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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 #41 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-21-2004, 08:43 AM
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I rode my buds R1 for a while, its got a full exhaust, and different sprockets. It seams like an awesome trackbike as its light, very agile, and has a nice powerband. Plus I really liked its looks when it had the stock blue paint.

Down side in my opinion... Going through curves left to right and sometimes raising the front tire a bit, caused tank slap. (perhaps a defect in this bike???) The other problem for me, would be having to drive it anywhere on the street for more than 20-30 minutes. Its stance was far more aggresive than I'm accustomed too.

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post #42 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 09:16 AM
 
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I don't have either... But I ride my girlfriend's R6 from time to time...
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post #43 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 05:02 PM
 
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I don't have either... But I ride my girlfriend's R6 from time to time...

Do you have to say pretty please????????????
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post #44 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-13-2004, 02:30 PM
 
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Do you have to say pretty please????????????

Not at all...
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post #45 of 57 (permalink) Old 07-18-2004, 08:06 AM
 
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I have both muahahahahahaha
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post #46 of 57 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 07:50 PM
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time revive an old thread...

i've seen numerous people on this board (and others) say the R6 is a better track bike, and the R1 is a better street bike. can someone please explain this to me? I hav a 2004 R6 and i can't imagine a better street bike (well, maybe a throttle that wasn't quite as twitchy). how could a bike less nimble (R1) be better on street? i'd figured nimble handling would have the biggest pay off when your trying to deal with crazy cage drivers.

and please, please, please don't tell me the R1 is a better street bikes becuase it's better for wheelies.

thanks in advance!
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post #47 of 57 (permalink) Old 08-25-2004, 11:28 AM
 
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English mag Performance Bikes compared ZX10, GSXR600, Buell, an older Yamaha 400, and one other bike which I can't remember and found very little difference (1.6 sec if I remember right) between them in the time it took to get from point A to point B in three different corners that they tested. The Buell was actually the fastest with the ZX10 second and the GSXR 600 third. They offered several reasons for this but the bottom line was that the bigger bikes finished the distance quicker. My point is that the feeling that 600s are faster in the curves may not be true. Even my 02 R1 felt better to me in a curve than an 01 CBR F4i that I was trying to decide to keep, although the 600 was lighter. I felt the R1 was very flickable although a little harder to get straight up again after the lean, but the extra power made up for it. If I was going to ride track a lot, I'd get a 600 IF there were no long straights at the track. For the street with long sweeping curves in the country with long straights in-between, I've got to go with a litre bike. Just my .02. I think I'll go check out the lap times at USSuperbike.com and compare supersport with superstock and see if there is much difference.
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post #48 of 57 (permalink) Old 08-25-2004, 11:36 AM
 
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Laguna Seca AMA (I didn't look at Mid-Ohio because that track sucks): Fastest laps:

Supersport (Tommy Hayden) 1:27:773 (600s)
Superstock (forgot name) 1:28:518 (1000s)

What does it mean? Go out and have fun on whatever you ride.

BTW, if you don't think the R1 is nimble, you need to try it sometime.
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post #49 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 07:34 PM
 
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recently added a '03 r1

lots of fun but still love my 6
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post #50 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 09:19 PM
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had an 04 R6...now own a 03 R1

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