FZ6 is a great all-rounder. $3,500 for an 06' is a bit steep in the Northeast (I would expect $3K at the upper limit). I would strongly recommend the 07'-09' model if you were seriously considering one; better brakes, more refined fueling, better instrument cluster, etc...Considering the purchase of this bike: 2006 Yamaha FZ6 w/ 3300 miles for $3500. Mint condition!
Use: second bike
Bear in mind the FZ6 is a lot more powerful as its engine hasn't been detuned much from the R6 (major difference from FZ6R). If it's their first bike, FZ6 is not a good choice.Quote: "Kawi 650R or Suzuki SV650 before I took an FZ6."
Appreciate the comments, weaponzero. Agreed, the Kawi 650R is easy enough to have fun on... just bought one last week.
Was looking for a third bike that's affordable. I have three sons... two now have Ninja 650Rs...just need wheels for the 3rd son.
All of these guys are young riders. Sounds like the FZ6 might fit the bill. Thanks again.
Thanks...yeah, I'm pretty confident that if the Ninja 650R with an Arrow pipe isn't too much, than neither will the FZ6 be such for these guys.My first bike after a 20 year lay off was an FZ6 and I thought it was the perfect first (sort of) bike. Mine was an 05 and I definitely didn't think it had too much power. I've considered getting one as a second bike for longer commutes, especially any long interstate runs. IMO, the FZ6 is nowhere near as much fun as the 09 but the 09 is definitely not built for crossing state lines. I think $3500 on the 06 is maybe a little high but not unreasonable given the low miles.
in my top drawer haha. running 200whp without gas. dont really need it. its fast enough does 0-62 1.9 secs on the rollers. going for a tuneup soon so will post new figures.
Yikes! Didn't imagine this bike had that kind of potential. Very nice. Will likely keep it pretty stock, but I appreciate the possibilities.Not to knock the 09 but the fz6 doesnt need suspension or anything out of the box. Unless you want fz1 bars. You may need to perform a TB sync if you decide to get it.
I had a PCIII, Two bros exhaust, K&N, and air box mod. Thing ran like a raped ape. You could probably get 105 hp to wheel with the right setup.
someone did supercharge one I believe as well.
edit: posted the right link!
My UK Fz6 N Supercharged/nitrous Streetfighter. - Yamaha FZ6 Forums - International FZ6 Motorcycle Community Forum
I don't know about the earlier models cause I had an 08, but always had people knock it until they seen it. Some people have slapped some r6 cams in theirs as wellYikes! Didn't imagine this bike had that kind of potential. Very nice. Will likely keep it pretty stock, but I appreciate the possibilities.
Interesting...this bike (FZ6) didn't strike me as such a monster.