I rode my 2005 r6 all season put 7000 miles on it and I was thinking about getting an r1 as my next bike. After reading all the posts from experienced riders to the new people trying to buy an r1 as their first bike, I think I want another r6. The comments about learning how to corner are really sticking with me, I could take corners on my r6 but ive never been to a track day and ive only been able to get close to 45 degree lean in very frightening emergency situations. I feel like I'll become a better rider by learning how to really master a smaller bike untill I can use it like a scalpel to cut razor sharp turns and twists instead of grabbing the r1 and tearing off down the straightaways of my local interstate. Is it possible to really hone your skills on the r1? Or would i spend all my time fighting to keep it rubber side down.