So I currently own an SV650, and it's nice...but I want more power - especially at the top end.
I went and sat on several bikes, and found the 2008 CBR1000rr and 2007 Yamaha R1 to be the most comfortable.
The R1 seemed to be REALLY smooth, and surprisingly comfortable....and it was a total blast to ride.
More forgiving than I thought - and easily controlled. I was slightly hesitant to try the liter class, but I was very comfortable controlling the throttle and had total confidence.
The ONLY negative thing I noticed was the amount of heat hitting my legs. (Within a few minutes).
Is this the exhaust? The radiator? The engine? Is it normal? Do they just run hot?
I fell in love with this bike very fast, but I feel like the extra heat would be brutal in the summertime and I would definitely need to correct this.
The one I rode was red, but I prefer blue. It's a good deal at $5,500 for an 07' R1 w/ 17k miles.
Do I hold out for one in blue? Or do I sell the SV650, and buy this red one next week? LOL!!!