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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:00 pm    Post subject: SB6 v SB6R Reply with quote

styling apart, what are the fundamental differences between the 2?

Don't get excited 2Bims - asking on behalf of a mate Very Happy
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2bims



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

me? Get excited? I'd have to change my medication first......good to see youre still out there...helping out Bimota related issues.........and whats the XR11 thingie added to the bottom of your bikes? Suzi 500cc 2-stroke thingie?
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

XR11/73? Thats a Suzuki GT750 motor in a GSX-R400 frame.
My next track bike.
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The R has ram air which goes under ghe fuel tank - ram air makes the airbox bigger so there's about 8 to 10 bhp more. The saddle is softer. It uses a single 12v battery. The swingarm is a bit stiffer. The forks have rebound as standard whereas the 6 it was an option. The original clocks stop working so you'll need to replace them (possibly with Koso)

The downside is the Antera wheels are heavy, the 6 Mk1 uses dymag style, and some 6 mk 2 use Macheisini. The 6 uses a speedo drive so it's harder to find lightweight wheels. Single piece fairing can be a pain to take off all ghe time

6R is a good update, 6 is prettier
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that EC - very comprehensive overview.
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brian



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the 6r is probably a better bike all around... but it's hard to go past the looks of the 6 Cool
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stockcar



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6R has more timeless looks IMO, 6 is more a child of its time......
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brian



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stockcar wrote:
6R has more timeless looks IMO, 6 is more a child of its time......


Personal choice I guess. To me the mufflers on the 6r don't look right and the bodywork looks a bit clunky
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vort28



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh this could roll on and on!!!

I'm with you Brian !! 6 is the beautiful sister , 6R well , I'll leave it there !!

But beauty is in the eye of the beholder and probably upto your mate GK which bike he prefers .

Don't think there is a whole lot of difference performance wise, 6R might be slightly easier to work on, but then I never had an issue removing the one piece SB6 fairing. Yes there is a knack to it, as with the 45degree twist whilst slotting/rotating/sliding forward the seat/tank unit over the SB6 exhausts, but not rocket science to work out. All part of the Bimota ownership bonding process.
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brian



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I never have too much trouble with the 6 bodywork either. Took me a while to work out that you have to spread the lower supports on the seat/ tank unit and then pull up and back and 'do the twist' around the mufflers.

It's worth a little pain to have those looks Wink
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