my Kawi 650R.. the FZ6 feels like it's 400cc, not
    600!
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  12. Texcollect

    Texcollect Adventurer wannabe

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    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.

    End Thread Hijack.

    Normal service has been restored. We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread on </thread>600/650 sportbikes set up for touring? lets see em...
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  13. Jim K.

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    somebody asked:

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  14. Shivanshu

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    Thanks for the detailed explanation bro, appreciate it
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  15. See red

    See red Been here awhile

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    Ok, I have the luggage on the bike, I just need to paint the top case.

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    my son and I, yes he is wearing armor. He has a mesh style and it was chilly out so he wore a jacket over it.

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    And to the guy who wanted my man card back....... lmao don't mess with guys that are man enough to wear sponge bob.....:rofl
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  16. Cat0020

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    Visible rear turn signals?
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  17. See red

    See red Been here awhile

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    From the back, very visible. I need to add the signals to the side bags as well.
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    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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  19. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    Hummmm I have an ex500 that I'm not so thrilled with (actually like my ex250 better for touring, crazy I know) and was thinking about selling to try a 650 out.
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  20. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    I carried good amount of stuff on my Gladuis riding between Philly and AnnArbor, MI.
    No need for mounting brackets or hard cases to weigh down your bike.

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    For the times that you just want something simple, quick to carry loose items on the cheap.
    Last year, I carried my 25 lb. book bag and additional 10-55 lb. of supplies, 2-4 times a week, 46 mi. one-way commute, never a problem. The secret is a non-skid pad between the milk crate and seat:

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