Reads the rulez
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: The shithole of DC
Bike: Turbo'd Ruckus
Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?
Because it's so much fun passing a liter bike on a 600 on the track...
And specifically the R1 ('09+)? It's a turd. It's a turd in regards to weight, to power, and to looks. I don't see why anyone would own one. They do sound cool. I'll give it that.
Magazine reviews say it puts the power down smoothly on the track, thanks to the cross plane engine. Uh, you do realize it's just down on horsepower in general, right? Compare the number to the other liter bikes. Is it really a question why it seems to "handle" better than other bikes making 20+ more HP?
If I could only choose a liter bike, the R1 would be my last choice.