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Old 02-20-2015, 03:55 PM
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:04 PM
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Looked like a video game. And he never even got into 6th gear. Made me sick, everything is white or grey here.

What gloves was he wearing? LOL
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:07 PM
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Old 02-20-2015, 06:16 PM
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http://youtu.be/xNegxRXFFlo

Need to see a side by side comparo... BMW/RSV4/Panigale/R1
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agreed, I am sure it will happen soon enough........
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The Duc is just drop dead gorgeous. The R1 definitely has a pair of eyeballs for headlights.





Reminds me of some kind of star wars character. Doesn't look menacing.

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The R1 has grown on me (in truth the pic above is not a very flattering angle for it). Try this:


there's no denying the Duc looks great (same for the RSV4).....
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I definitely don't hate it. It just doesn't stir the soul which is typical of most Japanese bikes, IMO.
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
The R1 has grown on me (in truth the pic above is not a very flattering angle for it). Try this:
there's no denying the Duc looks great (same for the RSV4).....
I love the look of that as well

Is that the GP version? (brembo monoblocks, front forks, and carbon discs add a cool 15K probably to the R1 cost for sure)
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My 2 cents...the technology and performance is mind bending. But really what happened to the looks??? The '98 was fantastic. The '04 even better looking. I thought the '09 was ugly (sounds incredible though), the '15 is hideous...
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If Ohlins did this to the '15 model, I'd buy one.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by captainchaos View Post
My 2 cents...the technology and performance is mind bending. But really what happened to the looks??? The '98 was fantastic. The '04 even better looking. I thought the '09 was ugly (sounds incredible though), the '15 is hideous...
I personally find the 02-03 version to be the best looking; am not a fan of the bulky look of the 04+ model (notably the undertail exhaust)
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Photos like these don't really convey the design elements and the overall proportions very well, IMO. I'm thinking that it looks pretty good. Have to wait till I see one close up and personal.
I give Yamaha credit for not doing some (mostly) weird origami design. That said it's not Italian design either.
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The headlights are different.

I wonder how long it will be before the others follow suit?

Sort of like undertail exhausts.

You could do that to a VTR without too much trouble.

Couldn't be any worse than the current setup!
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:07 PM
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It's not fast enough. Needs more horsepower.

(sent from 2017 , I finally perfected my time machine)
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Yeh, I wonder where it will all end.

I doubt if many of us could thrash the R1 like we can the VTR!

Maybe that is what is so good about the VTR.
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