I just went for a ride with a friend who owns an R1. We swapped for 1/2 hr. It was my first big bore bike experience.
1st gear wheelies with only a slight twist - no effort.
2nd gear same thing.
This bike was powerful.
On another note. Do you guys think a '92 Jeep YJ with 225kms ($6500 approx value) is worth trading for a '00 R6 track bike? Bike has good race tires, Ohlins steering damper, K&N air filter, kirker race pipe, nice race plastics, and some other minor upgrades.
I am really interested in racing, but I just bought an '02 R6 this year. It would be very difficult to manage both costs.