Reader Rides

Colin is obviously very passionate about his R6 and riding. His 2007 R6 sports an Ackrapovic slip on with removed baffles, integrated turn signals with resistors for a slower flash rate, and a disconnected EXUP. The pipe sound is a treat! even better with the baffles out, it was pretty simple to fit. Disconnect the EXUP valve, remove the old muffler, and slipp the new one on. Simple as that, it looks the biz!

The lighting set up was bought from D2moto.com in the USA at a cost of $60. Once again fairly simple to fit, everything that was needed was supplied. Colin opted to upgrade the resistors that are needed to slow the flash rate down. “My fave mod has to be the lights on mine, probably because I’ve not seen another R6 with them on! I must be the first!”  As you can see he has also done away with the rear indicators.

Colin and his mates (Remember this is the UK… They talk… Different ) like nothing more than getting out on the bikes on weekends and doing a few hundred miles. Every year they go over to Northern Ireland for the Northwest 200 Motorcycle races. Often on race days they go out riding on some brilliant twisty roads.

Unfortunately Colin has not had the privilege of running his beloved machine at a track due to limited track days from noise pollution regulation. Further tracks would require extensive travel.

In Britain it’s not such an easy thing to get an R6 when you’re young. The testing is more rigorous than in the USA and only after riding safely for a number of years can you ride an unrestricted, full power motorcycle. You can ride up to a 125cc on a provisional license before you have passed the test and are restricted to 33 BHP in larger bikes for two years after the test. Of course, Colin has been riding for quite a while and has no need for a stinking BHP restrictor! Some say he is the Stig! All we know is that blue Yamaha 2007 R6 is worthy of Bike of the Week. Congrats Colin!

Remember, to submit your bike for Bike of the Week and compete for Bike of the Month just email lots of details, pictures, and videos to admin@r6blog.com.

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Ride safe fellow R6’ers!

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This month’s Bike of the Month is a beautiful red 2007 Yamaha R6 with a Powercommander V, MJS Headers/Midpipe, Leo Vince SBK Slip on, 6000K HID’s, white Angel eyes, Audi running lights, Stebel Nautilus Airhorn, Carbon, Carbon, and more Carbon!

We like it! Keep them coming! Upload a picture of your bike at http://r6blog.com/yamaha-r6-of-the-month/.

Our first Reader Ride feature is Jay Bowman’s Raven 2008 R6. Jay  has spent quite a bit of time perfecting his pride and joy. There have been many mods preformed. Current mods are HID Headlights, flush mount front signals, rear fender delete, candy red bake painted rims, and custom painted fairings, Vortex Rearsets, Vortex Rear sprocket, Vortex Clip-ons, Pazzo Shorty Levers, K&N Filter, Two Brothers full Exhaust (headers, mid, and muffler, 4-2-1 system) and Two Brothers Juice Box.

Jay spends a lot of time at the track. He frequents Mid Ohio Raceway, Putnam Raceway, Grattan Raceway, and soon BLUEGRASS

The two pics below are his track and street set ups. The pic on the track is at Putnam Park in Indiana, and the flames are his street setup.

Remember, to submit your bike for Bike of the Week and compete for Bike of the Month just email lots of details, pictures, and videos to admin@r6blog.com.

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Jay’s favorite mod is certainly the complete exhaust system. Between the weight savings and  power gains it really woke the bike up. The exhaust gave it that good midrange punch while leaving the high end intact. Of course Jay loves to hear his baby scream.

Jay lives by the ATTGATT philosophy on the track and street. Your bike can be repaired but you cannot be replaced.

Jay also submitted a video of his bike on the dyno. That is not him in the video, it’s one of the technicians. Since we have not seen his face we can only speculate on his ruggedness. Some say he was born with knee pucks and that his helmet is airtight. All we know is his bike rocks! Good job Jay!