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Good deal ?? 1998 Yamaha YZF 600R

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Hi guys,

Im new to riding and found this deal online, i was wondering if it's worth it even though i wont have my full license until May 2010. The guy is willing to part with it for 2500$ Canadien and it is in perfect condition with 11,000 Km on it. There is barley a scratch on it.

He is also willing to store it for me all winter. Should i jump on this or wait for a better deal ?

Lemme know guys !


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that price is OK for a nice all stock example.

The YZF has fairly upright ergos, a reasonably low seat, and a very smooth power delivery. The YZF600 actually has more torque and HP below 9,000rpm than any R6.

For a 600 its very easy to ride and as it was built over a 10 year range with no real modifications (13 year total model run) finding parts is a breeze.

No real issues with the YZF beyond the usual dirty carbs and odd tire sizes.

The upside is that the YZF is a great all around sportbike that you won't soon grow out of.

The downside to the YZF is that even when new it was a bit underpowered and overweight for the 600 class. It takes quite a bit of work to use as a serious trackday bike, but once done it is rock solid and extremely reliable.

Personally I never understood the big deal about starting on a full sized bikes. It only goes as fast as you twist it and it has much better brakes and suspension than most if not all the smaller bikes.
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check out America's Premiere YZF600R Web Source to get answers to all your questions on the bike. There are alot of kool-aids over there, but also several folks who know the 2nd generation YZF and what goes wrong.
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