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Old 11-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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What made you choose R6 over R1?

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.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

Before I knew anything about bikes I thought I wanted an R1. Once I got into riding and started doing track days I realized the the R6 is more suited for my style of riding. I have no desire to own a liter bike now.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

Here are the pro's in my opinion
-cheaper insurance
-better gas millage
-more nimble
-more than enough power than I will ever need on the street.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

R6 looked cooler. That, and an R1 was more bike than I needed / wanted to pay for.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:58 PM   #5
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

-First bike, dumb enough to start on a 600, not dumb enough to start on a liter bike, no thank you.
-Heavier (i'm a small guy)
-what Charlie Sheen said.

I gotta admit though, I love the way the R1 headlights look. Would love to put that on an R6 if it was feasible.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

I couldn't

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

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Before I knew anything about bikes I thought I wanted an R1. Once I got into riding and started doing track days I realized the the R6 is more suited for my style of riding. I have no desire to own a liter bike now.
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Here are the pro's in my opinion
-cheaper insurance
-better gas millage
-more nimble
-more than enough power than I will ever need on the street.
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.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:05 PM   #8
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Here are the pro's in my opinion
-cheaper insurance
-better gas millage
-more nimble
-more than enough power than I will ever need on the street.
This.

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Re: What made you choose R6 over R1?

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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.
The majority of the people who say that to you either don't ride, haven't ridden a 600, or are dense. Just saying.
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