So I am going to look at a '09 Yamaha FZ6 tomorrow night. It has 600 miles on it, the seller is asking $6,000 and says he is 'negotiable'. From a brief search, this seems pretty fair considering the almost new mileage on the bike. What can you guys tell me about this bike. I am looking at it because from what I've read it is a good mid-size bike for newer riders. I also am a fan on the more upright seating position which this bike offers. It will be my second bike, currently I am riding a Honda CRF230m. any input is appreciated.
Good all around bike, R6 motor with a different tune, good wind protection and decent handling. Standard bike with a screamer motor basically. Only complaints I've heard have to do with the gauges being hard to see.
Originally Posted by winstonsmith84
It ain't easy being an overweight, uneducated, Sunfire driving whoop whooping clown.
I do not really see this as being true since it does not build power until after 7K. And certainly not something you'd say if you've ever ridden a twin. Not meant to be offensive at all, it's just that I test rode one and was unimpressed with it's off the line acceleration. My SV650 was a hoot off the line. The FZ6 has all it's power in the upper half of the RPM band.
OP, in my opinion, it would make for a good beginners bike. Comfy ergos, a motor that eases you into the powerband, wind protection, etc. The 07+ are more desirable too because of better brakes, nicer looking aesthetics, and of course much better gauges.
Good luck and make sure to wear all your gear too.