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Old 08-28-2003, 09:26 AM   #21
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Anyone else click on the Yamaha symbol and check out the BT1100 Bulldog? looks pretty cool,

Maybe Yossef can cop a ride on one and tell us about it.

Howcome the Froggies get these neat bikes and all we get is Harley clones? don't seem fair, does it?
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Old 08-28-2003, 09:49 AM   #22
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He did a while back



http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcyam/02bt1100.motml



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Old 08-28-2003, 10:16 AM   #23
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Default Translation of the text

5-minute, offhand translation from the French:



ItÂ’s well know that the frequency of YamahaÂ’s model changes has the precision of a Swiss watch. For the R1, every two years means a minor improvement, and every four years gets a big remake. The last major revision was last year, so we werenÂ’t expecting much new for the 2004 modelÂ… untilÂ… Current rumors give us reason to think itÂ’s quite likely weÂ’ll see a new model for 2004.



It may be necessary for the Tuning Fork brand: Kawasaki has a new blockbuster, as does HondaÂ… They are therefore going to have to do something in response to the ZX10 and the RC8. TheyÂ’ll also have to be able to compete in Superbike 2004.



What changes? Between rumors and projectionsÂ…



The frame is very good, so it doesnÂ’t need to evolve. The motor is at the top of its class. Its output is better since getting fuel injection and catalytic exhaust. Thus we must only expect some minor modifications along the lines of shaving two grams here and four grams there.



As for the bodywork, that must undergo a major change. It is high time to add Ram Air to the R1, as was done to the R6 a few years ago. And the addition of RAM Air strongly requires a notable modification to the fairing. The Japanese engineers must equally rework the aerodynamics, inspired by the M1 from the GP races.



The double guns can’t be lightly modified for aesthetic reasons. (Note: I’m not sure what this sentence is about – probably the exhaust). The brakes also must be revised: more deluxe…



So? Will we see it at the Milan show in September? We certainly hope so.



Kinda sounds like more guesses than facts. But hey, that's motojournalism.
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Old 08-28-2003, 10:38 AM   #24
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Default Re: 2004 R1? Are these for real?

Amen. Go ride a Ducati if you want to see the benefit of the underseat exhaust. It will have your ass medium rare in the first five blocks. I don't care for the underseat exhaust if you get a case of hot ass in the bargin.
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Old 08-28-2003, 11:11 AM   #25
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"Double guns"? Hmmm, well, being French it's hard to tell exactly what they are trying to say, but might it possibly be referring to the "traditional" Yamaha, twin headlamps on the FZR and most of the YZFR1/6 lines?
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Old 08-28-2003, 12:18 PM   #26
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If you are doing that sort of cornering anywhere but on the track you are going to die before long. It's only a matter of time before you hit a patch of sand or oil or some cager or in any other fashion need to make a very quick line change. If you are at the limit of cornering adhesion you are going to end up crashing very hard. At the speeds liter-class sportbikes generate any such crash is very likely to be fatal.



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Old 08-28-2003, 03:58 PM   #27
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You need to run real racing slicks on the street. They really give you "street cred" when you're comparing magazine reviews!
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Old 08-28-2003, 04:36 PM   #28
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Well so he did, by golly. Now when do we get it here?

I'll settle for a new TDM.
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:03 PM   #29
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Don't forget the tatoo of the Dainese demon or whatever it is on the left shoulder.
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:05 PM   #30
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Default Re: Well... Here's a nice pic...

http://wwbike.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?topic=36&forum=1



Dosvedanya!!! hahahha



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