Verdict ‘You’d have to be crazy to want an R6 on the road, but I do’

ADAM CHILD SE­NIOR ROAD TESTER

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

Ev­ery sen­si­ble bone in my body says don’t buy the Yamaha R6. It’s hard and harsh on the road. The seat and rid­ing po­si­tion aren’t as com­fort­able as the Suzuki GSX-R, the mir­rors near use­less, there’s no mode but­ton to scroll through the clocks and pil­lions will have to be brave or stupid. You’d have to be crazy to want one on the road, but I do. When you’re in the mood for some fun noth­ing else will do, and on track it of­fers highs other bikes can only dream of. If you’re sen­si­ble and clever opt for the cheaper Suzuki; if you want to feel 25 again, try the R6. But just make sure you have your chi­ro­prac­tor on speed dial.

Just how mad are you feel­ing?

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