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1999 GSXR 750 SRAD or 2002 Yamaha R6

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Hello all! I’m deciding between purchasing a 1999 GSXR 750 SRAD or a 2002 and Yamaha R6. I’m hoping y’all can help me make the decision. Here’s a little info on the bikes.
99’ GSXR has 34,000 miles on the bike but looks to be in immaculate condition! Apparently The seller bought it from a gentleman who was 62 bought the bike brand new in 1999 and took care of the bike and maintenance to meticulously. But he sold the bike because he was getting older and got a Vmax to ride. The seller had the bike listed for $4,200 he brought it down to $3,500. I contacted him and and he agreed to $3,000 if I buy the bike cash this weekend. I will attach pictures of both bikes.
OR the 2002 Yamaha R6 with 25k miles on it. Seller had it listed for $3,500 also agreed to $3,000 he said “The previous guy replaced everything from the fuel pump to the clutch because it wouldn’t run. It’s got new brakes, tires, fuel pump, chain, like $2600 worth of parts.I got it, cleaned the carbs, and replaced the fuel pump relay and it runs great.And put the clutch and everything back together” which bike should I purchase?
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I think both are good options. A lot of it depends on what you're going to do with it. I remember those years have an issue with 1-2 shifts being rough and eventually a lot of them having 2nd gear go out. Being that it seems it's had to have a lot of work done already, I would be curious how it was maintained up until that point and how it was ridden. I would definitely test drive both and feel for it. Carb with ethanol fuel these days can cause a lot more maintenance upkeep, and depending on your level of mechanical skill, could cost you more. The FI on the 750 is their 1st gen of it, while it's good, it's not perfect, 2000 they upgraded it a bit. I own a 99 SRAD 750 with 12k miles and it runs like a top even though it had been sitting for a while before I bought it last year and been restoring it. I took it out last night and was so smooth up to 155 before I backed off it. The R6 is about 30 pounds lighter, but the 750 has almost 20 hp more stock. The 750 is pretty nimble for a 750 since it was stuffed into a 600 frame. I don't think you can go wrong with either bike if they were maintained.
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