Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Long time rider, first time Zx6R owner
Hey everyone, I'm 37 years old and up in Alaska. I have been riding sportbikes since I was 19. My first bike was a Ninja EX500 that I taught myself to ride on. It was a great bike, but I eventually moved on to a brand new 2001 Yamaha YZF600R, which was a great step up and oh so smooth. After that bike I moved back in age but up in power to a 98 Honda 900RR. That bike was a straight up animal. I'll admit I did many retarded squidly things back in those days.
After I got out of the Army in 2001, I gave bikes a long break until 2006, where I picked up a brand new 2007 CBR600RR, which so far has been my favorite bike of all time. I ended up selling it and getting a 2008 GSXR600 which was a good bike but could not compare to the Honda in quality, shifting smoothness or handling. I replaced the 08 GSXR600 with an 09 CBR600RR which was nice but not as nice as the 07 version and had less mid range. I sold that bike in 2010 and have been bikeless until this year where I found a mint 02 Zx6r with only 6200 original miles for 2800 bucks. I couldn't pass on that deal and have had it for a week now, been able to ride it a few times as weather has cooperated and winter hasn't hit yet. It reminds me so much of my 600RRs..Absolutely awesome bike. Anyway, sorry for the long post but looking forward to being part of the ZX6R community and tearing up the twisties on this baby come spring. Keep the rubber side down!
Last edited by Akboondocker; 10-12-2015 at 08:05 PM.