so im off to purchase my second bike (the first being a wise and rewarding choice in a 95 honda cb 750). i am in a toss up between two bikes that are completely different. the 05-06 yamaha r1 vs. 06 gixxer 750. money is not an issue, nor are looks (well not to much). the deciding factor is which is a better investment. do i want a 750 that wont have such a sharp learning curve, is light as a 600 plus more power, or do i want to jump to the end all in the r1 and not ever have to look over my shoulder. when i get the 750 will i feel ive outgrown it in 6 months and want a 1000 or will i be happy and content. granted i am (or i imagine will be) an aggressive and committed rider so there will be lots of miles and i hope to have my skill continually develope.
just asking from someone who knows, especially if you have a gixxer 750 and wants to share their later feelings their bike or a person who has bought a 1000 or more specifically an r1 early in their riding career. this is a big decision as i will put alot of money, time, work and love into the bike i buy.