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Old 06-07-2001, 03:09 PM   #1
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OK, where's the new 2 liter 4 four v-max? C'mon

yamaha, I've been waiting for the next V-max

for years now, let's get with it!
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Old 06-07-2001, 03:09 PM   #2
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BTW, first post.....
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Old 06-07-2001, 03:10 PM   #3
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WOW! I really like the styling, and if they'd add 20 more horsepower, I'd definitely buy one! We need MORE bikes like this in the U.S!!! (are any manufacturers listening?)
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Old 06-07-2001, 03:33 PM   #4
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I didn't see any posts, and instead of posting quickly, I hit "Refresh" 'coz I thought the board stopped loading before the posts came up. Dumb me!



Anyway:



This bike reminds me very much of a Buell. It's a sportbike made from a cruiser engine. On the other hand, its Japanese cruiser origins and shaft drive remind me of the Suzuki VX800, which was not very popular in America despite being a very strong bike. However, Yamaha's shaft-drive bikes were notorious for being Not Quite So Smooth As Suzuki's in much the same way as Sir Robin was Not Quite So Brave As Lancelot. But more that two decades of selling Viragos and now V-Stars with similar drivetrains should have sorted that out...



In any case, I'd rather have this than a FZ-1.
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Old 06-07-2001, 04:29 PM   #5
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hmm, looks a lot like a Buell to me. but for once, I think a Buell would smoke it
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Old 06-07-2001, 06:54 PM   #6
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Ack...Cool looking, but 65 HP..? Doesn't the SV650 turn out like 67..?? Go to www.yme.com to look at the full Euro site. Take a peek at the TT600R!

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Old 06-07-2001, 07:26 PM   #7
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"A European concept"


My ass. This is a total Buell rip off. Even if it is superior in every regard, Buell did it first.



...besides, plagiarizing and improving American products is a Japanese concept!
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Old 06-07-2001, 10:16 PM   #8
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For more detail shots see http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/d...=212131&=63976



I love the clocks - loads of information but very stylish too.



I won't be buying one though - my Cagiva Raptor would eat it for breakfast!



Having said that, it will be easier to maintain than the Raptor, and should be a more relaxed ride. It will also almost certainly cope better two-up (the Raptor has very limited pillion provision).
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Old 06-08-2001, 03:09 AM   #9
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Looks like a very nice bike - though I think it'd better come with VMax engine . Might be a good competitor to SV/Raptor if lower on a price scale, since I don't imagine myself buying a monster-styled bike with no monster-skills.. But again, I'm a sportbike rider, and my opinion on power doesn't count when all people want is a nice stable tourer which happens to look like a good monster bike.



And yes, I live much closer to Europe than to US, so I don't know about Buells, but as I said - Bulldog's not ment to be sportbike..

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Old 06-08-2001, 03:43 AM   #10
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Hey man, I'm with you. I like the Bulldog looks, but where is the performance? I don't mind that it is even a v-twin instead of the v-four, but gives us some serious HP and torque.
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