2001 R1 for $6500?
I was on my way to work this morning and drove by a gorgeous looking red R1. On the way home I stopped to take a look. It's a 2001 model and is in great shape cosmeticly, except a small scratch on the right side fairing, looks like a tip over, not as if it were dropped from speed.
I got the phone numbers, and am thinking abotu giving them a ring. At least for the area, 6500 seems like a great deal, most 01's are hovering around 8-8.5.
I got annoyed with the R6, I'm pretty sure it was a lemon, too many weird tranny issues. So that mistake's been gone for a while. Riding season is all but over, but I figure I might get a better deal now that demand isn't there. So first, what is the concensus on these bikes? Anything to be aware of with these bikes?
I figure I should be able to knock him down to $5500 if I pretend that the scratch is a big deal, but I think given the local market for liter bikes, I'll probably go for it even at 6500. I miss my R6 and i just want another sport bike. Well, I don't miss THAT R6, but I loved the bike other than the issues with the tranny. Also figure the extra power at lower revs would be nicer for cruising around anyway.
So guys, whatcha think of these bikes?