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Old 11-20-2006, 12:17 PM   #11
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Guess I'll have to try it on at the IMS...
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:33 PM   #12
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Default Re: 2007 Yamaha R1 First Ride

Nice tech write-up, but given the demographics of buyers you talked about, I'm surprised that there wasn't a word of mention about ergos, or livibility. I know that as a brand new model, you can't make reliability prophecies, but as high milage and commuting are a big part of what many folks buy this for, I was hoping that those points would have been developed in the article.



Right, right, forthcoming shootout; yeah, yeah, we only rode it on the track at the intro. But still, you must have developed SOME idea about these things in all of your uninterrupted track laps, eh?
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:36 PM   #13
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So with improved midrange and the given fact that you can't really ride a liter bike to its potential on the road anyway, the R1 should be the best because it is the sexiest. Right? I also think it should only come in black.
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:39 PM   #14
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Several sports cars have variable-length intake tracts.
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:53 PM   #15
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One could argue with a proper plate of carne asada in front of you, you do as well!
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:59 PM   #16
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Given that Pete is about 5-8 and you're a big ol' boy, it would be an apples to oranges comparison most likely.
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:17 PM   #17
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Default Reliability and other thoughts...

The 2006 R1 has 26,000-mile valve-adjustment intervals, I imagine the 2007 is the same. Fuel economy for literbikes is always around 40mpg everytime I've measured, and the R1 has always been best-regarded for comfort. Since Pete reported the 07 seems the same ergonomically as the 06, it should keep that mantle.



Another thing is that the R1 always seems to make the tall guys happiest in our tests.



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Old 11-20-2006, 01:28 PM   #18
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The stripped picture shows a version with a completely different chassis, brakes, swingarm from the final '07 version....what's with that?
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:41 PM   #19
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:46 PM   #20
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Wow thanks for the info. 26,000 miles vs 8000 miles for my Ninja. That's a lot better.
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