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Old 02-16-2006, 03:13 AM   #1
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I wonder if Yamaha and Mazada are the same company...



Not really.



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Old 02-16-2006, 03:28 AM   #2
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Dropping my usual cynicism that this is probably the result of fear of lawsuits, it's actually very impressive that they would offer to do that. It's rare that a company would actually take that much responsibility anymore.



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Old 02-16-2006, 04:22 AM   #3
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Yeah, this story has been up on Motorcycle-usa.com and motorcycledaily.com for a few days now, and everyone is responding with "good for them, glad they took responsibility." Are you kidding me!? Yamaha blatently lied about the R6's redline (even though it is still higher than anyone else's), and you all want to forget about that already? There are laws agains false advertising here in this US of A, and my guess is, knowing your main marketing/selling point is a lie is probably considered false advertising. I doubt that anyone will take them to court over this, since the tach does READ up to 17.5K. However, some faith in the company has to have been lost, and I think that is where Yamaha made the biggest mistake. So many motorcycle purchases are made simply because of brand loyalty, and Yamaha seems to have forgotten about it's loyal fans. In my opinion, the new R6 is a great bike, and the best looking of the super-sports right now. However, I would never buy one, simply because the company has shown itself to not be trustworthy.
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:38 AM   #4
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So wait a minute here.....I could have bought an 06 R6, put as many miles on it as I wanted....and returned it for a full refund?
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:43 AM   #5
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I was thinking the same thing. Dang! We missed out!
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:50 AM   #6
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This isn't the first fib they've been caught telling. Remember when they were claiming the newest R1 produced 180 HP?



This makes you wonder what else they've been dishonest about?
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:51 AM   #7
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Yep!
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:53 AM   #8
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Pretty much ALL sportbikes have optimistic tachos. But a 9% error is much more visible on a bike with a 17,500 redline than an 11,000 redline.



Sure, it wasn't very smart to make the high redline the key point of their marketing, but it really isn't that big a deal. Manufacturers exaggerate all the time. Are you going to have your trust in Honda and Kawasaki violated when you find out that the CBR600RR doesn't REALLY make 130 hp, or that the ZX6-R doesn't REALLY weigh 362 lbs dry?
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:01 AM   #9
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No YZF-R6 for 2006 then? They have to pull all their ads.



Will they have to roll back the odometers for their 2007 models?
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:07 AM   #10
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But think about it!That may mean that there is going to be a few slightly used yammies on the block for a reduced price!Hmmmmmmmmm.....
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