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R1 2000 Model

Looking at buying an R1 2000 model. Have a choice between that and a Kawasaki Ninja ZX12 R, also a 2000 model.

What are the pros and cons ?

Just like to hear some other experienced peoples opinions.

Will be using the bike in Thailand.
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Re: R1 2000 Model

Long straits with passenger or gear- I would go with the Ninja

Tight twisties looking for some excitement - I would go with the R1
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Re: R1 2000 Model

My mate has a 2000 R1 and really likes it, but it is quite a small bike.

Personally, of those 2 I would go for the ZX-12 as I prefer physically larger bikes.
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Re: R1 2000 Model

Thanks for the info Guys
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My mate has a 2000 R1 and really likes it, but it is quite a small bike.

Personally, of those 2 I would go for the ZX-12 as I prefer physically larger bikes.
Most bikes are small compared to the 98 blade..
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Re: R1 2000 Model

I say R1.
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I say R1.
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Most bikes are small compared to the 98 blade..
Not really, it's still pretty small. Most sports bikes are smaller, and are of no interest to me. Depends how big you are I guess! I am no giant, but my next bike will be something that fits me better than a FireBlade.

Here I am test-riding a BMW R1200GS Adventure, I like this type of bike.



I've tried my mate's 2000 R1 and found it far too cramped for my liking.
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Re: R1 2000 Model

I am 6'1 175lbs (12.5stone for you people over there).. haha

My blade is just really wide. And she had that big old backside hahaha.
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I am 6'1 175lbs (12.5stone for you people over there).. haha

My blade is just really wide. And she had that big old backside hahaha.
Same height, just a bit more of me at 17.5 stone (245lbs for you people over there....)

Strangely enough I don't find the FireBlade very wide!
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Re: R1 2000 Model

Hey stretch, what size are you? Both bikes have merit, but I find an R1 a little cramped at 6'5", 240lbs (though I'd still own one in a heartbeat). A ZX-12 is a true straightline missile, from my understanding.
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Same height, just a bit more of me at 17.5 stone (245lbs for you people over there....)

Strangely enough I don't find the FireBlade very wide!
Maybe your legs are farther apart then mine ahhaha.
I am quite skinny.

I didnt find the Blade to wide, just wider then say my 09 R6 haha
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Re: R1 2000 Model

2000 R1: Gearbox problems, if not now, then very soon. Like to flap their bars about as well. Build quality better than earlier efforts but.....
Kwak. Bigger, heavier, a bit thin on low down power, but, of the two, woud be my choice.
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Re: R1 2000 Model

Thanks all for the Advice went with the R1. Got it for a good price and its on ok condition.

However im looking at changing the colour scheme.

Anyone with any pictures or any good sites to look for ideas. Still want to keep it predomenantly red little bit white and black but want deeper red and to change pattern slightly.


Any help appreciated.
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