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In a little over 2 years I enjoyed a lot out of my zx6r, did several track days, rode to every mountain in Wa adding up to about 28k miles. It was a great bike, gave me a lot of confidence with it's power, engine braking, tc, and abs. The only thing I didn't like was the soft suspension and how rolling off the throttle would make the bike dive forward.

So my impressions of the r1 is that yes it has more power. Better tc, and abs, which I can use while the bike is leaned over. The suspension is firm. Smooth throttle. Size wise it's very similar to the zx6r and turns as well if not better. 1st gear is so good that I stay in that gear most of the time, probably never higher than 2nd. This forum has been great. If anyone is thinking about a r1 they should do iit.
 

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Oh snap! We're gona need to see some vids.....



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I can't imagine being in mostly first gear on the street being much fun. Even soo.... :yumyum:
 

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I'm very impressed with the styling of the new R1! Absolutely gorgeous! Hopefully it performs as good as it looks
 

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how much did u get for your trade in
 

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R10 tires come standard, of course they are dumbed down R10's but still..... very sport oriented profile so yes- tip in and cornering should be awesome..
I go pick one up tomorrow for a customer and do the break in............

I still would never give up my ZZR or any Kawi for an R1 but.........(I would have bought the ZX10.... but I am Kawi through and through so....)
 

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Sweet. Good luck and give is a review once you get some miles Not sure it that is a lean over abs like Ktm and pani now have so double check. Awesome bike!
 

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Congrats on the R1, it is a true rival to the Euro literbikes now and may be the best performing street bike ever made. It is, however, God awful ugly IMO. I just hate the front end so much...
 

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Congrats :2fingerlol:

I can't say that I'm a really big fan of any of the design trend of supersport bikes in the past few years though (of yamaha, kawi, honda, and suzuki).
 

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Congrats :2fingerlol:

I can't say that I'm a really big fan of any of the design trend of supersport bikes in the past few years though (of yamaha, kawi, honda, and suzuki).
THIS x 1000! Seems like sport bikes reached their styling zenith around 10 years ago (although the Panigale is flat out gorgeous)...
 
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