Originally posted by nick_nolastname
My point is that bigger bikes have more power, and buying one bike instead of two will save money. If I was going to buy one or the other I'd get the liter bike.
Hey nick, I would love to have the R1 but I went to Yama, and I really couldn't tell a "HUGE" difference in between the R1 and R6. The R6 is lighter, and is easier to handle. For most purposes the R6, is a better choice for the street and canyon rides. The only reason one would want to get the R1 is for "bragging rights" at the drag strip, then there is the Suzuki that will smoke both. I really don't see what the big commotion is on "power" when the R6 is "smoked" by the R1 by miliseconds!!!! Wow, can you say R6 up on your rear R1 seat!
That's not even a full blink of a eye.
It really kind of irrates the hell out of me, when people "hint" the R6 is a begginer, slower bike, and the R1 are for the fast, more "experience" riders. This is hog wash. Actually I ride with the big liter bikes, and it is the rider that make the difference Get the R6, ride it and enjoy it, if you still want a R1 then buy all means, get one. I betcha', you'll get on the R6, and fall in love, and keep it! I read somewhere, were someone mention the R6 loses its retail value more than the R1. Wake up boys, the R6 and R1 depreciate at the same time, at the same rate. The R1 only seems to mantains is value is because it cost more to begin with!