Not exactly... I have spent time on both, and the R1 to me is much more rideable, and controllable. You definitely DO feel the difference in power, the Gixxer is much more abrupt (I call it just plain dumb power really...) I think I could ride the R1 day in day out. Not the Gixxer. To each their own, but there's a point at which it's actually hard to get the power down to the road, and for the kind of riding I like, the Gix just has too much abrupt power on hand.
Just wait until '06 when the government steps in. They are going to have to or else insurance companies are going to stop carrying sportbikes.
I've owned 8 bikes...929, RC51, R6, 916, R1....they are all great, but nothing beats a 600. All usable power & thats all you need...for stunts get a liter bike.
JIF is the best IMHO. Now skippy chunky is nice from time to time.
I personally don't see the need for anything bigger. The 6R has more power than I'll ever use in my lifetime. It just doesn't make much sense to step up. It's also absolutely ridiculous to get a liter bike as your first bike. These people really need a wake up call. I know it's nice to have a bigger bike, I'm guilty of it too wanting the new Aprilia Mille, but there really is no real need for it.
Oh, and by the way, gotta have the chunky peanut butter. I personally love the Jif, but as said, skippy is good from time to time. I like to toast the bread a bit first too.
both are great bikes, it just depends on your preference.. if i wanted the bike just for the track id get a gixxer and tweak it a bit.. for road riding id take the R1 coz of its nice twitch and sure feel and its more comfortable compared to the gixxer imo... the only thing the R1 lacked til this year was ram air.. other than that their both great bikes =)
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