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Old 04-12-2001, 12:17 PM   #201
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Default Re: Tests vs. specs

...I agree.

MO is the BEST source of Motorcycle information, PERIOD. They are 100 % honest!!!! PERIOD!

Thye helped me purchase my first 600 and my fist onpen-classer, and I couldn't be happier.



Here's the bottom line, ladies and gentlemen: Shootouts look for the best and most ENJOYABLE bike to RIDE (not drag race), which will help us decide which bike to buy next and/or which one we'd have the MOST FUN on. Am I right??? I think so. That's it. Plain and simple. And, in this group of bikes, Yamaha takes the crown, once again.

I guess it's true when people call the R-1 legendery.



I'm surpirsed that MO didn't compare the design and style of these bikes. The GSXR would definitely loose in this category, placing third next to the 929, mainly becuase the GSXR sticker design looks old and "flat" plus there's nothing that distinguishes it from it's two little brothers.

The R-1 is still the best looking bike here. It's a classic and it's impossible ot argue that.



P.S. No, I am not affiliated with MO staff what so ever and yes, of course I own an R-1! =)



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Old 04-12-2001, 12:28 PM   #202
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Default Re: For the Gixxer Fans ......

What's a good web site to follow all the records and stats on FormulaXtreme?
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Old 04-12-2001, 12:36 PM   #203
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Default Re: Open Bike Shootout Feedback!

I see, what your saying then is: The R1 is sufficiently down on power to make it safe. In other words you can't get into trouble on the R1, but you can on the Gsx-R1000.



If that is what you are trying to tell me I guess the guys I know that ride R1's are full of you know what, when they tell me how the rear end breaks loose when they apply a little too much throttle coming out of corners.



What I'm trying to say is: "Either one of these bikes can get you in way over your head if your not an experienced rider."
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Old 04-12-2001, 12:46 PM   #204
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Do a search on AYBABTU - you'll see.
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Old 04-12-2001, 01:43 PM   #205
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Default Re: Open Bike Shootout Feedback!

Yeah, where is the Daytona? I know that it can't compete with these beasts in any outright performance catagory, but Triumph has made some evolutionary changes over the years and it's really one hell of a street bike.... and pretty good looking too! It deserves to be in the show.

just my .02
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Old 04-12-2001, 01:59 PM   #206
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i've read your comments twice now, in two different locations. Perhaps you just cruised by the first one, unless you have posted three.
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Old 04-12-2001, 02:05 PM   #207
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third time I've seen your letter. Perhaps you need to read slower.
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Old 04-12-2001, 02:54 PM   #208
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Default Re: Tests vs. specs

I agree that the ratings aren't very street oriented, but they do fall somewhere in between. The guys did however make a point of noting how the 9R was the most comfy for street duty, and the gixxer was the least. i thought it was a pretty good comparo, and definitely inline with my interests. emphaisis on sport. well, done methinks.
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Old 04-12-2001, 02:57 PM   #209
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Default Re: Tests vs. specs

Why would we stop reading comparisons ?



Roadrading World, Motorcyclist, Sport Rider, Performance Bikes, Superbike

all had tests similar to this one, they put just as much effort into street riding. They made the same comments in regard to the honda's suspension, the Yamaha's solid feel. But they all came to the same conclusion for a winner. And for a very specific reason.



The readers arguing it here are not so much that the R1 won the test .. but WHY it won the test.







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Old 04-12-2001, 03:07 PM   #210
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Yeah, know all that. So what. My point was that I simply don't believe that the gsxr is that unusable, especially when no one else thinks so. Refer to Roadracing World.
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