Experienced rider, 1st sportbike, GSXR vs. R1
This is my first post on the forum. A little background on me: I'm 29, I've been riding off and on since I was 15, attended a mc safety/riding course when I was 16.
I rode a 750 Virago for a couple years, an old 1000cc HD Sportster for a few years, and been on an old/heavy Kawa KZ1000, and a couple other bikes.
I've never been on a real sport bike, but I'm thinking about getting one. I love the feeling of hard acceleration.
I have a friend with a Yamaha R6 out in cali (too far for a test ride) who has been trying to talk me into an R6 or a GSXR 750.
I've also been looking a little bit at the VMAX. I was really impressed with the quality and reliability of the Virago I had.
I would only have about $4000 to spend so I'm going to have to get something used.
Is there a comparison anywhere on the relative characteristics of the different sport bikes in terms of riding position, power band, how (un)forgiving the suspension/handling is, etc.?
Last edited by jmartinson; 07-16-2005 at 10:12 AM.