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HEY EVERYONE, I AM THE OWNER OF A 208 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX6R. THIS IS THE FIREST BIKE I HAVE HAD AND I REALLY LIKE IT. ONLY PROBLEM IS I AM 6'3 275LBS. I VISITED SEVERAL CYCLE SHOPS LOOKING FOR THE ONE I LIKE, AND AFTER THE ADVICE OF SEVERAL SALESMAN WROTE A CHECK FOR $9000 FOR A BRAND NEW ZX6R. NOW, AFTER RIDING A LITTLE OVER 500 MILES IM A LITTLE DISAPOINTED WITH THE POWER AND ABILITY TO GET THE FRONT WHEEL UP....I FEEL LIKE THE BIKE IS JUST TO SMALL, BUT WAS PUSHED AWAY FROM THE ZX10 BY ALMOST EVERY SALESMAN SAYING IT WAS TO MUCH BIKE FOR A NEWB. ANY THOUGHTS ON HOW MUCH MORE DIFICULT A ZX10 WOULD BE FOR A NEWB TO LEARN AND HANDLE SAFELY? WILL IT MAKE THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE BECAUSE OF MY SIZE? ANY INPUT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS....
 

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i also ride a new zx6r a lil different situation though its not my first bike and im 5 ft 7 in and 150 pds but my friend rides a new zx10 and its way too much power for his skill level hes got a cool head so hes not to wild on it but i think you made the right decision for your first bike i put a sprocket kit on my bike and it brings the front up pretty easily but in the end its up to you but thats just my advice oh and by the way my friend is about 6"1 and about 220 hope this helps
 

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I GUESS WHAT IM REALLY WONDERING IS DOES MY SIZE MAKE UP FOR A LITTLE BIT OF THE POWER OF THE BIKE IF I SWITCH TO THE ZX10.....6'3 275 I FEEL KINDA BIG ON THE ZX6R...
 

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if you feel you can handle it then i would say go for it. being that your such a big guy. i guess that would kinda be the same reason i didnt get the zx10 because i felt that the bike was to big for me .my opinion is you being the size you are go for the 10 but know what your in for .that bike is a power house.the six does not feel small with a 150lb rider but for you it would be a lil small.i think size has a lot to do with the bike you get but it is better to start out with a smaller one.look at the bright side those dealers were looking out for you.they didnt want you to be another statistic that bought a thabike t was way too big for them .they didnt want to be your dr kvorkian. i think thats how you spell it anyway good luck and try to get a chance to ride one before you buy one
 

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just keep in mind that its not really "can i handle the power". its more of a things happen much faster and before i realize their going to happen it already has. it is just so easy to go so fast.
 

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Sounds like a troll in the new riders section to me. Moving to "Other Bikes".

New riders should not concern themselves with ZX6Rs or ZX10Rs or wheelies.
 
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Sounds like a troll in the new riders section to me. Moving to "Other Bikes".

New riders should not concern themselves with ZX6Rs or ZX10Rs or wheelies.
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KAWASAKINEWB - If you're honestly asking about trading up to a ZX-10, please don't do it. You need to learn how to safely ride what you have first. And even the ZX-6R is really 'too much bike' for a new rider.
 

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this smells of future "statistic" in my sad opinion....
 

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Sounds like a troll in the new riders section to me. Moving to "Other Bikes".

I GUESS I REALLY AM A NEWB, CAUSE I DONT KNOW WHAT A TROLL IS, I AM A BRAND NEW RIDER AND LOOKING FOR ADVICE, MAYBE NEW RIDER HELP THREAD WAS THE WRONG CHOICE TO POST IN??? ANYHOW I APPRECIATE THE INPUT, I NOW HAVE 750 MILES ON THE STREET WITH THE ZX6R, GOING BY WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ITS SEEMS HALF THINK IM OK WITH UPGRADING AD THE OTHER THINK I SHOULD STAY ON THE 6R....I GUESS I SHOULD FIND SOMEWHERE THAT WILL LET ME RIDE THE ZX10 BEFORE I BUY IT.. THANKS FOR THE INPUT
 

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at the end of the day it doesn't matter what size engined bike you've got, it'll only go as fast as you want it to.

when i got my first bike it was a vtr1000 then swapped that for my current bike, cbr1000rr
 

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i think this is all very good input but i think the best thing to do is to ride a 10 like i said before. you may realize that the six is alot easier to handle in real world situations when compared to your skill level please dont just jump on a bike that is way too much for you and think you can handle it cuz to be a good rider you need to know you can handle it
 

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If you want the front to raise and like wheelies you should have bought a honda cbr600rr. 07 or 08 only. I can't keep the front wheel on the ground. I am 6 foot one and 280
 

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don't take offence to the advice the people here are offering. the overall picture here is to keep you, a new rider as safe as possable without limiting your "fun". i too am a rider of only 3 years on a street bike, and am still learning, it is a never ending process.

i will leave you with a tidbit, the best advice i'v ever gotten was.... get ready
use your head, trust what it tells you.
 

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The 10R has a vastly smaller range of error. On a 6R you can slip up a little and be okay. A 10R will not be as accepting of mistakes.

Honestly, I wouldn't sell a new rider a current 600 supersport either! Now, if you are mature and have good self control, it helps, but it is still a lot of bike.

Also, please turn off your caps lock. It would help people take you more seriously.

It is too bad you weren't looking in November. I demo rode a ZX-14 and Concours 14 in Houston at the International Motorcycle show. They had 6Rs and 10Rs to demo ride too.
 

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One more addition, I am 6'3" and am crazy uncomfortable on a 6R or 10R. You sure you want to fold yourself up on one of those? If I were you, and you trust yourself with a big motor, I'd look for a used ZRX1200 or something.
 

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One more addition, I am 6'3" and am crazy uncomfortable on a 6R or 10R. You sure you want to fold yourself up on one of those? If I were you, and you trust yourself with a big motor, I'd look for a used ZRX1200 or something.
+1 on the ZRX:notworthy
 
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HEY EVERYONE, I AM THE OWNER OF A 208 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX6R. THIS IS THE FIREST BIKE I HAVE HAD AND I REALLY LIKE IT. ONLY PROBLEM IS I AM 6'3 275LBS. I VISITED SEVERAL CYCLE SHOPS LOOKING FOR THE ONE I LIKE, AND AFTER THE ADVICE OF SEVERAL SALESMAN WROTE A CHECK FOR $9000 FOR A BRAND NEW ZX6R. NOW, AFTER RIDING A LITTLE OVER 500 MILES IM A LITTLE DISAPOINTED WITH THE POWER AND ABILITY TO GET THE FRONT WHEEL UP....I FEEL LIKE THE BIKE IS JUST TO SMALL, BUT WAS PUSHED AWAY FROM THE ZX10 BY ALMOST EVERY SALESMAN SAYING IT WAS TO MUCH BIKE FOR A NEWB. ANY THOUGHTS ON HOW MUCH MORE DIFICULT A ZX10 WOULD BE FOR A NEWB TO LEARN AND HANDLE SAFELY? WILL IT MAKE THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE BECAUSE OF MY SIZE? ANY INPUT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS....
Get the revs up and there's all the power you need. For a first bike you'd have been better with less peak power and more torque. Your salseman did you no favours. He should have told you to start on a small bike and learn how to wring it out. You'll probably never do that with this ride.

There's a hell of a lot of things that you need to learn before worrying about getting the wheel up. Cornering, braking, reading road surfaces and traffic, controling the bike properly, clutch control, slow speed manouevers............

And please stop shouting.

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stick with the six and learn to ring it out....it's got 16.5k RPM to play with, that should be plenty for awhile.
 

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the more I thought about this, the more it kinda bugged me....

if you are looking to pull wheelies often and what not, why not just change the rear sprocket? There are guys (and I think a gal) on here that ride the Ninja650R and do all sorts of stunts and that bike has way less power than even the 6R. Jason Britton rings the snot out of his 6R and he is no small man by any means. It's cheaper to add some upgrades to the bike for doing things like wheelies and stoppies than to buy a more expensive bike and have to do the same things to it.
 

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newb

who was it that coined the phrase "Newbs on liter bikes is just natures way of providing parts for the rest of us..."

I ring out my 650R everyday on the way home from work. Sometimes, when I am trying a normal take off, i still bring the front wheel of the ground. I know i can control that bike. Do you know if you can handle the 10R if it gets away from you??? With you being a new rider, like we all once were, i would say no. I am 6' 230lbs and my bike barely peaks at 68-70 hp. If you want more power out of the ZX6R, buy an older model. I think there was an older model that pushed 135 hp but i am not sure. But there again, you could be looking at a huge deficit in torque.


and stop "trying" to do wheelies. those plastics aren't cheap. :smashfrea
 
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