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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-22-2009, 04:19 AM
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How is the new Yamaha down in 7th?


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'cuz it's fugly.

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That Yamaha is now my A-10 Warthog.


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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-22-2009, 11:20 AM
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That has been the common thought for years. You really do have to wonder why they jumped into the 675 and left the big bore market unexplored.
Maybe with the 1198 Duc it'll come back around with a 1200 Daytona (again).

I still think it's cheating when they're over a liter.

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I can see your point, Spiked and in some ways, I do feel that there are issues with the "equalization." Calling an 848 a "middleweight" seems silly...Still, I think a large bore triple could be a great bike. I'll leave S1's hyperbole alone and simply point to Triumph's success in the hotly contested middleweight class. I'm lucky enough to own a lot of different engine configurations and the triple is just a wonderful streetbike engine.
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wait a minute, i smell a pay-off. i can believe the ape is good, but not THAT good...? what criteria is the win based on...? engine performance...? top speed...? braking...? value...? lap times...? anybody got an english link to all the particulars...? or do we have to wait for the cycleworld reprint.

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I can see your point, Spiked and in some ways, I do feel that there are issues with the "equalization." Calling an 848 a "middleweight" seems silly...Still, I think a large bore triple could be a great bike. I'll leave S1's hyperbole alone and simply point to Triumph's success in the hotly contested middleweight class. I'm lucky enough to own a lot of different engine configurations and the triple is just a wonderful streetbike engine.
I just have issue with the one liter barrier... The 848 against 600's is still silly IMHO...

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okay, here's some particulars gleaned from the vast casm that is the internet. take this with a grain of salt since i can neither confirm nor deny the accuracy of this info. but 2 seconds faster than both an R1 and an 1198 at misano is hard to debunk... especially when you consider misano is ducati home turf. one would think the TC equipped V12 a lock...?

for top speed we have:
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Yamaha 237 Km/h
Kawasaki 237
Suzuki 238
Honda 240
MV 237
Aprilia 235
Ducati 235
KTM 229

for lap times we have:
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Aprilia RSV-4 1.45.367
Suzuki GSX-R 1000 1.46.500
Honda CBR 1000 RR ABS 1.46.866
KTM RC8 R 1190 1.46.966
Kawasaki ZX-10R 1.47.067
MV Augusta F4 1078 1.47.234
Ducati 1198 S DTC 1.47.234
Yamaha YZF R1 1.47.733

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Top speed in the course or top speed overall? 'cuz 237km/h isn't that hard to hit on a literbike.

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