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post #1 of 27 Old 01-21-2004, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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1000RR @ Willow Springs

Was up at the Streets of Willow on 01-19, and spotted a couple of Cycle World riders/writers sporting some new '04 models. During the morning session, they were sporting a pair of Gixers and a Triumph.

After lunch they brought out the new kid (CBR1000RR) on the block. From what I saw of it; pretty impressive. Looks as though, this was they're first day on it so they didn't want to toss it to hard.

Seemed to have plenty torque, since one of the riders was pulling power wheelies out of the skid pan on to the straight, with out any effort. Once they got into the mix w/ other riders during the sessions, it seemed to hold its own w/ the Gixxer & R1's out in the crowd. Like I said, it seemed as though they just broke it out of the crate, so they didn't seem to push it too hard.

I know most of you guys will want numbers and such, but I thought I'd throw this out as a simple observation......
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Cool. One magazine test mentioned the exhaust note sounded great at full tilt. Did you notice it?

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Re: 1000RR @ Willow Springs

one of the guys over at 600RR.net was there.

See this LInk

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Re: 1000RR @ Willow Springs

looks like the seat cowls might even be in production already................cool if they are. no waiting.

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Re: 1000RR @ Willow Springs

This might be dumb, but I hope those aren't real vents, if they are, I hope there's proper "draining methods" to get water out of the tailsection, otherwise there might be problems.
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Re: 1000RR @ Willow Springs

what storage?, the only thing under there is the muffler / silencer, hence the venting.

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what storage?, the only thing under there is the muffler / silencer, hence the venting.
Yeah, there's like enough room in my RR's truck for like an ID and a CC, thats it!
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what storage?, the only thing under there is the muffler / silencer, hence the venting.
No, but if it's anything like the 600, the battery will get drenched
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No, but if it's anything like the 600, the battery will get drenched
i understand completely. i know some of the street clowns over at 600rr.net were removing huge chunks of the undertail. when removing the rear seat or cowl you could see straight thru to your feet.

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Yeah, there's like enough room in my RR's truck for like an ID and a CC, thats it!
seriously, my cell phone barely fits.

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seriously, my cell phone barely fits.
When I first got the thing last week, I am thinking... "hmm, lets see what I can fit in here..." Gees, I don't know if I'd wanna put a PCIII back there...
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When I first got the thing last week, I am thinking... "hmm, lets see what I can fit in here..."
Please stop your story there!

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but... but... I did stop!
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Re: 1000RR @ Willow Springs

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Cool. One magazine test mentioned the exhaust note sounded great at full tilt. Did you notice it?
I cant remember what a 929/954 sounded like stock, but the 1000 does have a nice growl to it....

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Re: 1000RR @ Willow Springs

Awesome looker. I really like the new MoTeC copy dash. Little tiny complaint, man that rear brake reservoir is in a stupid spot. Why run the thing all the way up to the rear cowl??



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