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Old 12-09-2006, 07:16 AM   #11
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Default Re: Yamaha, Here's a Novel Idea

Why not bring a high-performance V4 bike to market that doesn't look like *****?



Ditch the ugly fake scoops and Alien II styling influences and create something that's not only fast but LOOKS GOOD.



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Old 12-09-2006, 07:34 AM   #12
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Default Re: Yamaha, Here's a Novel Idea

According to Yamaha rumor the scoops work on this bike. Ugly is pretty strong word from a guy who probably never liked the orginal anyway. For me, once the seat is added and the refinements are made, it is a better looking bike than the original.
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:46 AM   #13
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Default Re: Yamaha Shows V-Max Concept to ''Gauge Response''

Cool ..This just might attract some Gen Y and X buyers if it gets modern updates for brakes, suspension, etc. I love the looks of it... Plus it's a V-4 so kpaul likes it.
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:51 AM   #14
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I agree with you I like it better than the original.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:05 AM   #15
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It's absolutely great (with the exception of the 'scoops,' I'd like mine body color.)



That is, until the eye reaches that gawd-awful tail section. I see the Giger reference, too - I'm afraid a bazillion baby spiders are about to pop out of that hideous bulge.



And why no monoshock? Packaging room issues? If necessary, a little more wheelbase would only save customers from having to lengthen the swingarm themselves, if the comments from prior owners about intended usage are any indication...

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Old 12-09-2006, 08:23 AM   #16
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Default Re: Yamaha Shows V-Max Concept to ''Gauge Response''

Thumb stuck in the porthole?
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:27 AM   #17
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Default Re: Yamaha Shows V-Max Concept to ''Gauge Response''

Probably the fuel tank is where a monoshock would normally go.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:31 AM   #18
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GMP- V4 future of all racing- right?
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:04 AM   #19
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Default Re: Yamaha Shows V-Max Concept to ''Gauge Response''

My consumer response hit the porcelain at Mach 2.



Is Giger really a current aesthetic trend? Isn't that over? I'd rather have 50-year-old retro aesthetic that's authentically moto-referential (H-D, Triumph, Ducati) than a 20-year-old dated aesthetic from a freakin' sci-fi flick.
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Old 12-09-2006, 12:12 PM   #20
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Default I Like It.

It looks much better than the last V-Max concept floated over a year ago. I would like to see more of these cruiser-sportbikes (a la Griso) on the market. I'm sure it accelerates - as long as it handles and brakes, too, it's a contender.

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