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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 #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 10-11-2002, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Post Do you have an R6 or R1?

Hi all, just want to get an idea of all the R6 owners and R1 owners. And why your ride is better than the others.

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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 10-13-2002, 06:20 AM
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I ride the R6.

I found that this bike had the looks and handling that I desired. The bike is light weight and agile. It rides like it is on a rail.

This bike keeps up with my abilities and lets me know there is more out there. I have yet to find this bikes turning limits. I have tried and tried again; the tailpipe keeps draggin'

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sheesh i feel like a minority
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Hi There!

I have an R1 and a R6 race bike...I love them both! The R6 is a little lighter than the R1 which makes it easier for me to handle on the track especially in the corners.

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sheesh i feel like a minority
i know the feeling....

if i were bike shopping today, i'd buy an r6. when i bought my gsxr, r1 availability and difficult passenger seating made me non-r1 compliant. but as i've gotten faster, i've realized that an r6 would probably be about the limit of what i'd want in a streetbike.

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I have an R1, I am 5'9" tall and weigh about 230ish lbs. I am used to V-Twins, and love the low end grunt of my R1, and kinda need the extra upper end power to move my big arse around....I would buy my R1 all over again....I love that bike.....

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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.

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2000 R6 jetted with Micron slip-on. I've never regretted buying this bike. Although it's big brother has more top end the R6 is amazing on the twisty roads. In the 2 years & 18,000 miles I've had this bike I can count on one hand the number of times I ran it to it's top speed. My favorite roads just aren't the kind where you can hit 6th gear top speed on. Mostly 2nd, 3rd & 4th gear riding.

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I bought a 2002 R6 last nov. I put about 600 street miles on it, took it in for the 600mi inspection.

I then put on Air-tech racing bodywork, SSlines front, Scotts damper, Traxxion Dynamics forks mods, Penske shock, rearsets 520 chain conversion, 51 tooth rear sprocket, STOCK motor and muffler.

It now has about 1,800 mi and has not been on the street since.The rest is track days or CCS races. The bike has never missed a beat.

I will race it next season and then get a 04 R6.

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