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Old 11-25-2012, 04:45 AM   #21
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

If you like the front whels coming up with ease when you get into it go with the R1.
I love the 600. I also love the 16500 red line. Another reason why I love the 6's
Just something about hanging a gear out way up in the RPM that I love.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:42 AM   #22
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

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The only reason I'd get an r1 is for that bitching crossplane sound lol
one of my reasons i want one

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i love my r6 but you cant deny the torque from an r1, everytime i ride my brothers 05 r1 its just fun as hell, instant throttle responce is phenomenal
only 1k i have ridden was a cbr and the torque was amazing, it was an epic fun street ride that day.

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If you like the front whels coming up with ease when you get into it go with the R1.
I love the 600. I also love the 16500 red line. Another reason why I love the 6's
Just something about hanging a gear out way up in the RPM that I love.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:45 AM   #23
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I was curious what made you all choose the R6 over the R1? Also, after you had your R6 for a while, do you wish you would have gotten the R1? or visa versa.

Just seeing what you all thought.
never even considered the r1. or any liter bike for that matter. what led me to the r6 was the price i was able to negotiate plus the fact that, at the time, nesba was giving track day credits for a yamaha purchase. if it was honda or kawi that had that same deal, that's what i'd be riding right now. i have zero brand loyalty; i go where the deal is.

it was a nice bonus that many people use the r6 for the track. that, combined with the fact that 5 model years are almost identical, means there should be no shortage of replacement parts when i fall off at said track...

liter bikes are a different animal. i see them run by me on the straights all the time and still manage to out-brake most of them into turn 1...


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Old 11-25-2012, 08:31 AM   #24
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

I've always wanted an R6 and how I have my current R6 was a complete accident, just driving by saw it, bought it pretty much.

I never considered an R1, it's too much bike for me and I'm happy with my R6. R1's are sexy as hell tho.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:38 AM   #25
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

Here's my reasons for getting an 2012 R6 this time (last 2 bikes were both R1's).

Didn't feel like spending an extra 3 grand this time.

2008-13 R6's are the best looking Japanese sportbikes ever built IMO.

They sound better IMO than the crossplane. This from a guy who can't stand the sound of a Ducati. Although I don't totally hate the sound of a crossplane or a V-twin, just not my preferance.

Slightly better range on a tank of gas (maybe), helps from getting stranded out in the sticks because the crossplane decided to drink gas faster from essentially the same size tank. At least I hear the crossplane gets worse MPG than previous R1's.

For riding twisty roads, 99% of the time I don't need 155'ish RWHP.

The R6 is not a pregnant pig on roller skates kind of how an R1 can at times feel on back roads to me. I'm a big guy and can throw a liter bike around pretty good but there are times on an R1 I feel like I'm trying to corner with a school bus.

The way I have to park it in my garage, I need to dead lift the ass end of the bike to park it and the R6 is lighter LOL.

Time will tell if I keep it long term. I seem to change bikes out every two years anyway. This one may be a keeper, unless I get tired of wringing it's neck to 10,000-15,000 RPM and doing tripple downshifts all the time, but that's actually another reason I like it and that 15,000 RPM sound.... YUMMY!
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:45 AM   #26
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

I didn't want to end up as a bloody mess on the side of the road.. That's why.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:45 AM   #27
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

I was coming from a KLR 650. I had several years of riding experience, but didn't feel the need to jump to a liter bike. I have always loved light weight bikes. My first bike was a CR 250. I love being able to blaze through the corners on the mountain passes here, so really never felt the need for a liter bike. Woke up one morning and decided I wanted an R6. Drove around till I found my 2nd gen. If I had to do it over again I would have gone with a third gen. Part of me wants a new bike, and another part of me wants to keep the R6. So the next bike will probably be in addition to the R6, and it will more than likely not be a liter bike. Looking at a Ducati 848 Evo Corse. The R6 is more than enough bike for me. It's fast, lighter than the R1, corners better, and is cheaper.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:11 AM   #28
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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




I love the crossplane sound so much.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:52 PM   #29
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

Because it's what I could afford at the time.

I have an 09 R1 and still have the 04 R6 with 30K+ miles on it.

Now that I have both, one is my track riding bike (the R6) and one is my street bike for twistys and getting to work and back in the warmer months (the R1). I have had the r1 on the track a few times, but always manage to have more fun with the r6 out there because it is an easier bike to control myself on I guess.
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

why the r6 over the r1? i don't have a tiny penis.

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