Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Torrance,CA. USA 90504
Why would this be a joke..?
The R1 has a bit more power than the 750 gix. Also the R1, imho feels a bit small, by that I mean the front fairing/windscreen seems to small to me...
Both bikes handle well, the older R1's had a twitchy feeling, i.e. they needed a good steering damper to keep the head shake under control..the newer R1's are suppose to be lots better in that regard.
I'd say ride both if possible, or at least sit on them, bring a buddy so he can hold the bike upright for ya.
Both are good bikes, be hard to go wrong with either.
Old, Slow, but ...Smooth