The R6S is essentially the continued 2003-6 R6 but overshadowed by the newer, updated R6. His has an exhaust and frame sliders, and is in beautiful Yamaha Team Blue. Getting that screamer above 10000 RPM is INSANE! I have ridden some relatively fast bike before, but this thing was a different class. Looking ahead in traffic, I could pick a spot and teleport there. It was uncanny. I only zinged it twice, and each time giggled in sporadic fits for minutes afterward like a little girl. I thought to myself: I want to tell Carrie that I love the thing, but she should never let me buy one. As I got home, she told me I looked much cooler on that bike than on my little putter.
"Dang it! I was just about to tell you to never let me buy one!"
I still want a Triumph Street Triple 675 R or a Speed Triple 1050, and today's experience confirmed that riding a Japanese 4C is a bad idea. All the power is at speeds you should not really see in daily around-town riding. A good twin or triple has torque which you can actually use at sane/safe speeds. I have long thought that the law and safety don't necessarily coincide, but a bike like that is begging for trouble. I just hope I always have friends who have bikes like that who will let me borrow them . . .