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View Poll Results: Do you own an R1 or R6???
R1 82 33.33%
R6 84 34.15%
Would like to own '03 R1 26 10.57%
Would like to own '03 R6 54 21.95%
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post #11 of 57 (permalink) Old 12-08-2002, 08:29 PM
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I ride an 00 R6 and I love the bike. However, I wish it had more power. The R6 was a very good bike as it came stock but there are so many aftermarket parts for it that it is very hard NOT to buy stuff for your toy.

The R6 was faster on the track than my R1 so I decided to make that my main Sunday ride of choice.
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post #12 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 10:32 AM
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I have an 01 R6 with Micron exahaust and all the cosmetic goodies. I LOVE my bike, but I see the Black 03 R1 in my garage next winter. My R6 is an awesome twisty scratcher the only thing I would do to it if I were to keep it would be put on a damper and do the 520 conversion with a 3 tooth up rear and one tooth down front. I never saw top speed enough to keep the stock gearing. Granted I would miss being able to go (indicated) 172. VYPIR, do you still have the stock pipe on your bike? I can't even imagine touching my pipe down I've ground the peg down more than a couple times and it feels like I'm at almost 90 degrees of lean. And that doesn't even seem like it would be close to my pipe. Anyway, being as I'm getting back into dirtbikes I don't need the streetbike to give me my adrenaline buzz anymore so I now think the R1 would suit me better. Less work to go fast and much easier to wheelie. Plus that black is BADASS!!!!!!!
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post #13 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-24-2003, 02:06 AM
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The good ol' yzf600r is left out of this poll, but that's my ride. And I would like to own the new R1.
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post #14 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-24-2003, 05:39 AM
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just bought a 2003 R6 yesterday. Great so far.
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post #15 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-25-2003, 09:00 AM
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Ride just a lowly old school R1... I don't think it's superior in anyway to anything else out there... But I have made sure it stays competitive.
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post #16 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-25-2003, 02:41 PM
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I just looked at a R-6, and that's all the power I'll probably ever want to tool around on the twisty mountain roads. Hopefully, by Friday I'll take home the black 2003 thats in the showroom.
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post #17 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-26-2003, 12:34 AM
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Noone around here has the new black scheme Yamaha's yet. I've decided to keep mine but I'll be in the market for the black R1 next year.
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post #18 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-26-2003, 10:42 PM
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I got credit! I'll have the new black scheme with the red flames this week. I'll be broke for the next 6 months as I try to pay it off before the 6 month 0% interest goes away, but it will be worth it!
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post #19 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-27-2003, 04:02 PM
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If everything goes as planned I'll have my new R1 this Friday.
I've got the YZF 600R right now. So, I really didn't want another
600. Plus I live in South Central Florida and the roads for the
most part are straight as an arrow. The R1 makes a much better
highway bike. It may not be as nimble as the R6 in the turns and
we do have a few good curves down here, but it will still eat
them up as the R6 would.
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post #20 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-26-2003, 10:18 AM
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Originally posted by chris_y2k_r1
I had an R6, have an R1 now. If I had my choice it would 2003 R6 track bike and I'd keep the R1 as a street machine.
I agree in that I would have a 600 for the track. I love my R1 but have to admit that a Honda F4i that I have access to is easier to throw around the curves.
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