You can't buy anything better for the money
My second R1. They say you tend to stick with a brand, and I have to say this is true for me. Fantastic value for money; you can't buy anything faster in this engine size/age range.
Easy to tune, cheap to run, unbeatable reliability, handles well in standard trim, stops on a sixpence and comfortable if you want to go a few miles on it (I can do around 80-100 miles before I want to get off for a stretch, which equates to a fuel stop in any case (max 120), so not too bad for a sports.
Do go not cheap on tyres. The new DRC - Diablo Rosso Corsas for me. To budget on your own life is just plain stupid.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2011