Yes, one of my best friends bought a new 06, and I had the second key, I rode it more than he did(same deal with his 05 gsxr1k, lol).Really? I have not wheeled WOT. Blipping the throttle in first and second gear will do it.
I would roll out in 1st gear, and twist it as quickly and as far as it would go immediately...and up the front came.
I'm ham fisted and aggressive as **** with a throttle anyway.
I've ridden a few other gen1's too, same story.
The reason you get it up easy "blipping" the throttle is because the rpm's are up in the meat of the power curve, you let off, mph slows a little, then the 2nd hit easily raises because it's already in the power.
I intentionally wheelie everything I get on, and once in a while I'm pleasantly suprised when one comes up unexpectedly.
Even a few degrees change in temperature or humidity will wake them up some.
Get on your gen1, creep in 1st, then nail it wot...it'll come up....