I would have to agree with stormcloud on this one. The new R6 is reputed to have nothing down-low and in the midrange. If you are street riding, you don't want to have to twist the crap out of the handle just to roll away from a stop. If you are looking used, then I would have to say go Yamaha. The earliest R6 & R1 are some of the sexiest bikes on the planet.
IMHO - The Yamaha is gorgeous, check out those headlights! However, I'm partial to the Suzuki. It seems like it has more history and tradition with it. Someone already mentioned power delivery and from what you said, the Suzuki should be your best choice!
If you want something that you enjoy riding and looks nice, you don't need advice from anyone. Go check them out and get the one you like. Test ride each if you can. I personally will not buy a bike without a test ride. Get what you like, and the hell with what anyone else thinks. That's my advice.
The Yamaha is tuned for racing. The bike makes all its power at the top of the rev range. On the street low and mid range is best. The Suzuki or Zx6 will be better a v twin would be best or the gsxr 750.
None of the 600cc SS bikes have a lot of low and mid-range response, but the R6 is the worst. The thing is nearly dead until 10,000 RPM. This is really undesireable for street riding. You'll have to ride around with the engine screaming all the time to get any reasonable drive.
It does sound really good, though.
The GSX-R seems like a much better overall package for street riding and is a bit cheaper.
Why haven't you considered a new R6S? It's more street-biased and will get around a track just fine, probably within a few tenths of a sencond of the new R6 with equal riders. (Actually, maybe faster in the hands of most riders since the R6 is reportedly pretty tricky to ride at a 10/10ths pace.)
Of the two I'd get the GSXR because I like Suzuki's. I would also check out the new 675 Daytona and the 650R Ninja twin, also the XB9R and even a 599 Honda. It's a very compettitive class, make sure you explore all your options and get the bike that's best suited to your riding conditions and skill level.
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