Originally Posted by Gearheaded
Your 750 is faster on track because you suck at riding big boy bikes
Actually there is truth to this.
Fast liter bikes require a tremendous amount of skill to use the power compared to say my new 750. That's why the Daytona, the 750, and the 848 are simply brilliant. I feel that most riders in the low A or high B level ( which is the majority) can benefit from the better handling/lower power bike. The increased corner speed outweighs the raw horsepower in the straits.
Given to a Pro or extremely talented rider then of course they can use it and set the track records you speak of.... But that is only a small segment of track riders. 99% of the buyers are mere mortals here. Connecting high hp to the tarmac is difficult even for the "big boys".
That is why the R1 even with the lower liter bike power has the potential to be outstanding. The R1 has a very good connected feel. If Yamaha can make that bike handle better than say my 2011 Repsol 1000 and knock 50 lbs. off...then it would dominate.
As I stated before-
Jenny Craig diet. Lower mass and better centralization. Faster flick rate.
That would be a winner. Instead Yamaha chose to give it TC. I wish they would have focused on these other things. Hell even my loved 04' R1 is lighter. In 2007 Yamaha lost their edge. Its time they get it back now.
Edit: I think my 11' 750 is fugly looking too! Suzuki doesn't give a crap because they are all about function not aesthetics. They built a bike that is low, short , very light, and very flickable. Buy whatever you want.