googolplexu : It looks like a copycat to the 600RR to me, except they made the tailsection too large. I prefer the current bodystyle over that one - but that doesnt say much either.
Hmmm. Now THAT's a thought!Skully : Taz after you buy and trade all 4 within 6 months let us know how they compare.
Mattress : Quote (googolplexu @ Aug. 07 2003, 1:41am) It looks like a copycat to the 600RR to me, except they made the tailsection too large. I prefer the current bodystyle over that one - but that doesnt say much either.
Now THAT's not very nice! If you don't want to 'hear' any of my posts, I'd invite you to NOT read them. (Or plug your ears...?)booth23 : Taz when it comes out, go down to your local stealership, stick your dick in the exhaust, hump it, and get it over with. Because I sure don't want to hear your pining over this vs. that for the next 6 months.
The '03 has no stock frame sliders, but does have Allen-keyed 1/4 Dzus fasteners. I suspect the pictured D-ring (also Dzus?) fasteners may actually come as stock on the '04.Yellar : I like it! Does the '03 come with stock frame sliders and quick release fastners like this one? Also, is that the oil bolt I see on the bottom left? Either way, those are nice stock options.
That is the fugliest RAM-air I've seen to date. And as for looks, it is truly a CBR 600RR copy.TAZ : Rumor had it Yamaha was going to add Ram Air (okay, 'cold air') induction. Other than the more fluid swingarm (VERY similar to the R6 unit), the only other obvious changes are to the tailsection plastic. IMHO, the depicted tailsection looks better than the current one, which I always found too angular and 'Jetsons'-looking.
Radial brakes don't necessarily equate to 'better brakes'.tnarinen : You may be correct about fuel injection and handling, but I haven't heard anyone saying that brakes are fine, at least at 03 they are 'worst in class' now that the Gix has radials. So if 04 R1 will have same brakes the 'worst in class' prize is quaranteed for 04. With some trying maybe they'll get that prize for other categories too