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My riding buddy has been on a vmax for 3 years and has just put in an order to buy the first blue yzf-r6 that arrives. He is pushing me to get a zx-6r(kawi rules!). Would that bike be much different than my zr-7? I have many mods to my bike including brakes, suspention, jetting & pipe, and overall riding position. The only major difference I can find is the zr-7 is paid for!!
 

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If you have that many mods and the zr is paid for keep it, the only thing that R-6 might get you on is mid to top end but he isn't going to pull on you in the corners but then this is just MHO and if it were me I would keep it :)
 

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i have a zr-7 and my friend has a 93 zx-6 (not the r). i've ridden both for many miles. the other day we went riding and i had the chance to ride them both back to back.

overall, the ninja feels more solid, more planted while riding. road feel is a bit better. the ninja definitely has more top end. the zr-7 has more leg room from peg to seat. it's also more buzzy.

another difference you might notice: cost. not just payments, think about insurance. it may be significantly higher on the ninja for full coverage.

the ninja is a race bred machine with all the pro's and con's that entails. ask yourself this: are you happy with the zr-7? does it do everything you want it to do? that's the real test. make your own decision, don't let others dictate your choice of ride.

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scott, thanks for the insight. you have opened my eyes to some things. i bet insurance would be high. i do love riding the zr7 but sometimes i wish for more. i do take for granted the friendly riding position. i go on quite a few weekenders and try to plan at least one week long trip. but i always plan my trips around the roads with the most turns. there i think something more sporty would be better.

I think i will look at keeping the zr7 and picking up a uised sportbike and try that first.

Tim
 

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ZX-6R vs. ZR-7

I have an '01 7S and and a '95 ZX-6R.

The ZR-7S is more comfortable, especially after 45 minutes. I don't find mine to be buzzy at all.

The 6R handles a bit better. I appreciate the full fairing too. The 6th gear makes me feel a bit better on the highway, and I think the fact that the 7S revs higher at the same speed contributes to the buzzy reputation. The only edge it has in comfort is that in traffic in the summer, the water-cooled engine doesn't take as long to feel unbearably hot.

They seem to be very close in low-end torque, especially in urban situations. So for commuting I tend to prefer the 7S because it is a bit more comfortable.
 

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egoebel, thanks for the post. i was wondering about the sixth gear on the 6r. i sure wish the zr7 had one. i commute on mine alot too and would benefit from a lower rpm at speed. out of the two bikes you own, which one have you put more miles on? do you get to get out and ride for the fun of it or are you mostly commuting to work?
 

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I have the ZR7s and my husband's old roomate has a 99 ZX6r that I've ridden. Here are the differences I see (and they are similar to what has already been posted).

1) The 6 will beat the 7 off the line everytime!! (if you care about that)
2) The 7 is MUCH more comfortable for long rides.
3) The 6 has much better handling in the twisties, but the 7 sure ain't nothing to bawk at!!
4) The 6 will have a higher insurance premium (sport vs. standard) always gonna be much higher for the sport bike.
5) the 6 has better acceleration in the midrange.
6) the 6 has a much more aggressive riding position.

Even after saying all that, it sounds like I'd prefer the 6....nope...I love my 7. Sure, I'd like to have both because it simply depends on the type of riding you want to do.....BUT....if you want a bike that will pretty much do BOTH kinds of riding...the 7 is definitely the way to go.
 

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ZR7 vs ZRX?

Hi zr7chic,

It seems to me that you summed it up well! I feel the same about my 7 even after riding the 2001 Fireblade. But the Blade was something else in the twisties :)
I d like to see the same comparison facts between the 7 and the ZRX, doesn't the husband of girlzr7 ride a ZRX?
Come on girlzr7, ask him to give you his bike for a while!
Aris
 

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ZX-6R vs. ZR-7

I've put more mileage on the ZR-7 because I tend to favor it for commuting. It has the tank bag straps on it. :smilewink

I tend to lane share when the TZ bridge is backed up,which lately is only 5 days a week. :yell: I've never been nailed for it, but I'd rather be on the ZR-7 if I am.

The ZX-6R tends to get ridden on weekends when I make short trips down to friends' houses or when I just feel like riding too fast in a situation where I know I won't see too many other cars.
 

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ZR7 vs ZRX

Aris:

Tammy's (girlzr7) husband has an FZ1. I think I saw a post from her that said that she liked it, but preferred her 7S.
 
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