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Re: Official pics of the 2004 R1

Perhaps I should pay a little MORE and get the new Buell XB12R ?!?!?!?! :

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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!

[/ QUOTE ]the thing is that the mille will have 70 fp of torque off idle while the r1 does not , the mille is a twin when that is really made to compete against 750's not 1000cc I4's . Both great bikes and yes ill be going with an 04 r1 soon enough

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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 agree. the R1 certainly looks better than anything from the east, and certainly anything pierre terblanche has made, but it still has the typical japanese, busier-is-better styling and can't compete with the super-clean 2k4 RSV.

i love that inverted swing arm and thin section rear rim. ALL rims should be 5 spoke (or ten)!

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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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this may be true, but this new R1 was 'supposed' to be released in 2006, according to typical production schedule trends.

my forecast:

the honda will be heavier and less powerful than the yamaha in street trim.

the honda will be heavier and more powerful than the yamaha in race trim.


that said, i will still be faster on a 600. 180hp! not for me, thank you.

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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 agree. the R1 certainly looks better than anything from the east, and certainly anything pierre terblanche has made, but it still has the typical japanese, busier-is-better styling and can't compete with the super-clean 2k4 RSV.

i love that swing arm and rear rim. ALL rims should be 5 spoke (or ten)!

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HOLY SHAT!!!!!! :

Boy was I wrong.... [img]/wwwthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

Yamaha was just sitting in the wings letting everyone else talk about their bikes while they were quietly getting ready to release this! Geeeeeeeeeeeeeez... if it's what they say it is, this is going to be a CRAZY year for open classers.

Those pics look incredible. I can't wait to see all of the new bikes in person. :
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the honda will be heavier and more powerful than the yamaha in race trim

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That isen't even true of the current R1/954 race bikes.
I doubt that the Hnda will make more power than the R1 in any trim.
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Noud~ Hopefully we're both right and <font color="red">HONDA</font> comes through with a new RR. [img]/wwwthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
Notto~ You may be right about all out HP numbers but at least it'll be reliable at 150HP. :

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You mean you can rely on it to break down?
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That is the sexiest bike I've ever seen! Damn, I wish I didn't get an '02 R1 last December! :
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