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Old 21st June 2007, 20:36   #1
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Its a great news for Indians as yamaha has just launched the Roadstar 1700 v-twin in Bhopal followed by the mighty R1 soooooon.
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Please provide the source of your information.

Why would Yamaha launch in Bhopal rather than Mumbai or Bangalore. Rumblings have indicated that the MT-01 and the R1 were first on the list.
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Its a great news for Indians as yamaha has just launched the Roadstar 1700 v-twin in Bhopal followed by the mighty R1 soooooon.
Dont know about Bhopal....

Rumour aside - the report in the Hindu mentioned that the MT-01 will be sourced from the US, while it is NOT sold in the US (or produced there). If its coming from the US it has to be the Roadstar Warrior - BEST OF LUCK to anyone that wants to try and ride that in India. You better visit the gym first.
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BEST OF LUCK to anyone that wants to try and ride that in India. You better visit the gym first.
Ummmm.. how heavy is it?? any idea of the cost what these bikes will be sold at..

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R1 on indian roads- what a waste of time and money. Anyone who says they reach the redline and get out of second gear on that bike is lying through their teeth.
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R1 on indian roads- what a waste of time and money. Anyone who says they reach the redline and get out of second gear on that bike is lying through their teeth.
I dont think its a complete waste of time and money. There are people who already owned these and then there are people like us who wished we owned these.. If they are releasing it chances are that you will see more of these on roads than cars.. That helps in reducing traffic too
I agree to the redline part but you can be slow and still shift to 3rd.. Not further..

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Ummmm.. how heavy is it?? any idea of the cost what these bikes will be sold at..

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Its about 300 kgs, but its not just the weight. The DIMENSIONS of the bike are such that you have to be King Kong to be able to steer it on our roads. You need long legs to keep your feet on the ground, very long arms to move those handles, lots of muscles to keep the whole thing on two wheels.

Great in Dubai with its broad and straight roads, but India - I dont know.
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You need long legs to keep your feet on the ground, very long arms to move those handles, lots of muscles to keep the whole thing on two wheels.
Finally something that i buy and MCL will not be able to handle..
Kidding.

Any idea of the price any one.. ummm Any idea is this news is correct?

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The DIMENSIONS of the bike are such that you have to be King Kong to be able to steer it on our roads. You need long legs to keep your feet on the ground, very long arms to move those handles, lots of muscles to keep the whole thing on two wheels.

Looks like it has been made for Sam.
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Its a great news for Indians as yamaha has just launched the Roadstar 1700 v-twin in Bhopal followed by the mighty R1 soooooon.

Please provide the source of this information. I googled for it and it took me to an xbhp page where someone had posted about this. It could be a display bike (or so it seemed).
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It is just a display peice that the delear himself might have imported ,like the busa that was doing rounds in susuki showroom for the heat and jess release .
xbhp link - xBhp - View Single Post - Yamaha to launch Superbikes in India, R1&MT-01 confirmed

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Did you guys look at the new Yamaha ad ? The only 2 bikes shown are the MT01 and the R1. Lord pls pls let this be a sign
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