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Just curious...anyone on here ever stepped up to a litre bike, not liked it, and then gone back to 600's? If so, what was the issue you had with the litre bike and why do you like 600's better?

I'm asking becuase my 2004 R6 got stolen a few weeks back. I'm considering an R1, but dunno if i wanna give up handling for more UMPF! i've heard numerous people say "once you go to a 1000, you wont look back" and other say that the handling of 600's has a better 'fun factor' than the litre-UMPF!

curious to hear about the experiences of people on this fourm.

thanks in advance,
-chr|s sedition
 

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The only guy that has been able to keep up with me through the twisties on my '04 R6 is another guy with an '04 R6, although there is one guy with an '03 R1 who stays with us.

If you like to OPEN it theres no question, R1. We were on the highway coming back from Tulsa, and we go to pass a car on 51. Go to third and nail it. Shift to fourth about 12k in fourth gear, my buddy on the R1 leaves me like I'm standing still. And I got started first and was probably 50 feet ahead of him.

Now its off to the Thanksgiving, to hang with the Old Lady's parents, wish me luck
 

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i had a 03 r6 for a year and went to a 04r1 i loved it but it would be a hard decision on what bike to go with again, the six is more of a lighter playful bike and the r1 is no joke. it all depends on the riding you do, i myself have a tough decision deciding what bike to go for also, i like the six because its light and the bitch can wheelie forever, the r1 i havent had a chance to play with, but i loved all 10 days i had it, i think i would probally go back to a r1 and practice on that
 

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i would say that unless you're a track rider there's no point in getting a liter bike unless you love going fast on the straights. any modern 600 is still extremely fast in a straight line, but not as fast. on the street, you will never put down all the power of a 600, let alone a liter bike. but in any event i briefly read somewhere that the new r6's were running with the r1's on the track.

personally, if I were to step up to a liter, i'd only do it for the track. straightline speed on the street is begging for a speeding ticket
 

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krom said:
NoLegs said:
z31maniac said:
...Shift to fourth about 12k in fourth gear...
you shifted before your bike even made peak power. you would be an easy win.
No, see, he didn't shift. Cuz he went from fourth to fourth. He would destroy you.... :twisted:
Damn I need ot pay attention I meant fourth to fifth, and I meant it dropped down to 12k in fifth that is when I looked down when he flew by. I have got the shift light set at 13,200.
 
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