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Old 09-08-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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Still looks purdy, thats the only difference to the other 3 right?
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:38 PM   #3
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$13 grand for a bike that can smoke any "supercar" on the planet is one of the things I love most about motorcycling.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:48 PM   #4
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Have they installed a 'tree avoidance device' yet?

Way too many of these Supersports end up wrapped around, trees is why I'm asking.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:21 PM   #5
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Have they installed a 'tree avoidance device' yet?

Way too many of these Supersports end up wrapped around, trees is why I'm asking.
If they could put a "apex" trigger on them to let people know the breaking points they be in business. Like a back up sensor but not.

Duke- where are the FZ pics? I hear they redesigned it, too.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:22 PM   #6
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WOW, U-G-L-Y! What is this trend that seems to be takling place with all the new sport bikes? First the Cbr, now the R1? Man hope they dont fup my Suzuki?
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:22 PM   #7
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Looks like Wile E Coyote from the front.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:24 PM   #8
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If they could put a "apex" trigger on them to let people know the breaking points they be in business. Like a back up sensor but not.

Duke- where are the FZ pics? I hear they redesigned it, too.
Found them- No worries!
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:50 PM   #9
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Yowza- no real sense of the redone body just from photos, but cant wait for numbers on this bike...as a hopeless lover of Yamaliter sleds(all, ever), perhaps this model is a real attempt to at least equal the midrange and torque of the others.
The new Vmax proved my initial guess wrong(on power).
Perhaps Yamaha will revisit/celebrate 1998 by giving the R1 measurably better power than the others again.
Feels doubtful, but i love this top shelf totally insane power arms race among the Big Four- a great soap opera.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:10 PM   #10
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Perhaps Yamaha will revisit/celebrate 1998 by giving the R1 measurably better power than the others again.
Feels doubtful, but i love this top shelf totally insane power arms race among the Big Four- a great soap opera.
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Peak output won't be too different, but you'll see a big bump in midrange power - the previous R1's deficiency. It sounds cool as hell, too!
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