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post #11 of 78 (permalink) Old 11-10-2003, 04:06 AM
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Re: good news and bad news

ever thought od a twin or a 750????

these bikes are of interest to me as of late.

I love the 600 but a liter bike, inline or v, has me questioning myself

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post #12 of 78 (permalink) Old 11-10-2003, 05:20 AM
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I just don't want to get the R1 and then wish I had gotten the R6 later.

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i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that won't happen. call it a hunch...

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Ide look at the new GSXR750. If your not sure about a full 1K but are kinda wanting more out of a 600 the 04 750 may be the way to go.

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post #14 of 78 (permalink) Old 11-10-2003, 08:11 AM
 
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Do you ride mostly on the road? If so, an R1 is easier to ride simply because the power band is so strong and wide -- you won't be constantly working the gear box. It's way more than you could ever legally use though. Even a 600 is that.

But if you go to the track, the R6 is the bike to have. Especially if you wanna race. The R1 is prone to spin the rear wheel and from reviews anyway, doesn't turn as sharply or with as much confidence as the R6.

I'm a big guy but if I were a normal size guy, I would have gone for the R6 in a heart beat. I do most of my fast riding at the track these days. But, for me it was either an R1 or a GSXR750. The R1 presented itself and that's what I got. To be honest, I don't think the OEM suspension on the R1 is as good as the GSXR, not for my size anyway.
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Ide look at the new GSXR750. If your not sure about a full 1K but are kinda wanting more out of a 600 the 04 750 may be the way to go.



[/ QUOTE ] : Great advice, always worth a look/see. :
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Woah, that's great! It puts you in a position to get the '04 R1! :
If I'm remembering right, you're R6 was just a couple of months old, so you should still get some value from the insurance co.

Okay, this is just my opinion but if it's a choice between an '04 R6 and an '04 R1, no brainer...get the R1. The '04 is the perfect bike, IMO. :

Or, if you want, I'll sell you my '02 R1 so I can get a '04. Heck, I'd sell the MV to get an '04! (and you think I'm kidding?)

PS: If you don't want to wait, call around and find a dealer that can get you an '04 early. And a few months may be hard, but at least it doesn't snow in Florida!

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I'd sell the MV to get an '04! (and you think I'm kidding?)


[/ QUOTE ] $100!!! $100!!! Anyone want to try and top that!
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post #18 of 78 (permalink) Old 11-10-2003, 12:47 PM
 
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Get the R1, you'll have an orgasam everytime you ride it.

I just rode mine for the first tie in a month and coulden't believe how much I enjoy riding it
It's got the best sounding inline motor this side of an MV, the handling is unreal(even more so with the 04), plus it's so damn sexy.
You can't go wrong with it
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I just rode mine for the first tie in a month

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get the new r1

it's still my screensaver. it's tits! :
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