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Old 20th August 2008, 13:35   #361
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A friend recently took delivery of the MT-01. I have asked him to join in the discussion.
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A friend recently took delivery of the MT-01. I have asked him to join in the discussion.
Ask him to change the mirrors ASAP. Cant see anything behind with those stock mirrors - we use the mirrors from a 1300 cruiser instead.
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Even with R1 officially launched,grey market bikes are still selling in higher number as more colour options are available and cost difference is like ~2L
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Congrats to your friend, sir. I'm not too fond of the 'bazooka' cans under tail, but the bike has character. BTW are those pushrod tunnels or the more exotic bevel mechanism? Desmo??
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I'm not too fond of the 'bazooka' cans under tail,.
You should hear them while you're riding the bike - its addictive. Those pipes are meant for the rider to listen to, not for the public (not very loud).

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BTW are those pushrod tunnels or the more exotic bevel mechanism? Desmo??
Pushrod tunnels. Nothing very exotic about this engine - Cubic Capacity does all the work.
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Did he buy the official bike?
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Even with R1 officially launched,grey market bikes are still selling in higher number as more colour options are available and cost difference is like ~2L
But the 2L would be nothing when it comes to the point that the bike is completely legal with all papers+service backup+insurance which is a huge huge plus.

So its more like the additional 2L = peace of mind!

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Yup, he bought it officially from Yamaha India.
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I'm told the grey market route will continue as many customers prefer it for the safe bet it is for unaccounted cash. Indian market dynamics!!!
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I wonder when Yamaha India will open a showroom in Bombay.
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Is this a joke, that I do not get? Why would anyone "drive" a bicycle?
You ride a bike, just like you ride the wave, & ridden is a valid word.


Thank you...Finally some one... Have grown tired of people driving two-wheelers..
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Ask him to change the mirrors ASAP. Cant see anything behind with those stock mirrors - we use the mirrors from a 1300 cruiser instead.
I would like to buy the mirrors from him ,unless he wishes to giveaway or donate . . BTW where is the helmet,gloves and jacket ,dont tell he rides just with those goggles .

PS : Bikes should be ridden .

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You should hear them while you're riding the bike - its addictive. Those pipes are meant for the rider to listen to, not for the public (not very loud).

Ah, that's the trick. Tail mounted cans give better acoustics? I recall this article on the early Fireblades causing pillion rider headaches over long rides- ostensibly due to carbon monoxide fumes eddying right up to them. Don't know how they sorted that out but they did.


Pushrod tunnels. Nothing very exotic about this engine - Cubic Capacity does all the work.
They look fat. Nice and fat- reminiscent of the Norton Manx engine, if I've got it right.
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@Straight6:Yeaterday while returning from Andheri i noticed a Yamaha Showroom at malad.Its the same place which was Shakti ford,after Inorbit mall.They had ofcourse put up the R15 pics,however any news on whether they also plan to sell the imports?
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I would like to buy the mirrors from him ,unless he wishes to giveaway or donate . .
For an R1/6? Perfect fit, I think. No good on this bike, though - they're not wide enough and you dont get to see much beyond your shoulderpads. I bought 1999 XJR 1300 mirrors that were recommended by a lot of people on some MT01 user forum. Its a bit big for this bike, but serves the purpose beautifully.
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