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Old 13th September 2008, 17:11   #1
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Default The 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 - Back with a 'Big Bang'

It's official.The all new 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 is here.


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Old 13th September 2008, 23:32   #2
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good info man!!!! loved the new looks!! especially the rear...looks killer!!! hope it will be a big bang in the market too!!! GO!!!!!!!!!YAMAHA!!!!
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All the Specs of the 09 seem to be same compared to the 2008 R1, only difference of a longer bore and shorter stroke , and 09 weighs 30 kgs(Dry v/s wet weight?) more than 08 R1 , So will power be sacrificed?

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All the Specs of the 09 seem to be same compared to the 2008 R1, only difference of a longer bore and shorter stroke , and 09 weighs 30 kgs(Dry v/s wet weight?) more than 08 R1 , So will power be sacrificed?

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Don't be so sure. They haven't given the power figures of the '09 and the bike has a new engine as well.
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Old 18th September 2008, 17:33   #5
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yes its a big bang entry, real mascular looks though not a appreciable chnage still its r1 has to be rocking
so In India we might get it next year (officialy)
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looks wonderful

Anyone notice the price? 12,500$ that comes to about 5-6Lacs. Its 13lacs on road here
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All the Specs of the 09 seem to be same compared to the 2008 R1, only difference of a longer bore and shorter stroke , and 09 weighs 30 kgs(Dry v/s wet weight?) more than 08 R1 , So will power be sacrificed?

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Thats funny coz as years pass technology should help stuff get lighter.
30kg is too much. Typo?
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Old 18th September 2008, 19:06   #8
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In my opinion, the '09 R1 falls flat on its face when it comes to looks, especially when viewed from head on and front three-quarters. Looks bug-eyed (check pic). eecks, why did Yamaha had to do that and ruin one of the most beautiful bikes of all times.
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That is one killer bike. The red line with the black makes it more attractive to look at.
Wudn't the price be a little more than the current R1?
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That is one killer bike. The red line with the black makes it more attractive to look at.
Wudn't the price be a little more than the current R1?
it is! The 2008 R1 11.5lacs on road while the 2008 is 13.5
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Hidious.The the current 2008 R1 is way better to look at.seems they were too inspired by the new 1000RR.
Out of all the current superbikes i found the R1 the best of them all to look at.and now.eeeuh!
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listen to it Video: See and hear the 2009 Yamaha R1 in action - Motorcycle News
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Despite all the shortcomings mentioned it will still be faster than the previous gen, no doubt because of high torque afforded by the unique firing order.
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If it sounds anything like the motoGP M1, then expect a drop in sales.

The music is gone....and with it, the romance of the inline4 superbike. It sounds rough.
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I loved it. By itself it sounds good.

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