Jonesing for track
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Bike: 06 Track, 03 R6, 14' FZ09
Re: R1 vs R6
I've ridden an 07 R1 and it was pretty amazing, but after about 30 min I was more than happy to be back on my 6.
Handling: Not as good as the R6. Can't flick it around as easily. With the R6 you can carve the sh*t out of corners and it will go where you are spotting throughout your line. On the R1 you fight it more and pray that it goes where you want it to go.
Power: difference is night and day, r1 vs. r6 is like a mustang GT vs. a porsche 911 turbo. The R1 is cranking out like 50+ more hp than the 6, not to mention its packing 400 more cc's. The R1 is a beast. First time I rode one I was terrified of 1st gear.
Seating Position: sit on both and see what is more comfortable to you. Personally, I was a little more comfy on the R1 but thats mostly because I'm 6"2' and its a bigger bike.
Everything Else: do your homework on both and read detailed reviews.