the gixxer 6 is the *ish! okay i might be a little biased by owning one. but for real...it's very stable, she could use a little bit more on the low end of the tach (she goes bananas between 10 and 13), but it's very good nonetheless, breaks are very good, she sounds very good even when she's stock, and her handling is a dream.
if you don't mind the forward cant of the riding position and the little more pressure on the wrists, then you're straight. it's a very good bike.
what year are you considering? cuz that makes a little difference also.
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