I agree with all those points, I just have so many people say "may wells get the R1 because you will out grow the R6 yada yada."
I already have my mind set on another R6. Just seeing what everyone else's reasons were.
99.9% of people that say they have "outgrown" a 600 are morons.
Hell I had a 2001 R1, an now I have an 05 R6. The R1 felt better, but that's probably because I'm such a big guy. They blue book for similar amounts but I bet the R6 is just as fast, simple because of FI and other tech advancements.
When I saw my R6 for the first time I got a tingly feeling in my junk. I knew I had to have it.
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I had a liter bike and almost killed my self a few times. Went to a 600 and never looked back. I will probably never tap 80% of my bikes potential.... Why bother with a liter bike? The only reason I will be going to a liter bike is When I pick up my multistrada or a tenere.
The only reason I'd get an r1 is for that bitching crossplane sound lol
currently without a bike so take with a grain of salt, I am torn R1 or R6, R1 is bigger more room on longer rides, also more expensive in all area's, leaning to an R6, as I know the bike will do more then I can, cheaper, more nimble, more then fast enough to do stupid things on, and honestly IF the day comes I can ride harder then the R6 can perform I will upgrade then.
that said been without a bike for a year now and feel like part of me is missing, regret selling my ZX-6 ( no flames please ) but at the time was easier to sell then try to move across the country, not too worried about cost of new and yes will be a new R6 or R1 this spring, but willing to bet the 6 will be in the garage, the roads here just scream SIX.
I've never test ridden an R1 yet and am thinking of trying it at a local test ride event in a few weeks. Absolutely love the way the R1 looks and sounds. But, it looks really wide and seems kinda long. I feel comfortable with the predictable and easy way the R6 handles. My only gripes are that I sometimes wish it didn't need to be at such high RPMs to get moving. And, I sometimes wish it didn't buzz so much past 10K rpm. But, I guess that's just how the bike is designed. I do like that the throttle calms so immediately, and I love how light it corners. I'm 5'6" 147lbs, so I feel like the R6 is the right physical size. I wonder if an R1 will look too big for me?
knew the r1 was to much for me as my first bike...600 was to much for me but me being stubbrn lead me to having the 6.....i still will get either a new r1, 1199 or mv agusta...power is addicting but the r6 is just so easy to whip around
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