Not an R1 but a 1995CBR900RR
My first streetbike ever was a 1995 CBR900RR. I was 22 at that time, and I know that the 1995 CBR900RR is of no comparison to an R1, but it is still damn fast doing a quarter mile in the low to mid 10's. I'm still standing and do not have crippling injuries if you want to know.
Maybe it was of the 5 years of dirt tracking experience when I was 8 years old. I stopped riding motorcycles altogether around the age of 13; after a 9 year hiatus ,at the age of 22, I just went and bought a brand new CBR900RR in 1995. Great bike, but the front 16inch rims left something to be desired. So, in 2001 I bought the infamous R1 brand new and saw an amazing difference between the two. The R1 is extremely stable around fast corners whereas the 900RR was always fighting you around a corner and actually was a little hard to turn the faster you go around a corner.
Torque-wise the powers of both bikes felt the same, but on paper of course the R1 has better numbers; however, I didn't feel much difference between the two bikes.....I guess because the 900RR had a full race system on it and the R1 stayed stock. Definitely the R1 will beat the 900RR when it comes to straight top end power and of course handling!!
Guess I am a handful of the lucky ones!