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Old 11-26-2012, 11:47 AM   #41
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99.9% of people that say they have "outgrown" a 600 are morons.
haha seriously. Unless their last name is Rossi or Stoner someone who claims they "outgrew" their 600cc supersport is most definitely talking out of their ass. There are plenty of valid reasons to get an R1 but worrying about outgrowing your R6 isn't one of them.

For me cost of ownership, weight, and more power than I could ever use on the road was more than enough. Not to mention the fact that I didn't want to get myself killed
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:28 AM   #42
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^ great points... ^.^

my reasons would solely be for looks, sound, and just vanity I guess... lol

I never cease to love the way the R6 feels and sounds every weekend I ride her... I don't think I will ever outgrow her.

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Old 11-27-2012, 03:51 AM   #43
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Looks, cheaper and more than enough power for me but if i have money il have both.


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Old 11-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #44
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

I have both....that was easy.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #45
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

Tires. I see all my friends with Liter bikes eating up rear tires in half the time my 600 does. And if you wanna ride a liter bike like you wanna ride the R6, DOT's are a must IMO. I can't have lack of grip with that power. It's REAL sick coming out of turns, running to the apron (I mean white line) and realizing your over 120 on your exit!

I would have been doing wheelies non stop, all day every day also. I am a wheelie fiend. It's my favorite to have the front up in the air on anything motorized. So the liter bike keeps me on two unless I really NEED to be up on one.

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one of my reasons i want one

only 1k i have ridden was a cbr and the torque was amazing, it was an epic fun street ride that day.


I wish the back end of that bike was better. The swingarm angle sucks and the shock is pitiful on it. Other than that, no beef with it other than it's not THAT fast until you get passed 120+

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i live in the sticks with the twisty roads right outside the front door. my driveways about 75 yrds long and is s curved lined with pine tree's, its just the right bike to have here. the vette likes living here as well. power 2 weight. the r1 is a fat girl with a good singing voice. id have the bmw if i was gonna go to the dark side. the 6 looks better too me front too back. the insur isnt that tough because im a old guy that lives in the sticks. im sure the r1 is higher even for old guys.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #46
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:05 PM   #47
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I would have been doing wheelies non stop, all day every day also. I am a wheelie fiend. It's my favorite to have the front up in the air on anything motorized. So the liter bike keeps me on two unless I really NEED to be up on one.


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Old 11-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #48
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

I have both.....like the R1s power but it is too much for me.....the R6 is abit more fun....would not get rid of either....however I ride my WR250X way more than the R1 or R6
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:52 PM   #49
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The majority of the people who say that to you either don't ride, haven't ridden a 600, or are dense. Just saying.
I was one of those guys...sadly, I personally thought if I was going to buy a bike to "go big or go home" and get a R1/1000cc bike period. Made the wrong choice though and started on my R6 (starting on 600 frowned upon I know), but haven't had any trouble, kept the mindset to take it slow and not be stupid on it until I felt comfortable, as a result haven't layed it down and just took learning slow, lucky I know...

But on the subject, nobody needs an R1 for street use, R6 has plenty of power and quickness, only thing it doesn't have on an R1 is top end, not really essential in my opinion unless you're a real speed freak
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:37 PM   #50
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The only reason I'd get an r1 is for that bitching crossplane sound lol
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