Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cbus, OH, and about 100,000 posts behind the post whore
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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