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Old 8th December 2005, 19:41   #1
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Default 2002 Yam R6 vs 2003 Yam R6

Hello guys....I have been trying to buy a yam R6 for past few months and have been wondering which is the better machine w.r.t engine, performance, reliability and design.
I have been going through the reviews on the net regarding both the versions....but unable to come to a certain decision on which is the better version and why.....


have any of you guys test driven or owned both the versions........if yes kindly enlighten me on which is the meaner and why.........i want as many technical details of comparison as possible....
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Either way, you are never going to be able to ride it to the limit in Indian roads to judge which one is better. So, if you are buying used, just decide based on fav colour, mileage and price.
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Hey, I think the 2003 R6s were the first of the lot to be fuel injected. Before that, they were all carb'ed. If that's the case, the 2003 would make a lot more sense, as for a first-timer, FI engines can be a lot less jerky and abrupt in throttle response. But conversely, the '02 may be cheaper for spares. You may want to wait for more qualified replies though!!!
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viper is right. '03 was the first year the R6 got EFI. It is worth the extra moolah if the bike is in good shape. It also looks a lot better with the headlights now meeting in a nice angry face rather than the frog eyed look of the 02 R6.

As far as performance and handling go, I doubt you would notice any major differences on our roads, though as is natural with every new model year, there are improvements everywhere.
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The 03' r6 is overall a better bike...but as higlighted by the others you will not be able to tell the difference really on public roads...especially if this is your first sportbike. Just go for what you are getting a better deal on and also do some research on parts availability.


P.S. Make sure you find a Blue one....they are faster when it comes to Yammis

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Hi guys, i would also prefer 2003 version... as of now not many 2003 r6 are up for sale in bangalore...btw wat do u guys think is the upper limit of the amount i can pay for a 2003 r6.......
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Dear friend I know one thing for sure is that the newer the bike the more advanced it will be and more refinement will be there in the engine as well, so keep that in mind.
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Dear friend I know one thing for sure is that the newer the bike the more advanced it will be and more refinement will be there in the engine as well, so keep that in mind.
Not necessarily...many new models of many of the sportbikes have almost nothing new about them.....the marketing statements made are usually "introducing bold new colors" and thats about all thats new about them.
For example...the BUSA has changed very little over the years since it was released.
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Hi guys, i would also prefer 2003 version... as of now not many 2003 r6 are up for sale in bangalore...btw wat do u guys think is the upper limit of the amount i can pay for a 2003 r6.......
Not a penny more than 5.5, considering its in the best of shape and also its 2005 end , so in the nest month its gonna be 3 years old
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