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Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Buying -

Saul Tow­ers, sales man­ager at Fl­itwick Mo­tor­cy­cles, has fond mem­o­ries of the Yamaha FZR600R

“The FZR600R felt tighter and revvier than the other 600s I rode at the time. More of a proper sports­bike. Pirelli had just brought out the Dragon Corsa. Put a pair of those on, wind up the preload and grind off the ridicu­lously huge hero blobs all day long. Suzuki RF600, Kawasaki ZZ-R600 and early CBR felt lardy in com­par­i­son. When the ZX-6R came out in 1995 it was pre­mium money. I was work­ing at Mo­tor­cy­cle City at the time and we had a batch of FZRS in we were sell­ing for about £1000 less than list. Most of the staff bought one.”

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