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★★★★★

“Really good useful bike, even coming from an R1”

Written on: 25/06/2013 by stevecbr (3 reviews written)

Now had my FZ6N for just over 2 years. Fancied a change after years of sports bikes, went straight from a 2002 Yamaha R1 (5PW model) to the FZ. The handling is excellent, really easy to chuck about, the forks are basic and soft with no adjustments, but I no problems on twisty roads keeping up with mates who still own sports bikes. Currently running Bridgestones BT23's, they heat up quick and grip great, good in wet and dry. Better than the Pirelli Rosso 2 I had earlier, the Pirelli's turn in… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great Bike.”

Written on: 21/04/2013

I have owned my '08 naked S2 for just two days, and i love it. Im not into superbike speed, i want an all rounder, and i really beleive i have bought the right bike. Gear shifting seems to happen too quickly. Though im sure i will be used to it soon. Love the looks, love the nippy engine, love the cost and cheap insurance. Im a happy biker :-)… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great bike”

Written on: 09/09/2012

passed my test only 2 years ago and this is my third bike, owned 2 thundercats previously. this bike much more refined and predictable than the thundercat and has a much more comfortable riding position. As well as being comfortable this bike goes like a rocket and it never fails to put a smile on my face. Looks great too. Do thrash the bike now and then but always returns mid 40's mpg. Only gripe is that headlight isnt that effective on an unlit road. Awesome bike-definitely a keeper, more… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Bought one of the last 6oo fazer's and i must say was...”

Written on: 12/02/2011

Bought one of the last 6oo fazer's and i must say was disapointed with the performance.Don't get me wrong it is fast but you have to ring it's neck,no low down grunt at all.Took it to the lakes one day and meeting a hill you would perhaps just need to drop a cog with say my last bike a bonneville,with this you need to go down three or four cogs to keep that engine racing and if you have a pillion it can be dangerous if you are caught out.This got really tiresome for me,but perhaps it would be… Read Full Review

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“Bought one of the last 6oo fazer's and i must say was...”

Written on: 12/02/2011

Bought one of the last 6oo fazer's and i must say was disapointed with the performance.Don't get me wrong it is fast but you have to ring it's neck,no low down grunt at all.Took it to the lakes one day and meeting a hill you would perhaps just need to drop a cog with say my last bike a bonneville,with this you need to go down three or four cogs to keep that engine racing and if you have a pillion it can be dangerous if you are caught out.This got really tiresome for me,but perhaps it would be… Read Full Review

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Written on: 31/07/2011

get a moped

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★★★★★

“This bike is the perfect balance of performence,...”

Written on: 17/04/2010

This bike is the perfect balance of performence, tecnology and value. My first long ride on this bike was 650 kms. Of twisty roads, at speeds of 130-150 kph. Stunning performance, super smooth ride, a rocket from 6000-11000rpm and a perfect, comfortable and athletic seating position. As a 52 year old with a bad back, I still partied that evening! Yet riding in the city, the bike performs so well, you'd think that's what it was designed for. But at a hundred kmh. Plus, is where this bike really… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I've owned over a dozen bikes over the years but I'll...”

Written on: 27/03/2010

I've owned over a dozen bikes over the years but I'll be keeping this one for a while.
Why??
Because it's FUN!
I've had faster bikes, I've had more comfortable bikes, but I haven't had so much fun on 2 wheels since I got my first 250, twenty odd years ago.
Bad points? Well, the gear change is horribly clunky, the seat's a bit hard, the tacho takes some getting used to and the ignition key is a pain to get in. But none of that matters when you are blasting round the twisties on a sunny day.
The… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great bike to own and run. ”

Written on: 04/12/2009

Great bike to own and run.
Mines got quite a few extras,belly pan,bikini fairing,Scorpion pipes etc
After riding bigger bikes,this strangely reminds me of the LC's I used to ride (which isn't a bad thing!)… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“The peaky engine of the Yamaha FZ6 has to be the worst...”

Written on: 29/04/2009 by rubbersidedown (1 review written)

The peaky engine of the Yamaha FZ6 has to be the worst thing about it! having to get the revs beyond 8k to find any power is completely wrong for this type of bike it really should have more torque so you end up using the gearbox way to often and thats not too slick either!
Build quailty very marginal
Clutch heavy for town work
Japanese reliability must be a myth! had lots of visits to the dealer until they finally changed the TPS! Completely wrong engine for the type of bike put me of Jap in… Read Full Review

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Daz Max's Response to rubbersidedown's Review

Written on: 31/01/2010

If you thought it was so bad,why did you keep it for three years?

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Guest's Response to rubbersidedown's Review

Written on: 31/07/2011

8k revs is a big deal for u? thats how u ride this bike! 10k and above and thats where the fun starts!

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★★★★★

“I have had my Yamaha FZ6 (04) for 2 years and I...”

Written on: 24/04/2009 by aidan brierley (1 review written)

I have had my Yamaha FZ6 (04) for 2 years and I absolutely love it. I commute on it every day, all year round, and it still looks as good as new. It does everything you want it too and it's a comfortable ride… Read Full Review

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“I have a 2004 FZ6 and can honestly say is is the best...”

Written on: 08/01/2009 by chopper3210 (1 review written)

I have a 2004 FZ6 and can honestly say is is the best bike I have ever ridden. I have added Akrapovich SP exhaust to it and the sound and power increase is amazing. Never fails to turn heads and it pops and gurgles just like a GP bike when the throttle is closed off. Highly addictive and a great looking bike. Pulls cleanly through the gears but above 6-7000 really starts to motor. Stops well too and is just as happy on the motorway or filtering through the London rush hour traffic. All in all a… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Very responsive and obedient. Good at lower speeds,...”

Written on: 28/11/2008 by qazquz (1 review written)

Very responsive and obedient. Good at lower speeds, very fast when you want it. Comfortable riding position (v important) although not pure touring. Relative lightweight but glued to ground on bends at speed. Great emergency braking. Crazy speed at high revs. Great shape, attention-grabber everywhere.
FZ6 S2 naked in white 2007 version. I got this bike after owning smaller bikes. I am very satisfied with it and although I am not experienced in a great deal of bikes, I DOUBT very much if there… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best in size class hands down. No need to look further.”

Written on: 25/11/2008

Best in size class hands down. No need to look further.
Handling, power, and balance is superb for it's size class. Center stand for easy maintenance. Excellent fuel capacity. More comfortable seating position due to handle bar positioning. Reasonable pricing. Great for experienced or beginners.
Seat height ok for 5'7" or taller. Shorter riders - not the best choice… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great engine, quite mild mannered around the city...”

Written on: 31/08/2008 by The Wolfman (1 review written)

Great engine, quite mild mannered around the city (under 8000rpm) from about 600rpm, real power lies between 8000rpm - 12000rpm, where the bike performs a lot like it's r6 donor engine. Fantastic budget bike. High quality build, very well suited to modification… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Mine is an 08 model in silver. Looks very sharp. When...”

Written on: 25/07/2008

Mine is an 08 model in silver. Looks very sharp. When opened up the exhausts growl and the engine just sounds better the faster you go. Must do the headlight modification and have the two on at the same time… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“After logging 49K on my '04 FZ6, in May of '07 I...”

Written on: 17/07/2008 by Pally (1 review written)

After logging 49K on my '04 FZ6, in May of '07 I traded it in on an '07 FZ6 which had addressed all shortcomings of the '04 (e.g. absence of helmet lock, improved instrument pod, all black vs aluminum underbody, better seat locking, cleaner front fairing/windscreen, better tweaked for enhanced midrange get up and go. 14 months into my '07 ownership I have 32K on it including 10K for a cross country camping trip using large Ortlieb (sp?) waterproof soft luggage. I am 75 years old. 75 years old!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Might want to spread out the gear ratios....on the six...”

Written on: 28/06/2008

Might want to spread out the gear ratios....on the six speed a lil bit… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great bike. The only bad point is loud and hard...”

Written on: 11/06/2008 by ivica stanic (1 review written)

Great bike. The only bad point is loud and hard gearbox, especcialy when shifting in 1 st and second gear… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best 600 on market. Best bike I owned, Great midrange...”

Written on: 08/06/2008

Best 600 on market. Best bike I owned, Great midrange despite what reviews say,
Hit 8000 rpm and bike goes like a rocket which is cotrollable… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“late 2007 model S2 Yamaha. Great middleweight. Tried...”

Written on: 30/04/2008 by riderbob (1 review written)

late 2007 model S2 Yamaha. Great middleweight. Tried the street triple, bandit and hornet - price/performance wise this is tops. Floats into corners, accelerates/brakes/handles brilliantly. 2-up its stable and easy to ride. Finish is excellent, should last. Attracts looks cruisin through town (maybe its the strange person on top). Looking forward to a great summer. A great bike for burning up country roads - lots of fun-factor. Can't wait to ride home at night… Read Full Review

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