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The K5/K6 is, bar none, one of the most savage superbikes ever produced. It puts out more power than the Gen1 Hayabusa and is a solid 20% lighter, stops quicker and corners like it's on rails... which is a recipe for the most lively, responsive, submersive bikes you'll ever ride. I may be biased; I've owned 2 Hayabusa, one stroked and sprayed, and also owned a K6, and I'd still rather ride a K6; and in fact, I'm picking another very shortly. The acceleration is mad, the handling, superb, and cock pit sits you in a way that you feel inside the bike, not on top... like you're a part of it. These bikes may be old news in today's world where every litre will break 170 rwhp, but they ALL come with traction control, power modes and ABS, which is all in the name of rider safety, yes, but none I've ridden feel like the Godzilla. Just you and the bike. That's it. Not muss, no fuss. Know your limits and respect the power, because you'll snap 90+ in first gear, 130 in second, and... well, you know where I'm going.
Bottom line, I'm buying another K5/K6 instead of a 2016 hyperbike for a reason. Not only was it one of the best looking litres ever made, but there's just nothing I've ever ridden that feels quite like it. Might not be the fastest on the block anymore, but that's nothing a little nitrous or forced induction won't fix, and believe me, these bikes will take it. There's a reason why you see more of these on the grudge circuit's around the US than any other 1000. There's a reason why this monster is called the Godzilla.
Posted: 07/02/2016 at 14:14
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