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HighsideHarry 02-19-2004 05:35 PM

Re: 2004 Yamaha R1
Whoa dude, I'm 68 and I ride a 2002 R1.

And I still fit on it!

HighsideHarry 02-19-2004 05:41 PM

Re: D*MN, that's S*X on 2 wheels...
'zactly. My former bike (Yamaha YZF600) needed to be wound out past 4000rpm in order to get anywhere at all, and God help you if you needed to modulate the throttle from a dead when it was cold! When I got my R1, I couldn't believe how smooth it was. In fact I tell my friends how smooth my R1 "Electric Bike" is!

sarnali 02-19-2004 07:04 PM

Re: Bike Shops are dangerous...
V-Max's are cool, I've thought about getting one from time to time, I rode a friends '84 Venture back in the '80's and was impressed with their V-four then, I know the V-Max version is way hotter than that.

The_People 02-19-2004 07:13 PM

That would be the world famous Bravo Burger. Not just squids (but the distinct smell of calimari wafts through the air) but industry-types and the occasional pro racer have been known to show up.

LA has one on Wednesday nights, too, but I forget the location.

fastoldman 02-19-2004 08:46 PM

Re: Are ya sure?
what is this 'cept one'? i didn't think you knew me well enough to exclude me yet

Buzglyd 02-20-2004 03:01 AM

Isn't Bravo Burger in Huntington Beach or Costa Mesa or something like that?

Mmmm Calimari.............

seruzawa 02-20-2004 03:13 AM

Re: Are ya sure?
" 'cept one" refers to the one and only dispenser of voluminous links to and other idiot websites, you know, the guy who thinks John Kerry is going to beat up on special interests. The motorcycle expert with 17K miles of experience who never revs his engine past 9000 rpm.

All others are welcome.

sarnali 02-20-2004 07:34 AM

I had alder smoked salmon fettucine at our local eye-tie joint last night, with mussels in garlic butter and a cheeky little Asti Spumanti to wash it down with...........Urp

Abe_Froman 02-20-2004 08:00 AM

Re: Damn you, MO!
Dude she is a slizzy.

Rachel Leigh Cook is the kind of girl I would want at the altar and in the pre-natal ward as well as in my bed.

caderider 02-20-2004 08:12 AM

Re: D*MN, that's S*X on 2 wheels...
You oughta try that new Gold Wing. Pretty dern smooth

caderider 02-20-2004 08:19 AM

Re: 2004 Yamaha R1
Yep - in CT had the new 'Wing out for it's first jaunt. 39 degrees and loving it LOL

captainwhoopass 02-20-2004 10:01 AM

Huntington Beach, on Beach Blvd.

johnnyb 02-20-2004 10:13 AM

Re: Reality check.
Oh shut up.

nweaver 02-20-2004 12:20 PM

Having ridden a TT600..
On various demo rides, having ridden a near-top 600 supersport (lets face it, the difference between the second tier triumph and the first tier japanese are pretty close), I did not find the peaky engine much of a liability (so you have to shift a little bit), and not having the "oh dear god" power is a plus in my book.

I hardly ever use all 95 hp from my VFR (once or twice I've done a "0 to OH BLEEP" run on freeway onramps, thats it), I know I could never use the >150hp from the top tier litrebikes. Just knowing that there is the ability to do power-wheelies at freeway speed is NOT conducive to my own rider comfort.

TatdNPrcd 02-20-2004 12:38 PM

How many times have YOU read this article?
Or watched the videos?

I find myself coming back to this story time and time again. On first review I scanned, watch a couple vids and declared to myself that the CBR1000RR appeals to me more by both site and sound and I went on about my life waiting for the shootout for more fun. Then I actually read the article. Well done Yamaha.

After reading it again, watching and listening to all the videos and checking out more pics then going back to the CBR story I came back to the new R1 and found myself agreeing with the many lustful comments that have been posted about it.

Man this is a sweet bike! I just got through showing my wife the 100 mph wheelie for the third time and had no doubts what she meant when she said, "No." and walked away. I guess I'm back to lusting after the FZ-6 again.

You guys really should limit the number of times a guy can read one of these reviews. It would make my life a lot easier. :-)

kawazuki 02-21-2004 10:43 AM

Re: 2004 Yamaha R1
Nobody makes anything perfectly the first time. Or, ever, for that matter.

Yeah, I'm just going to rent. I'm not real interested in living in SoCal permanently. I'd hate to have to give up my AK for good.

We'll have to go crash the MO offices some day. :)


Ursius 02-25-2004 07:38 AM

Re: 2004 Yamaha R1 ... Electronic
Yes Quite right. The EFI is very smooth and precise! Good point. Touche!

jmeyn 02-26-2004 04:42 AM

Re: and another thing...
The 1st gear ratio mentioned in the article gives 97 MPH, hardly low gearing. With Sean aboard (220 lb), the CBR can't quite pull 1 G acceleration at that ratio. For a 150# rider, the CBR will pull 1 G up to 100 MPH in first gear! If all four super-litre-bikes were geared for 100 MPH in first, they'd have practically identical 1 G acceleration. The difference would be their (and the rider's) ability to smoothly apply all that thrust to the ground while the clutch is feathered for launch.

DesertwolfZR7 02-29-2004 05:37 AM

Re: 2004 Yamaha R1
There are many of us Sandy Eaiggs frying thier brain on here. Give us a shout when you get settled in.

"Gravity's a myth, the Earth sucks....."

mark896 03-05-2004 06:43 AM

Re: 2004 Yamaha R1
I've got 100 miles on my 04 R1. As for the brakes, guys have you ever heard of a smooth surface against a smooth surface makes for long stops. It should take you about 250 miles to scrub your brakes in. I promise you thay will preform better! keep the rubber side down-- later

SRMark 03-09-2004 03:40 AM

Re: 2004 Yamaha R1
I still fit but my legs don't bend. I move like Hank Hill's father.

Alaskan18724 03-10-2004 10:36 AM

Re: Bike Shops are dangerous...
Shoulda latched onto the FJ, dude.

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