i loved my blue 99 R1...had chrome frame and rims, tho my favorite is still 2007 (and now this new one is making me love again.. lol)Thanks..I was really just kidding..just bumbed Yamaha didn't do a red sooner. I have a blue/white 2003 (original owner) and a gray 2016 and just got a smokin deal on a leftover 2019 kawasaki z900. I was just about to get an MT 09 but then I demo-rode the z900 at Daytona Bike Week event earlier this year (glad I went up the first weekend-they cancelled the event and races a few days later) and that is one sweet street ride. I rode a 2020 but it only has minor changes from the 2019. It's a near 1000cc streetfighter type that is unbelievably smooth and powerful, comfortable, with an awesome sounding exhaust for a stock system, and they're practically giving them away to clear them out. It's not super high tech and that's just fine with me.
But I love my two R1's I have now (also had a 1999 blue/white bought new-what a beast!!)