Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Arlington, VA, USA
I'm transitioning from a Kawi 600 race bike to a 1000SS. They require different riding styles, you definitely need to/can get on the gas much harder mid-turn on the twin, and it can carry more corner speed. If you have experience with GSXRs, the R6 is close to that. If you're new to the Duc, you probably have some adapting to do with your riding style.
There is no question that both a 749 and R6 can be ridden very fast in the right hands. The R6 surely has more absolute potential, but for anyone sub-AMA, you should ride what you enjoy and work on your skill and setting the bike up for you. I know that Duc's need a bunch of geometry changes to go well at the track, so perhaps you also have some setting up to do.