I got an '08 Raven R6 this past weekend! It was mostly stock except for Scotts damper, crap LED signals/fender eliminator (which I've returned to stock already), and a trumpet style slip-on. Just 3,100 miles and had never been dropped. Bought it from a DC police officer that had the maintenance and mods done by a friend who is a motorcycle fleet mechanic for DCPD. The bike is a peach!
I am completely impressed with this bike! If this bike is gutless unless its really wound up, I'm curious how the other 600s perform. It feels like a damn rocket to me, even compared to the FZ1.
The bike is harder to ride on the street than the 750 I had. Its tall and I'm on my tiptoes whenever I stop. It doesn't seem to want to turn in very well until I get going to around 50mph. Maybe its just something I need to learn - I've only had it a week. I feel like I'm working harder than I should to muscle the thing through tight twisties. Throttle response is great but there is harshness when rolling off throttle and back on. I have to learn to keep a little bit of throttle on through corners to keep the rear planted.
As soon as I hit fast sweepers in it, the bike is amazingly stable and very crisp. I get plenty of feedback from the front and I have a lot of confidence through the corners. Railing it hard gets me high!
My g/f also got an '06 FZ6 this weekend. We're an all Yamaha house