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09 R1 is not for me

I went to the yami dealer to check out the 09 R1...I think its uglier than mick jagger and It seemed pretty hefty too.It maybe an awesome bike but i couldnt own one.
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I went to the yami dealer to check out the 09 R1...I think its uglier than mick jagger and It seemed pretty hefty too.It maybe an awesome bike but i couldnt own one.
I agree...takes a lot of heat off the 08 blade styling doesn't it? The blade has grown on me since.
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Re: 09 R1 is not for me

I wouldn't say no if someone gave me one, but it would definatly go trade it in for something else

I think between late 2003 and 2007 were the years for best looking bikes. The B1H 636 has the best looking front end.

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Wow, they did bulk it up.

I think it's almost impossible to top the '05/'06 R1, but they took a huge step in the wrong direction.



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...but they took a huge step in the wrong direction.
Most manufacturers are IMO.

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I'd hit it
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Re: 09 R1 is not for me

I think its not all about the way it looks, the performance seems to be there, that to me is number one, I was at the rock store this Sunday and there was a guy with one, we were listening to the way it sounded with a set of termis and man it sounded sweet, If i was in the market for a 4 banger I'd probably end up with the Yamaha over the new blade, I just cant get over the oil issue, Altho i think the new blade does look better than any other 4 banger out there, but next time i go dump my cash it will be between a RC8 or 1198s what can i say i love twins...

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Re: 09 R1 is not for me

Peformance is basically a non issue between these new bikes for the average joe.So style and reliability takes the cake for me.I might be with you on the twin thing.If i had the cash the aprillia would probly get it.
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Peformance is basically a non issue between these new bikes for the average joe..
I must agree..

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Re: 09 R1 is not for me

wow! me too agree too...but just compare the initiating capacity in both the models then tell which one is as much better than other


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Re: 09 R1 is not for me

i feel the same way, don't care for the new bodies on yam and honda. if i was looking to drop a load of dough on something i think i'd rock the rc8 as well.. just too pretty to pass up..
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Re: 09 R1 is not for me

I have to say I agree wholeheartedly; the new R1 is going to be an acquired taste. Those headlights just make it look, well...



I actually have been looking at an '00 R1 in Red/White/Black, to replace my '00 929RR in Red/White, and seeing that new R1, wow...
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Re: 09 R1 is not for me

new r1 doesnt make good power.. just delivers it better.. i think its sick looking as soon as the exhaust huggers are gone and they made the front sfairing more efficient with the ram air in the head lights.
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Re: 09 R1 is not for me

some companies are improving the looks of their bikes like the 1198 and the streetfighter.

they are the best looking bikes i have ever seen, and they have the power to match, pity i don't have the coins
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Re: 09 R1 is not for me

the only thing i dont like on the 09 r1 is the pipes but that can be changed,having previously owned a 99 r1 and loved every minute of riding it, still edges out the blades looks just .
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