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Old 02-02-2006, 08:21 AM   #1
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I am shocked. Absolutely stunned.
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:26 AM   #2
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Ditto!
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:53 AM   #3
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Yamaha knew that from day one. They should be sued for false advertising. Or maybe give me an R6 for free.

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Old 02-02-2006, 09:38 AM   #4
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Yamaha just figured since we're believing all the cr@p our Gov is spewing that we'd believe this too.
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:42 AM   #5
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That's just plain f*cking stupid. Have they not heard of sue-happy lawyers in America. Not to mention the reputation. Every R6 owner will hear from his buddies "it aint reving that high, they screwed you". He/she will hate them for that.



Idiots. As if 16000+ is not enough.

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Old 02-02-2006, 10:19 AM   #6
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I'm sure it's not the only case of overly optimistic rev limits--the ZX-6RR was found to also be deficient when compared to the claimed number. But what makes this so stupid is that Yamaha made it the centerpiece of their marketing.



Even more lame--if that's possible--is the excuse they're giving: Bad tachs! As if the people who engineered the thing had no idea how many revs it made until they put a key in a completed bike and looked at the dash.



Really, come up with a better excuse than that.



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Old 02-02-2006, 10:20 AM   #7
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Speaking of the R6, where is MO's R6 review? They are already in all the print mags, and on the street as well. I am also reading reviews (or seeing them on TV) on the new 1000RR, the new Triumph, and reading about the new racing Buell. You guys have consistently put out great articles and reviews, and I have no plans of discontinuing my membership anytime soon. However, you tout quick access (before print mags) as one of the top selling points for this website.



Unlike August and September, where you can just copy and paste manufacturer's press releases and photos, now is the time where you can actually ride them and provide the opinions that we pay for. For the month of January, I have seen a two bike shootout, and read about the MSF advanced course. Needless to say I was hoping for more as I would much rather read it here than in a competing magazine or website. I'm crossing my fingers that there is a ton of stuff in the pipeline, but each week I seem to be more disappointed.



Heck, I could charge people 12 bucks a month and just post links to all the news items that have the word motorcycle in the title.
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:04 AM   #8
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I would bet that if you really started to look at alot of the other Japanese bikes out there, this is probably pretty common. Look at the speedometers, every bike from Japan (European too?) has a speedo that is reading 5-8% too high. Are you telling me that they have "defective speedos" on every one of their bikes? I hope some government agency get involves and stops all of this nonsense because its been going on for too long. What's next, root kits for the ECU?
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:09 AM   #9
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Yamaha couldn't possibly exaggerate the performance claims of their bikes. Only Harley lies to the public by selling substandard m/c's at inflated prices.



Yamaha as well as Honda and Kawasaki are scrupulously honest about HP, RPM and wet weights
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:27 PM   #10
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Wondered where the MO review was too. Motorcycle Daily rode in Qatar and MO didn't I guess.
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