I have two trade offers on the table and I can’t make up my mind!

I’m trading my trusty MR2 for another bike. Both bikes will be coming with a similar amount of cash on top so the “price” is basically the same for either.

IN THE BLUE CORNER!

2009 Yamaha FZ6 with 30,000 miles

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It’ll need a new timing chain tensioner in the near future, but is otherwise very clean. If I got this bike, I’d daily and tour on it and my SV650 would assume the role of track bike. This is definitely a better touring and 2-up bike than my SV, but the high mileage (which would only get higher) gives me pause for potential resale value.

IN THE BLACK AND YELLOW CORNER!

2002 Suzuki GSX-R600 with 23,000 miles

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Haven’t seen it in person yet, but looks very clean as well. If I got this bike, it would become my track bike and the SV650 would continue as my street bike. I really like riding my SV at track days, but I haven’t ridden a 600 in anger at a track so I don’t know what I’m missing. I just got the bump to the intermediate class and I feel really comfortable riding my SV hard so I’m not sure if it would be better to continue developing my skills on the SV or make the jump to a faster bike.

I also may immediately try to trade either bike for a dual sport of some other bike so which one do you think has better value or trade-ability?

Cheers!