You can make the argument that the majority of todays street riders will never use an R1, 1000RR,Busa, Gixxer1000, etc, to their full-potential..so why buy them...just a waste of insurance premiums, payments can be high, routine maintenance, the potential to get in over your head etc....and yeah that may all be well and good...but riding bikes is about getting what you want, AND what you can comfortably handle. To many people, as stated earlier, have absolutely no business pickin up liter bike..but they do it because their friends have one, or they want to be the first in their group to have one of these beasts. Sportbikes are motorcycles just like any other type of ride, they are made to be enjoyed and loved by their owners..but, sportbikes are also made for all out, balls to the wall speed and performance; which appeals to all of us, otherwise we wouldnt have forums dedicated to them, websites, motorcycle clubs and organizations created to support them.
My thinking is, if you are comfortable & confident that you can handle a bigger bike, and it makes you happy, then go for it...you only live once ( and try to make it last as long as you can
)..but your content, and get that "just right" feeling on the R6..by all means, go for it.
Just my 2 cents. :hi: