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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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R6 Vs. R1

As many of you may not know, I am looking to purchase a new to me bike. I am not exclusively looking for Yamaha but lately I've spotted some good deals both R1s and R6s. They are all in the same year range 99-03 and condition and same prices.

I was originally looking for 600cc but I would not mind (or go crazy) on the R1. My question is - is the R1 more reliable than the R6? I've heard that the litre bikes are built like tanks - any truth to that? Also, what are the key advantages of one over the other? I believe the R6 got FI starting 03 - is this correct? What about the R1? ... Thanks in advance for the responses
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reliability wise I haven't heard of any difference between the 600s and liters.

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both bikes of equal reliability, just cause its smaller cc doesnt mean its less reliable, but the smaller engines have to work harder for the same performance level, even then they come up short because of the smaller displacement. on the streets its prolly not enough to even notice, but when they are on the track more then the road it could come into play,

an 03 r6 might have 105bwhp, with an R1 same year having 50+ more hp, and alot higher insurance premium, use more gas, eat tires faster etc.

I went from a 600 to a liter and while its fun to have a **** ton of torque, i dont think you will regret getting a 600.

all of that response was without taking your riding experiance into consideration, only you can say whether or not you are ready for either



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Thanks, I guess if they are on the same level re: reliability I might go with the R6. I know I'm not going to use the litre to its full capability - whatever is cheaper to own and maintain wins for now - I'm going to keep looking but would like to buy a bike this weekend
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An R1 is going to have a lot more balls than a 1000cc v-twin.
Why not go with the GSXR 750 (best of both worlds), light, cheaper insurance, more torque than 600 and theres a ton of parts for cheap for them. I would have to say the 1000 will last longer because your not working it as hard on the street and constantly much lower rpms. Should not go thru tires anyfaster if your riding legally anyways so....


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An R1 is going to have a lot more balls than a 1000cc v-twin.

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nothing against Suzuki - I dont like the GSXR for some reason. Maybe I will change my mind if the right deal comes along but for now

As far as balls - I think any 600 will have all the grunt I would need for now - it's just that I'm seeing r6s and r1s for the same price and I am scratching my head. I'm going to call my insurance company and get quotes on both ... I'm also looking at some CBRs (first choice) and the SV...

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Lol, I didn't mean that in a degrading way. If your worried about reliability you probally shouldn't, you can easily get 30k miles out of a 600 if you don't ride it like a track bike. And if you dont think the 600 has quite enough snap then do the -1/+2 and will radically change the bikes "grunt"


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get the litre bike
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get the litre bike
i have to agree, much more satisfying ride in this area, assuming you can respect it
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 06:47 AM
 
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u don't need an r1, i don't care if they are the same price even.
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