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Question, why would anyone want to buy a Yamaha YZF-R1? Besides track? Being street legal, etc...why would someone need that much power? Anyone got any advice on that? Please pass it on!

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Its a sweet ass ride...

Ive rode my friends o4 r1 many times... and it is the shit!

If youve ever ridden one, you would know why people have em. I would love one someday, when I can afford that and my six~
 

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Disciple said:
Question, why would anyone want to buy a Yamaha YZF-R1? Besides track? Being street legal, etc...why would someone need that much power?
because its not as embarrassing as buying viagra over the counter..... LOL!!!..... :hammer :hammer :hammer

i just had to go there. for me why not, the power is addicting. the rush you get when that thing just pulls when you twist that throttle. i still want one. i say sometime next year i should have 1 sitting in my garage.
 

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I rode a friends '04 R1, and I have to admit... I really liked it. I forgot how nice having the added torque and lower RPM horsepower is when you are riding around town.

Doubt I'd want to run one on the track, but who knows. Maybe I will get sick of my tires lasting me two races, and go to a liter-bike where my tires won't even make it through ONE weekend.
 

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i was told by the R1 guy's here (we have a few race tracks up here ) that race ,that they can't out perform the r6's on the track because of there handling advantage!!!! ....


any 600 will out do a 1 liter bike ON the track,...

,.....but give them a long straightaway and it's all over...... eeeeeEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHOOOOOOoooooooo,.<-- (make engine noise of bike flying by)
 

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,.....but give them a long straightaway and it's all over...... eeeeeEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHOOOOOOoooooooo,.<-- (make engine noise of bike flying by)
Damn that is funny shit. Even had to make the noise out loud.
 

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Are you serious or are you trying to be funny. Why do you need anything in life--because you want it. Does anyone need the power in a 600? What point are you trying to make with your question?
 

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yea, i will never be able to get the most out of my 6......

i would buy an R1 for looks only, to show off
My 6 already gets me in trouble- i cant imagine and dont want to imagine if some of the mistakes i had made on my 6 were on an R1- i think i'd be dead :poke
 

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Oh...........Easy Brian! 6' 4" 205# and i'm one of the guys that seriously doubts i'll ever own an R1.

Granted, i have all the bolt-on mods that can be bought for the fuely R6, i'm still looking for a touch more, but i certainly don't want the added torque of an R1 for a TWISTY bike!

I would LOVE to have a 750cc 4 cylinder, but would kill for a 800cc tripple (will never happen). Side note......I will never own a suzuki. I'd buy a 750 yammy or honda. Just something with me and suzuzki and kaw's.

I guess from now on, i'll just have to keep spending 3k for aftermarket goodies when i get my new R6's.
 

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Many good points... I think it does have a lot to do with people just want to have the biggest bike so that's what they get.

I'm 6'2" ~200# and the 6 has plenty for me!
 

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I would like to have an R1 for the power, and the R6 for the twisties, where i live i have a little of both. R1 is a sweet ride, but the power....i wouldn't need more then half of it. I don't think i would want to take it 160mph if i tried...on my VT500 Honda Ascot all i could go on it was 120mph, which at that speed its pretty cool....but yea....just thinking between an R1 an a R6. I guess i would have to go with the R6.

I got a little story to tell yall, someone living up here was going to get pulled over by a state trooper cause he was going so fast, not sure what bike it was but it was one of the 600s. So he takes off, and leads the state trooper all around town, through the backroads, normal speeds of 130mph, trying to get away from him. Took him through a 16min trip, and he eventually gave up...by the time he got his helmet off, and put the kick stand down, the state trooper was out of the car and already done threw him on the ground, and asked him why he (state trooper) shouldn't shoot him. Having a gun to his head....

I guess i need an R1 huh? Lately the local cops have gotten bad around here, stoping everyone, about anything, following 2 closely, speeding, just anything you can think of, you'll have a good chance of getting stopped. New Chief of Police in town, think he will clear everything up by firing some of the cops and putting new ones in place etc. (I hope all the speeding tickets, and crap) doesn't last long...
 

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I guess it has a lot to do with your riding style. Like most big guys, I'm not that great in the corners (Aaron Yates, disregard). I ride V-twins and that torque is awesome for hammering out of the corners.
 

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i was told by the R1 guy's here (we have a few race tracks up here ) that race ,that they can't out perform the r6's on the track because of there handling advantage!!!! ....


any 600 will out do a 1 liter bike ON the track,...

,.....but give them a long straightaway and it's all over...... eeeeeEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHOOOOOOoooooooo,.<-- (make engine noise of bike flying by)
Dead on dude.... Just watched some onboard footage of a nut from the R1 forum doin trackdays... Take your average track, look at the start finish line... It's never gonna let you do 180 mph the bike can do. Plain and simple. How many times do they redline their 1 liter machines during a minute- minute and a half lap? Maybe 3 times on the straight away ...

That said, a majority of the time you're spending at different RPMs in the slower corners (race tracks are designed for safety)

Thus, unless you're racing in the Isle of Man TT, a 1 liter is not going to help you much on the average track (that's designed for safety)
 

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yea...even though i would want the power of an R1, i'm sticking with an R6...another question....what's the weight differences? not much?

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My ex-coworker used her 03 R1 to commute to church, work, and pack their child around town. Then they got rid of it, and got an 04 R1 for the same purposes. She and her hubby like the "status" that they ride an R1. Poor bike, it won't even see pass 5k rpm. What a waste!!!

During my previous track day in Pahrump, Jason DiSalvo was there hauling ass on his track day R1. After a closed session where Jason and another pro AMA rider were the only ones on the track doing track times, I overheard someone saying "Jason does quicker times on the R6." I can see why because there's only two straights that you can open it up.
 

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wieght diff? not much? thats puting it gently. i can't tell you the power to weight ratio (surely someone else around here can) but the R1 is about 380 dry and the 6 weighs in at almost 360 dry. i dunno bout you but where i come from that aint much. i.e. thats a HELL of a lot of power for such a light bike!

why would i want an R1? sexy as hell. who doesn't wanna look good on their ride? oh and also cuz i can't come close to keeping up with my buddies in the straights. :cuss will i get one? meh. maybe, maybe not. i'm starting to do pretty well in the twisties and a forum full of riders can't be wrong about the six bein the bike to have for that
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That's weird, i don't know how that's possible just 20 more pounds...if its just 20 more pounds, the R6 should be so much lighter?

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