Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Not sure what analysis you are looking for Shad, especially since you seem to have chosen you ride already - the 999, but here's what I believe to be true:
The 06 R1 was the last year of the 5-valve per cylinder Genesis motor. It made huge power up top but lacked bottom and mid-range compared with it's other 4-cylinder rivals, let alone twins like the 999. As a road bike the R1's valve layout gave 24k mile valve adjust intervals, which was a miracle of money-saving against the 999's big $$$ every 6k miles or so.
In racing, I'd expect the Duc to excel at tracks where powering quickly out of slow turns was more important than top speed. The R1 would trump the Duc in flowing courses with long straights, all else being equal.
I imagine it would be easier to keep the R1 in racing shape; less costly too. If you have the spare parts and a good mechanic on your side, though, it won't matter that much.
Best of Luck in your season!
2011 1198SP (black/red)
2014 Triumph Tiger 800 (black); 2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200R (green)