Damn, ever since my gixxer 750 got stolen I cannot come to a decision about the next bike. I will have about 8000.00 to play with through a loan. I loved the gixxer and had a chance to ride a r6 today, but not on the street so I only felt the power in 1st and 2cd gear. Being 280 and 6 foot I am most worried about having too small of a machine. Price wise I can find all of them for 8 g's but I want nothing older than an 02 with no more that 4000 miles. This will be mostly a commuter bike, about 50 miles a day. I guess I want some feedback from actuall real life people who have owned such machines maybe even close to the same physical stature. So what are your thoughts and experiences? At first I was set on trying a R1. Then i went back to a gixxer 750 because of less price and already knowing that I liked it. Then after talking to a R6 owner and basically finding out that the off the line power and midrange are similar to a litre - obvioulsy not top-end I am thing of gixxer 6 or and R6. But with that, it is the overall size thing, will these 6's be cramped or are they the same size in terms of peg placement. Hook me up guys - need to get back on the saddle, and need the best bike for my situation.