Got an R6 and part ex'ed my bandit 1200 for a brand new R1. Its my first litre sports bike, and it really is'nt as scary as you'd think.........until.... you rev it!!pass 9-10 grand its unbelieable, completely insane, what a rush, so fast!
But to be honest, I really miss the low down torque of me old bandit and the R1 just does'nt have it, maybe i'm expecting too much here.
Basically, performance and handling are great, looks stunning too,great value, everything you could wish for in a sports bike, just like an R6 but more! not as wheelie happy as my old bandit 12 huny.
should've kept her,but still love my R1 more, 9/10.