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Re: Official pics of the 2004 R1

It is VERY stupid and not at all necessary.

But -

I WILL HAVE A BLUE ONE BY NEXT SUMMER !

My 2000 is now for sale :

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Re: Official pics of the 2004 R1

Well...I can't say I like it better than the 2002-2003 models but it's not bad looking. Certianly light years better looking than those Honda 1000 pictures floating about. It probably doesn't matter what it looks like if it's putting down that kind of power. I can forsee a lot of wrecked bikes coming. :

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Nothing new about that. Bikes only have two wheels, they fall. It's just a fact of life.
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Nothing new about that. Bikes only have two wheels, they fall. It's just a fact of life.

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They seem to fall faster and more often as horsepower goes up. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of these people crying for HP caps...I just know too many fools who will jump for this bike but are barely skilled or responsible enough to handle a 600. It's their money and their skin. Power is cool but with that much power and so little weight...that thing will be a wheelie monster to the 10th power and a bear out of the corners. : :

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i'd rather see a solo can- savea lil weight in the tail.


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I guarantee you that it will weigh less than the Honda dual cans or not. :
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Re: Official pics of the 2004 R1

Phukit~ <font color="blue">YAMAHA</font> certainly did the R1 justice in '04. I like all the goodies and the less "edgey" stylin'. The exhaust will have to grow on me but like Notto I prefer side/high mounts. I think the bike will do very well in the marketplace. That said, here's hoping <font color="red">HONDA</font> comes out with a 1,000RR.

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Very nice looking. I like the look of the cans. But it still doesn't beat the new Aprilia Mille.............
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I think that the looks are right on par with the Mille.
Performance wise - It will KICK IT'S ASS!

Mirage - I too hope Honda comes out with something worthy.
The "Liter-Bike Shootouts" will DEFINITELY be interesting next year !!!! :

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Don't forget that <font color="red"> Honda </font> originally planned to release the 929 this year. :

Thier bike will be too heavy and under powered. Sorry Mirage :
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Re: Official pics of the 2004 R1

I agree that the Mille looks really nice, but from all accounts I've read, Mille should have about 128hp at the rear wheel, or thereabouts. The R1 should have around 160 or so. Man, that is a huge difference, and I'm sure the R1 is lighter too. Now I want to see some hp figures for the new ZX-10R. That is also a nice bike. And this praise coming from a Ducati owner, at that!
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