Lol, i JUST got an email about replies to this thread guys. Well, long overdue, but here's your update! Yes I ended up getting a 2009 650r bone stock, 2500 miles for $4000. Now over a year later It's got close to $2000 worth of parts (all done by me, no labor costs added!) and almost 13,000 miles. Road the bike from ATL to Daytona and back this summer, was a BLAST! I also bought a 2008 R6 sexy silver with 1700 miles in july, it currently has right at 7000 miles (Yes I ride the hell out of my bikes! Have never owned a car
Comparisons/how I liked the 650r? The 650r is a GREAT bike, has been a hell of a lotta fun. It's got plenty of torque, it's comfortable for the most part, (doesn't sit well on 8 hour rides :/ ) and looks very sporty for a sport touring bike. With all that said, I knew from the beginning I had set out to eventually get on a supersport, which is why I bought the R6.
There is NO comparison between a Ninja 650r and a Yamaha R6. The R6 makes a completely different kind of power that will leave you grinnin ear to ear. The thing has got me addicted to twisties and I can't wait to eventually get out on a track with er.
The R6 is definitely my favorite out of the 3 bikes I've owned in the passed 3 years, but sadly I'm going to have to sell the 650r come spring time, and man am I gonna miss her. When running around on back roads, I'd pick the 650r any day. That low end grunt and comfort makes that bike SOOOOO much fun, not to mention it TURNS HEADS with that loud @SS Two Bros pipe hangin from the side. But I'm in love with my supersport and couldn't imagine selling it, so the 650r goes, and a truck will come.
I don't get on this forum anymore, as yall know, because I'm on the r6-forum all the time now. (similar username TOPFLiTE1994)
If anyone has any questions about the 650 I'd be glad to answer em!
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