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February 16, 2004 at 4:27 pm #8586AnonymousInactive
There seems to be a lot of streetfighter R6’s in my home town (Amsterdam). Are they too expensive to repair or is it a new fashion?February 16, 2004 at 10:54 pm #17838RadarModerator
Bit of both – here in the UK many race reps get “Street Fightered” after a minor accident has ruined the fairing but left the main bike untouched. The fairing panels are so expensive and many people ride on 3rd party insurance that getting the bike running without them is a real option.
A whole class of bikes has built up and many of them are impressive bikes in their own right.
Take a look at Katana’s (he posts on the site regularly) bike. It looks great, and much meaner than a stahdard bike.
Triumph market the Speed Triple as a factory streetfighter and the Honda Hornet, Yamaha Fazer FZ6 and new Kawasaki Z750/1000 all have strong overtopnes of this kind of bike.February 17, 2004 at 8:42 pm #17839AnonymousInactive
Don’t think the R6 looks as nice as some others when the plastic is removed. Katana’s Katana (!) does look nice thoughFebruary 17, 2004 at 11:48 pm #17840katanaParticipant
Thanks for the compliments guys.
I’ve seen a couple of decent R6 fighters – this one’s not to bad
If you want to find out more about the Streetfighter scene then have a look here:
The mag is well worth a look – I’ve seen it for sale in Amsterdam.
KatanaFebruary 18, 2004 at 9:36 am #17841imperialdataKeymaster
I’ve got to agree with Boschel on this one, the R6 does not lend itself to the streetfighter look. I think that if the frame is too large, it distracts the eye from the engine which, to me, is the main thing streetfighters ‘show off’. And as for the wheels on that one above…..well to each his own I guess.
Did you research a lot of magazines in Amsterdam, Katana? February 21, 2004 at 8:56 pm #17842katanaParticipant
OK I take your point about the wheels – they would be better polished. I still think this one looks better with all the plastic removed though.
P.S. What you mean there are other things to do in Amsterdam other then read magazines [?] – do tellFebruary 22, 2004 at 10:21 am #17843AnonymousInactive
I enjoy a smoke there from time to time
Your streetfighter looks very nice Katana but I don’t like that R6 above (sorry if the owner sees this). I think most modern sportsbikes should be kept with their body work on.
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