I OWN ONE…

Jon Brown bought his L6 last year. Here’s what he makes of it…

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“Hav­ing owned the K6 Gixer 1000 for a while, it was time to move on to a newer model. I pur­chased an L6 last Septem­ber from Or­wells in Ip­swich. I took one out for a test ride and I was re­ally sur­prised by how much nicer it felt com­pared to the K6. The turn-in speed was quicker, the chas­sis felt sharper and seat­ing po­si­tion was much bet­ter. I’m a tall guy, at over 6ft, but don’t feel cramped on the L6 like I did be­fore on the K6. The K6 used to give me pins and nee­dles in my hands, but the change of rid­ing po­si­tion’s meant that’s never been a prob­lem on the newer model.

“My only real dis­like with the new bike is its ABS sys­tem, be­cause it’s far too in­tru­sive. Also, the stock Bridge­stone S20Rs lack feel and have felt sketchy at the best of times. I got rid of them and found Pirelli’s Rosso IIIs have made life much bet­ter, as has re­mov­ing the ABS func­tion from the bike. Mine is mostly used on track nowa­days, but I still get out on it for the oc­ca­sional Sunday ride. An­other changed I’ve made, and would highly rec­om­mend, is to switch the stan­dard pegs for some de­cent rearsets. I’ve got Lightec units fit­ted, and they’re great. SBS brake pads have also given the brakes much more pur­chase and per­for­mance. As far as the bike goes, I’d highly rec­om­mend it to any­one as it’s a bril­liant bike for the price com­pared to the of­fer­ings from other man­u­fac­tur­ers. Okay you don’t get as much tech­nol­ogy and rider aids, etc. but it’s a very un­der­rated and us­able bike. I’m re­ally glad I’ve got mine”

Still a looker.

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