R1 or F2P

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R1 or F2P

#1 Post by Reesy1979 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:30 pm

Evening all

Just wondering on what people's thoughts are. I've a 2004 zx9r F2P and i love it, but, I feel drawn towards an R1 2000/2001 - would you swap, if so why, or if not, why not?

Thanks in advance - genuine predicament forces question

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Re: R1 or F2P

#2 Post by rennie » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:31 am

Hello and Welcome :D

It doesn't really matter what we think!
It's you who has to live with whatever you decide :D

Personally, no probably not!

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Re: R1 or F2P

#3 Post by Bianco2564 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:33 am

Welcome to the forum.
I've got a 2001 5jj R1 but never having ridden a zx9 can't offer any advice on the comparison.
I've owned mine for two and a half years, put 8000 miles on it with few problems.
Many bike mags suggest early R1s will become collectable so buy one now if that's what your heart says.
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#4 Post by mikestrivens » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:27 am

hello and welcome. Do what your heart says
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Re: R1 or F2P

#5 Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:32 am

Welcome - if you've got a bike you love you'd need to be pretty certain you will love the alternative before contemplating swapping.

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#6 Post by JRH » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:03 am

Hi and welcome

Personally no to the R1. Only because the knees won't bent that much these days. :roll:
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#7 Post by mikestrivens » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:11 am

JRH wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:03 am
......Only because the knees won't bent that much these days.
That would be the reason I wouldn't get any sports bike these days
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#8 Post by Tango » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:14 pm

Welcome to TMBF mate. ......... 8-)

Does the ZX9 do most things that you want of it?.......If so, would the R1 improve on it?......I'm guessing the answer to the first question is yes.....and the answer to the second question is no.......so I'd stick with the ZX9........but, as the guys above, sports bikes are definitely out of the question for me now..... :wink:
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#9 Post by Reesy1979 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:16 pm

Thanks guys - appreciate the welcome. Hopefully I can contribute to others and be as helpful. Yeah I know deep down you're all right. I'm 40 in a few months and the riding position on the zx9 is spot on, knee bend, wrists, back the lot and it is great fun to ride.

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#10 Post by Tango » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:10 pm

Reesy1979 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Thanks guys - appreciate the welcome. Hopefully I can contribute to others and be as helpful. Yeah I know deep down you're all right. I'm 40 in a few months and the riding position on the zx9 is spot on, knee bend, wrists, back the lot and it is great fun to ride.
Take an R1 for a test ride and see how it feels.......obviously it's likely to be the newer version.....but it'll maybe set your mind at rest..... :wink:
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