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post #1 of 9 Old 02-02-2010, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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k6 or k7

Hey guys, i need some help from the knowledge collective here at Stromtrooper.

I have finally managed to sell my old bike and have the money ready for a new-to-me wee.

I am currently looking at two bikes, both similarly priced. One is a flat black k6 with 18k kilometers, and the other is a blue k7 with 15k kilometers. The k7 is 200 EUR cheaper but has no extra gear on it while the k6 has the engine guard and top case and a mount for sidecases.

Since i know there is a bit of a difference between k6 and k7 which would be the one you would go for?

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-02-2010, 09:43 AM
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I love the look of the flat black color!
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You did not say if the K7 had ABS...and have you seen the mainteneance records for both bikes? Those are the things I would use to help make a decision.

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You did not say if the K7 had ABS...and have you seen the mainteneance records for both bikes? Those are the things I would use to help make a decision.
K7 is the non-abs version. I know for a fact, that K6 has a maintenance book, not sure about the K7 but it is being sold by a reputable dealer, so i presume it has it too.

I forgot to mention, that the guy owning the K6 dropped it on some diesel on the way out of a gas station, so the engine guard is a bit scraped, but i'm willing to overlook that .

How noticeable is the difference between both models with regards to their "mechanical" differences (dual spark plugs, different ECU, different exhaust...)?
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I had a K5 and have a K7. The only difference I notice when riding outside of ABS is the K7 gets slightly better fuel mileage at speeds under 65mph.

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My 08 has a lower top speed than the 06 I test-rode by 20 km/h; I assume that the 07 would be the same. Not a big deal though.
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Thanks for the help guys. I think i'll go for the k7.
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post #9 of 9 Old 02-06-2010, 10:37 AM
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Thanks for the help guys. I think i'll go for the k7.
Tough decision but now that it's made, Congratulations on your new Wee..let the farkeling begin...:mrgreen:

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