If I remeber correctly the R6 only trailed the gsx-r1000 by 2/10's of a sec or something like on the track they tested them.
They basically had a toss-up as whether to choose the R6 or the Gixxer as bike of the year. Eventually they picked the Gixxer mainly because of it's huge power.
Wait, did they test the '04 R1? Man, I wander what that thing will do? Man, it's amazing... I own one of the best sport bikes on the planet and I'm only 18. How do I take advantage, how will I learn the full potential... one may never know?
in my eyes the r6 is the baddest. i seen the r6 for the first time at my buddies house and fell in love with it, ever sence then i got one and 5785 miles later im still in love, but i really like that new 04 r1 i want to ride that!