I recently saw a 96 ZX-7 reviewed on this site, which I'll add is one of the hottest sites out there! I am a true Kawi fan and own a 2001 ZX-7, which I stunt the hell out of.
There is just no way you can possibly compare it to a R1. Lets keep it real guys! Who ever wrote that review please get your facts straight, you're killing us out here. I think you really want a R1; you're not ready for a heavy bike like this playa!