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Old 2nd January 2019, 05:50 PM
FJRLEE FJRLEE is offline
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Default Re: How uncomfortable is the R1?

MT10 is a fun bike to ride and has soft luggage and other touring bits available. However it's range is limited by the small tank and frequent fill ups are the order of the day.
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Old 2nd January 2019, 05:58 PM
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Thanks, gents. I kinda got the picture. My mistake was not saying clearly enough that the touring would be dobe on the fjr and the r1 is in the spotlight as a stepping stone and a fun thing to enjoy inbetween. I would still go across Ireland on her, so i am interested in having it as a slight improvement in ergonomics compared to the sv. Initial plan was a v-strome or versys 1000, but the fun factor steered me towards r1
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Old 2nd January 2019, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: How uncomfortable is the R1?

The r1 is loads of fun
I went from a zx6r too the big bang r1 and it's grand
No issues here.what year you looking at ?
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Old 3rd January 2019, 10:56 AM
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Default Re: How uncomfortable is the R1?

I'm about 5'10'' and commute on an R6. Feels like the perfect size for me, but if I was 6'2'' that would probably be a different story. Test drive one and see how ya get on
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Old 3rd January 2019, 10:57 AM
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Default Re: How uncomfortable is the R1?

(Test drive an R1 I mean. Just saying about the R6 because I'm pretty sure they're similar sizes)
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Old 3rd January 2019, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: How uncomfortable is the R1?

Originally Posted by Phatty McFatt
Thanks, gents. I kinda got the picture. My mistake was not saying clearly enough that the touring would be dobe on the fjr and the r1 is in the spotlight as a stepping stone and a fun thing to enjoy inbetween. I would still go across Ireland on her, so i am interested in having it as a slight improvement in ergonomics compared to the sv. Initial plan was a v-strome or versys 1000, but the fun factor steered me towards r1

A versys1000 has a zx10r engine and is a lot of fun.
I think something like that would be a better fit for you and a better all rounder.
Either way all bikes mentioned are a big step up from th sv650.

You will have fun on any 1000cc sports, tourer or sports touring which is the best of all worlds.
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Old 3rd January 2019, 01:15 PM
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Default Re: How uncomfortable is the R1?

Originally Posted by Phatty McFatt
Initial plan was a v-strome or versys 1000, but the fun factor steered me towards r1
Don't be fooled into thinking either of those bikes don't have a lot of power because they are upright touring bikes, and in a lot of our shitty irish roads they are way better and probably faster than a sportsbike and if your not careful you could loose your licence just as easy.
Test ride the bike your interested in, it's the only way
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Old 3rd January 2019, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: How uncomfortable is the R1?

Was on a 07 R1 and i found it fine being 6 foot 3 , i don't think it's down to the bike as much and believe it's down to the rider . You will have the sore wrists for at least the first week but as you get more time in that will pass i'm sure. Sit in one wiggle around and find the comfortable position if it feels like a ball ache to keep that position then i would say try a blade was on a 09 and much preferred the feel.

I recently got a duc 848 and at first hated the ride for more than 20 minutes but now after a month i love it ! But everyone on all the forums said it's an arse to ride if you are tall so that solidifies the fact it's down to the rider i think !
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Old 4th January 2019, 10:02 AM
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Doubt it's much help but I'm 6'4" and 16 stone. Have a quick go on an R1. Felt like my knees were banging off my elbows at times. I much prefer a more upright seating position. Best of luck finding your next bike.
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