I totally agree with the Mamba’s appraisal given the context of the test. Had the R6 been destined for track dominance then rearsets, suspension and even carbon wheels would have been on the menu – but it wasn’t. Mileage was my aim and anything that enhanced functionality and comfort was a given consideration justified by every single one of the 11,500 miles completed. Where I have needed the R6 to deliver, it has in buckets, whether it was traversing the Alps to Imola fully luggaged up, the every day grind of commuting or excitable track bursts, the R6 delivered. To be honest, I’m just pleased the Mamba enjoyed it!