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View Poll Results: switch from 600cc to a liter bike
traded down to a smaller bike and loved it 1 7.14%
traded up to a liter and loved it 11 78.57%
traded up to a liter bike and hated it 0 0%
traded down to a smaller bike and hated it 0 0%
got one of each because I couldn't choose 2 14.29%
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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-08-2004, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Switch from 600cc to a liter bike?

I'm thinking of getting an R1 and wondered if others who have had a 600cc bike and switched to a liter bike regretted it? Or if they had a liter bike and switched to a 600cc what did you think? I'm just a regular rider and use my bike for daily riding and canyon carving with longer rides (600+ miles) every other month or so for my job. My wife rides with me frequently on shorter trips and scooting around town to the show and stuff. That is one reason I've thought about geting a bigger bike in order to handle our combined weight easier. Top speed isn't a big deal for me, I added a larger rear sprocket on my R6 to increase the usable power and I think that a liter bike will meet that need better.

So what is your opinions on this

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Long rides, commuting, passengers, you may benefit by going up. The R1 doesn't look to passenger friendly though.


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Bigger is always better unless you're talking about a girl.

There's more 'on tap' with the litre bikes, but it's rider preference, IMHO.

If you've got the R6 and the comfort's OK, then the R1 will be about the same, just with a much bigger kick in the ass when you want it.

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ooo, yeah. Steve, i'm in the same boat. looking to go from R6 ro R1. don't know if i'll love / hate it compared to the (brilliant) R6.

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I want an R1 so bad now! but i dont want to die! I have heard you can power up wheelies in 3rd gear if you want! I am not a stunter but some of the guys i ride with are, and when they said that i was shocked! Its not possible to even get the wheel close to being in the air in any other gear except for first without using the clutch on a stock r6
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This Sunday I'm taking the R1 for a test ride and if it's as good as advertised I'll buy it. The guy selling it said I wouldn't ride my R6 anymore after riding an R1. I can't imagine letting my R6 just sit in the garage getting dusty but we will see.

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I must say that I am very happy with the R6. I have no problems staying with the "big (liter) boys".


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Well, I just found out that back in May '04 when I financed the new R6 (that just got stolen) i was actully pre-approved for $35,000! SO....I think i'm just gonna get a new R6, and a new R1. and maybe a Ducati, you know, just to have one.

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Thats awesome! lol... So i also finaced my bike and i have full coverage on it. If it gets stolen wont i be just shit out of luck and not get another bike? cause they will pay off my loan not get me another bike right?
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Thats awesome! lol... So i also finaced my bike and i have full coverage on it. If it gets stolen wont i be just shit out of luck and not get another bike? cause they will pay off my loan not get me another bike right?
Be aware about the gap between blue book and what you owe. There is a thing called gap insurance which will cover any difference.

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