We have a look at French mag - Motorevue's - take on Yamaha's flagship sportsbike
THEY'VE ALREADY put out what they think the 2009 ZX-6R is going to look like, now here's what the French are saying the next generation Yamaha R1 is going to appear as.
The French lads are saying that the bike is, apart from being smaller and faster, being considered for a 'big bang' style motor with more power allied with easier delivery. Oh, and they say it'll look like the MotoGP bike too.
Not so sure we like the picture as much as the ZX-6R though.
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I like it, all but the nose cone.
As long as theres an improvement ill be changing my 07 R1 for the new 09 R1 when it arrives
Posted: 29/07/2008 at 17:54
I'll asked at local dealer last week if he had any information etc about the new R1, after seeing that I don't think I'll bother, my current one is less than a year old with 2.3k on the clock.
Why couldn't they have made it to resemble the current M1 race bike, with a similar exhaust to the M1, instead of the hideous Blade type.
This could be the first model of Yamaha 1000 I'll not have since the original Genesis of 1987.
Posted: 29/07/2008 at 18:41
This is the new R1
Posted: 29/07/2008 at 20:23
I likes that. Yes I agree it looks similar to the Blade but they've done a better job IMHO.
Those pillion pegs and no plate hangar would have to go though.
Saying that MCN pic last week is probably nearer.
Don't think I'll be buying one new anyhow. I'll wait until the used ones appear. It only takes a couple of months before some joker decides he/she must have it then changes his/her mind after they've run it in.
Posted: 30/07/2008 at 01:30
It looks unbalanced to me, like a bouncer with a big chest and arms and skinny lucky legs ...
or this ...
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R1 loon wrote (see)
Cant say I like that at all and I love the origial underseat can 04 R1..
The cans look like the ones of the MV Augusta
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