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Old 09-11-2003, 04:39 AM   #1
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The two-tone lowers really screw the pooch by flattening out the bike's natural upswept / high tail lines. Makes it look boring ... um, I mean, like a Honda.
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Old 09-11-2003, 04:53 AM   #2
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Looks nice in red. What's the deal with the matte black? Japan copycatting the Italians again? Not to my taste. YMMV.



If the only highlight is that it has an underseat storage compartment, I'm worried that the marketing boys have missed the other stuff that's under the fairing.



It's bound to be light years ahead of my old CBR1000 (F)! I wonder what gas mileage it gets and how comfortable it is.... Ha!



More importantly, how will it compare to the new open versions from the competition?



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Old 09-11-2003, 04:54 AM   #3
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Arrgh! And here I thought I had first post. You're probably faster than me on the track too...
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Old 09-11-2003, 05:23 AM   #4
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I thought the same thing. Then, I saw that there is a list of highlights up at the top towards the right and clicking on each highlight on the list changes what is displayed in the center of the screen.



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Old 09-11-2003, 05:33 AM   #5
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There are several other highlights, including engine, chassis, brakes. Look at the whole page.



Love my Hondas but on spec that new R1 looks to be the open bike to beat. Compared to 1000RR: Larger bore, shorter stroke, higher compression ratio, 1000rpm higher redline, narrower chassis. They don't seem to show any HP spec, but they'd be hard-pressed to beat Yamaha's 172 ponies. Honda may be the best handler of the new open class though, can't wait to find out.
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Old 09-11-2003, 05:38 AM   #6
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Is it just me or does that exhaust can look like the one on the Mondial Piega? Thats an interesting development.



Otherwise, I agree with the poster above. The two tone job really flattens out what few lines this bike has and makes it looks really long in an awkward way. I love the lines of the new R1 and think it is an improvement on an already sexy bike. I cant say the same about Honda's new liter bike. Why is that? Suddenly I find myself lusting after the cbr954rr.
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Old 09-11-2003, 05:47 AM   #7
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I remember that many people thought the same thing about the 600RR before side-by-side comparisons were made. While the 600RR was less powerful and heavier it was the decision of many publications (not all of them) that the 600RR was the best of the mid-weights. Honda seems to have a way of making their bikes work well in the real world and on the track. Besides, I don't think any of us MOrons know how to use 150hp to its potential anyway. It's a moot point. Go with the one that you're most comfortable on and you think looks the best. If the stylist of the bikes from Japan could only figure things out from an aesthetics point of view. What's wrong with a solid color? I agree with the above posts...at least get the lines right if two-toned is choice.
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Old 09-11-2003, 05:57 AM   #8
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good point. I can smoke most kids on their r1s and gixxers with my 2000 vfr. That R1 is so sexy though....
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Old 09-11-2003, 06:06 AM   #9
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I think the US versions look MUCH better than the Euro schemes.



<a href="http://powersports.honda.com/preview/prevCBR1000RR.html">

http://powersports.honda.com/preview/prevCBR1000RR.html</a>

Still waiting for official horsepower and weight, though.

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Old 09-11-2003, 06:11 AM   #10
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Said before but i'll say it again:

it SUCKS.
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