Awesome bike,I love the R1 and R6 models. Couple of guys I ride with have them and love them and my niece has a 2005 R6(my favorite year for the R6.) Still some of the best looking SS and liter bikes going as well.
my buddy has a 2005 r1 that he lets me ride on occasion. I really like the bike to the point when the 50th anniversary bikes came out I seriously considered one (I really wanted an LE but the dealers round here had them marked up to $20K).
In the end I am happy I bought my ducati...but if one of those anniversary bikes ever came my way cheap I would be seriously tempted.
This morning at 9:15 I checked Craigslist Maine and a guy 3 miles from here had this 76 CB550 for $550. (he's an old school guy who stuck to the now obsolete pricing guide of a dollar per c. c) He had just listed it at 9 and by 2 pm he had gotten 15 calls several of them desperate but Evil and I had it in back of the truck by then.