Well, today I got a chance to ride an '02 R1 for about a half hour. All I can say is "I want one, I need one, I have to have one!" My top speed: 220km/h, I even managed a wheelie, with just a slight twist of the wrist. The power is so smooth and steady, I felt comfortable giving it a lot of throttle without worrying about it bucking me off ('cept for a bit too much, to quick from a slow pace). After my first little blitz I had the biggest smile on my face, it was starting to split my helmet. And a lot of too!
Anyone wanna buy my bike for $15,000?
I know what my next bike is gonna be.
Thanks to Prettyboy (Ian) for letting me ride his R1!!
Man switching back to my bike after that was like getting on a bicycle!!