You want 600cc flickability with liter bike power? There are two choices. The 929 or the new Gixxer. The R1 has the power, but falls just short of being flickable. I have ridden both the Gixxer and the 929, and there is not much to choose from between the two in handling. The 929 has it over the Gixxer in the power dept, though not by all that much at the top end (about 8 to 10 peak rwhp), but where at absolutely slaughters the Gixxer is in the low to mid range. The 929 has gobs more power than the Gixxer, lower in the power curve where you spend 90% of your time when riding on the street. Another more expensive option would be the 996SPS, but both the 929 and the Gixxer will beat it around a track, and for less than 1/3 the price.
[This message has been edited by Rossco929 (edited August 22, 2000).]