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Old 10-21-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:07 PM   #2
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Dammit! Stop tempting me with tales of Moto-Wonder of the Hero astride his trusty steed, slaying the Asphalt-Dragon.....

I will not buy a New R1.
I will not buy a New R1.
I will not buy a New R1.
I will not buy a New R1.
I will not buy a New R1.
I will not buy a New R1.
I will not buy a New R1........
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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A relative yawner in a sport bike format, king of all it surveys in a do it all standard bike format. Crossplane FZ1 with traction control please...
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:05 AM   #4
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Default Test request: 2012 R1 vs 2011 R1 with BAZZAZ Z-Fi TC!

Hey Motorcycle.com Guys - how about a review of a 2011 (no TC) R1 equipped with a Bazzaz Z-Fi TC module vs. the 2012 with factory TC? Since the bikes are nearly identical save for the factory TC, I am very interested to see how the Bazzaz TC stacks up. What makes this comparison even more interesting is that the factory TC doesn't use bank-angle sensors, only wheel-speed sensors, while the Bazzaz unit relies on engine speed changes to sense traction. Finally, since you can get a Bazzaz Z-Fi TC module for around $650 street price and new/old-stock 2011 R1's are regularly going for around $11,500 or less, is the 2012 R1 with factory TC worth the roughly $2,000 premium?

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Old 10-30-2011, 10:44 AM   #5
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Hey Motorcycle.com Guys - how about a review of a 2011 (no TC) R1 equipped with a Bazzaz Z-Fi TC module vs. the 2012 with factory TC? Since the bikes are nearly identical save for the factory TC, I am very interested to see how the Bazzaz TC stacks up. What makes this comparison even more interesting is that the factory TC doesn't use bank-angle sensors, only wheel-speed sensors, while the Bazzaz unit relies on engine speed changes to sense traction. Finally, since you can get a Bazzaz Z-Fi TC module for around $650 street price and new/old-stock 2011 R1's are regularly going for around $11,500 or less, is the 2012 R1 with factory TC worth the roughly $2,000 premium?

Thanks!

Jeff
That does sound like an interesting project. We don't yet have experience with the Bazzaz TC, but we like what we hear so far.
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