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Old 08-27-2003, 10:59 AM   #1
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Gosh the AMA Superbike and Formula Extreme series will be fun to watch next year......
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Old 08-27-2003, 10:59 AM   #2
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Yamaha has been on a 2 year refresh cycle on the R1, so it probably will be. But those photos are just artist-conseptions, so who knows what the final bike will be like.



We will also probably have a Blade-replacement (CBR-999cc, without the Blade name and with the Honda GP styling), we definatly have the ZX-10R (monocoque chassis, ZX-636 meets GP styling), and undoubtedly a GSX-R600 (undoubtedly with current GSXR-1Kish styling).

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Old 08-27-2003, 11:43 AM   #3
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oh gee more bigger motors in ever lighter chassis what will they think of next cant we get on to the next level please somebody do something really new please somebody...
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:01 PM   #4
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These examples have been around for a good while. The artist's conception shown on the French site was part of an MCN R1 prognostication piece back in May or June, I think.



I happen to think the grainy photo-like example is probably close to reality, but we'll know soon enough, I suppose.

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Old 08-27-2003, 12:05 PM   #5
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i agree
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:47 PM   #6
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... and don't forget that it'll retail for the same money as last year's fat / slow model. That'll give you something else perverse to complain about.
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:56 PM   #7
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Glad I'm not the only one who's not impressed... A lighter, faster Japanese bike... whoopee. They're still soulless, IMHO. Plus, it still looks like 10 other crotchrockets I see out on 39th every Saturday night. C'mon, I know Yamaha makes great bikes. Just give me something that every fiber of my being wants to own! An R1 just doesn't do it for me...
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Old 08-27-2003, 01:44 PM   #8
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if you want soul get the new Guzzi.....
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:17 PM   #9
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... or a Ural.
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Old 08-27-2003, 06:34 PM   #10
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I think everyone will have a new liter bike next year after losing face to Suzuki. My hopes are undertail exhausts. I know they are hot on the buns but I love the look and clearance.
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