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Old 02-18-2004, 11:52 AM   #41
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Sure! The answer is "Yes" the R1 can be both smooth and explosively powerful. Heck even a 5 year old 600 can be explosively powerful, if you are willing to use the clutch and ride it like a 125 MX bike. Clutch or no clutch however, any of the current 1000cc supersports easily qualifies as explosively powerfull, any time they are on the cam.
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Old 02-18-2004, 11:56 AM   #42
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As far as I'm concerned this ride is an open invitational..... except for HeWhoCan'tBeNamed.
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Old 02-18-2004, 11:57 AM   #43
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So I've been struggling for months to get the new R1 off my brain. 12-step program, electroshock therapy, the works. This morning I felt like I was starting to move on with life. Trying to develop feelings for a nice, sensible bike, I sign on to MO to re-read the review of the V-Strom that the 'zuki dealer was oh-so-excited about. BAM! The new R1 was staring back at me, wearing that oh-so-sexy red paint, no less. Forget about any headway I thought I had made.



I don't need a literbike. My skills don't warrant a literbike. I don't even really care that it is a literbike-I'd probably lust after the damned thing if you took the pistons out of the engine. I just want it like I want Katie Holmes. Damn, now I want Katie Holmes on the R1. This isn't getting any better.



You're gonna turn me into a squid and a poseur, dammit!
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:08 PM   #44
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We'll find as many Roberto's as we can along the route.



I'm sure searching for Italian motorcycle parts on the Alcan Hwy will be a breeze!
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Old 02-18-2004, 01:41 PM   #45
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Ok. Sean I can't honestly comment as to the heat condition on the right of the bike since well I just got mine last night drove it off the lot in the Seattle Rain. Yea can we say slick boys and girls? Let me just say this for the record. Please don't drive New tires on wet roads. Ok thats out of the way.



I too found the sound to be stunning! I mean down right beautiful. Let me set this right, the sound it makes right from idel with a slight twist is musical delight. Brilliant!



I also have to agree with Sean about the braking. I gave up my 954 for this bike and I have to say the instant bite is not there. Brembo master or not, it seems that they didn't kick the PSI up enough for the larger surface area of the brake pad. I hope its something I'll be better aware of when its out of the rain and more than 40 miles on it.



Anyway, nice review if not a touch biased towards the RR... I mean honestly you never even mentioned the ZX10s tank slapping? How does it compare? As to the HESD? It's electronic, thats all I gots to say. Next, why don't we throw in Traction control, Electronic Anti-Wheelie, and ABS all around? Why? Because we don't need a bike to drive for us, Thats the beauty. Anyway off my soap box. No doubt about it my R1 is pure Sex appeal, and thank god my Wife is understanding.

And in agreement with another poster...

DO IT... DO IT NOW because that damn clock does tick, and soon its "Damn, why didn't I try that?"



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Old 02-18-2004, 02:11 PM   #46
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Uh... I never mentioned it, because I've never had a ZX-10 tank-slap or otherwise wobble on me.



I'm no fan of "automatic" anything, but I have to respect a system that works as well as the HESD. Traction control, ABS and anti-wheelie are all things I'd gladly pay not to have.
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:14 PM   #47
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Well if you guys bring the Ducks and Zx's and such then I'll be Tailend Charlie on my shaftie.



There's a limit on how many broken pistons and such I can carry.
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Old 02-18-2004, 04:27 PM   #49
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The Geezer Glide would be the bike of choice. You can find H-D stuff anywhere. Heck I'd just follow longride and use the parts that fall off his glide for spares!
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Old 02-18-2004, 06:22 PM   #50
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Well it could mean something nasty, but how about we look at it this way: when we say "hole-hog" we are referring to the hole-shot. As in racing. As in king of the hole shot. Stop watching porn while studying the dictionary. Watch more racing.
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