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2009 Yamaha R1 Preview
 

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2009 Yamaha R1 Preview

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BrowningBAR 05-28-2008 02:53 PM

Would this be a good first bike? I was going to get the R6 but my friends all tell me that I will out grow it.

Dr_Sprocket 05-28-2008 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by BrowningBAR (Post 185917)
Would this be a good first bike? I was going to get the R6 but my friends all tell me that I will out grow it.

Sure would. Better get some nice shorts and a tanktop 'cuz that'll help ya cut the wind better. Pants only cause wind drag.

The_AirHawk 05-28-2008 09:02 PM

Don't forget protective gear! A Do-Rag or backwards ballcap and Oakley's are a definite must!

SmoothMensan 05-28-2008 09:28 PM

When will the engineers put some torque in these sportbikes ? If I wanted to dance on the shifter all day I'd buy a 600 . 160HP isn't much good on the streets I ride .

seruzawa 05-29-2008 03:52 AM

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Originally Posted by SmoothMensan (Post 185935)
When will the engineers put some torque in these sportbikes ? If I wanted to dance on the shifter all day I'd buy a 600 . 160HP isn't much good on the streets I ride .

They HAVE put torque in sportbikes. They're called V-twins. Or Triumph triples.

giganto 05-29-2008 04:32 AM

..twist the time machine counterclockwise..
 
Torque?
Try a spin on my ugly, old 97 YZF1000R.
Torque.

Kenneth_Moore 05-29-2008 04:33 AM

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Originally Posted by SmoothMensan (Post 185935)
When will the engineers put some torque in these sportbikes ? If I wanted to dance on the shifter all day I'd buy a 600 . 160HP isn't much good on the streets I ride .

Torque, schmork! Didn't you look at the pictures? They put the swoopy thing on the front fairing so it looks like < That's the important thing. Besides, if you want torque, you go buy a motard or naked standard, not a sportbike.

BrowningBAR 05-29-2008 04:41 AM

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Originally Posted by giganto (Post 185949)
Torque?
Try a spin on my ugly, old 97 YZF1000R.
Torque.

I like how the '97 looks.

giganto 05-29-2008 04:53 AM

...i always say that about The Old Beast, and other seniors-
Of course i dont think its THAT ugly. Sniff.
I may go peek under its mu-mu for lunch hour..


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