Had the cbr for one riding season. Summer of 2014. Got in about 2600 km of riding. Lots of fun. Friend had an r1 for awhile. Helped him rebuild and paint it. He got it for cheap with lots of damage. 2cnd time I've been on an r1. All I can say is with all th wide open road here its a real blast but I couldn't see owning one in my future. Maintenance costs scared me abit. I've been a Honda fan all my life so this is kinda a switch for me. I like to modify my stuff but I don't hav a real large budget for biking. I sat on th r3 and it felt a lot like my Honda. Hopefully it's just got a little more top end. That was the only thing I didn't like about my cbr. My cbr has some carbon fiber different seat stompgrip tank pads fender eliminator tail light just th basic mods.