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MCN - - UK’S TOUGHEST TEST - ADAM CHILD SE­NIOR ROAD TESTER

When ev­ery­thing comes to­gether on the R6 there is sim­ply no other bike on the mar­ket which can match its mad­ness and spinet­in­gling ap­petite for revs. But that only hap­pens for a frac­tion of the time, maybe less than 10%. And you re­ally need to change the tyres, re­vise the sus­pen­sion and al­low it to breathe with a race ex­haust. The Du­cati is far eas­ier to live with, is quicker, lapped Brands faster and comes with more rider aids. You don’t need to mod­ify or change the stan­dard bike be­cause it’s al­most per­fect out of the show­room. You’ll love the Du­cati for 90% of the time, and hate it for 10% (while the Yamaha is the op­po­site).

Doesn’t look like Bruce is go­ing to give the 959 back

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