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Old 02-18-2004, 07:05 AM   #21
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Default Re: 2004 Yamaha R1

Yes, I tried it, no it didn't help. The problem only occurred through rough sections at high lean angles and throttle openings. On a smooth racetrack, it probably isn't as much of an issue.
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Old 02-18-2004, 07:08 AM   #22
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Dear Sir,



As I mentioned in the story, the bike is quite smooth and tractable when changing throttle inputs. This is partly due to excellent FI and partly due to tall gearing. In general, it's a 180 horsepower *****cat, nothing that would upset your hog's hole.
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Old 02-18-2004, 07:12 AM   #23
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Default What's the highwayman's take?

On the hog holes I mean.
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Old 02-18-2004, 07:20 AM   #24
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Ooops, ok here's my excuse: I stayed up until 2:30am last night to finish the article. You are indeed correct, the redline is up (a still amazing) 2,000 Rpm from last year's bike.



Thanks for pointing that out, I've corrected the text. I'm leaving "hole-hog" just the way it was originally written, not because I was sharp enough to write it that way, but because I like the dirty connotation, thanks to the comments from the peanut gallery.
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Old 02-18-2004, 07:23 AM   #25
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Default and another thing...

Honda might be quicker off the bottom on account a those guys gave it a freakin cassette gearbox--meaning it can be sold with a low first gear, and changed for the track provided of course one doesn't mind paying for new gear pairs. Prolly cheap i'm sure, harumph, and readily available.

R1 on the other hand, went with real crose-ratio gearbox. Spread from 1-6 is now 2:1 instead of previous 2.3:1. Throw on a 2-tooth bigger sprocket and hang on if so desired...
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Old 02-18-2004, 08:40 AM   #26
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Darb...you guys are killing me.



Excellent work. Once again all the pics and video one could possibly handle and a well written and entertaining review and all of it out before the rest probably even have their stories submitted to their editors. Yeah, MO is such a waste of my $12.
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Old 02-18-2004, 08:43 AM   #27
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Oh yeah, a new FZ1 cant be far off, right?
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Old 02-18-2004, 08:46 AM   #28
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I think the R1 is the best looking of the current bunch of 1000CC Superbikes. The shootouts will be so close in handling, power, and speed that all that's left is what looks the coolest. Since I like what looks the coolest, I just purchased a VMax to add to my stable. I already friggin love it.
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Old 02-18-2004, 09:10 AM   #29
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the review was enough to hold me over until the comparo, good job, but im left with a quesiton. Overall how does the engine compare power-wise to the other 1000s? You said it was smooth, but can it still be explosively powerful? If you could give insight Sean, Id appriciate it! Thanks!!!
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Old 02-18-2004, 09:11 AM   #30
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Did you get the matching "Vboost" armchaps?
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