Just wanted to say whats up, I have loved the Yamaha bikes all my life, my buddy just sold his 01 Ducati 900SS for his 04 Red R1 and I said I have had enough and and am buying a 00-02 R6 (blue and white). If there is anything I should look out for or be carefull of please let me know . I am signing up for two bike saftey and riding classes since I have never ridden before. I was going to go with a smaller bike but everyone I know that rides told me I am mature enough to handle a R6 as a first bike. The dealer asked me if I wanted a 04 R1 and I just laughed at them . I could get a 04 R6 for 8k with warr. but I could also get a 01 with 2k miles for $4,500. Everyone I asked said that since I am still in college that I should just save the money and go with a 00-02 that has been well taken care of. Your thoughts?