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View Poll Results: yamaha R1/ Ducati 999
Yamaha R1 27 84.38%
Ducati 999 5 15.63%
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Old 20th January 2006, 09:02   #16
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No man. Right now the Chinese are up trying to prove that they discovered America with some forged 16th century map. Google for more information.
Perhaps they did....they're one of the oldest civilizations in the world and what makes one think that America was discovered only when the Europeans decided to look for India? Dont forget that both India and China knew that the world was round and had charted the solar system a few thousand years before the Europeans found that the oceans dont drop off the edge of the world into the mouths of waiting dragons.

What we learn today is through European eyes. We forget our heritage while the Chinese cherish theirs. That is why we lack self respect and they are full of confidence. That is why we suck up to any 'gora' regardless of his background while the Chinese are trying to beat the 'gwai low' (white ghost) at his own game. SO what if they ape them now? If they learn soon enough the apeing process would be reversed.

Abhimaan is a lot more than Amitabh Bachchan's first movie.

Enough of lets get back to the board.

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Old 20th January 2006, 10:32   #17
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Japanese Samurais fought for honor - whether their own or of their masters, were bound by a code of honor, were disciplined, efficient (even as killing machines) and served loyally till their death.
That's the sunny side up. Power corrupts, no matter which country. I have extensively studied Samurai history, they were no less corrupt, squeezed farmers to death, back-stabbed and played power politics to the hilt. Once the Tokuguwa Shogunate brought peace to the country, even Samurai grew fat and lazy and become mere administrators. But they were able to get their bearings back and grew into a great military power once they were cornered by Americans in the later part of 19th century. And once again into a great economic power after getting thrashed in WW2.

Anyway, what is this got to do with motorbikes?

I'd pick the Yamaha for the simple reason that it is called a Samurai in the title. Yeah, call me biased.
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Old 20th January 2006, 12:28   #18
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Hey i thought we were on team-bhp.com & not historychannel.com....
Please come back to bikes now.....
Its going to be a YAM R1 for sure.....i.e if u want performance & looks...
But if want to be called by your bikes name then it is the DUCATI for sure...

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Old 21st January 2006, 02:20   #19
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Hey i thought we were on team-bhp.com & not historychannel.com....
Please come back to bikes now.....
Its going to be a YAM R1 for sure.....i.e if u want performance & looks...
But if want to be called by your bikes name then it is the DUCATI for sure...

you just gave me a solid reason to go for Ducati. It rhymes with my name.

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Old 23rd February 2006, 03:46   #20
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Looks like Ducati's price is a big turn off. Is it?
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Old 23rd February 2006, 21:13   #21
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in the first place you shouldnt even compare a japanese superbike to an italian babe....its like comparin a nsx to a f360...they are diff in their own respective ways. tried the agusta 750 yest...wooohooo....neva makes me wana ride a jap bike again....
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in the first place you shouldnt even compare a japanese superbike to an italian babe....its like comparin a nsx to a f360...they are diff in their own respective ways. tried the agusta 750 yest...wooohooo....neva makes me wana ride a jap bike again....

I had the same experience at the TOronto Motorcycle show some months ago.

I sat on the R1 and was extremely charmed. then came the time for Ducati and dude believe me I wouldnt wanna get down that bike for my whole life.
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in the first place you shouldnt even compare a japanese superbike to an italian babe....its like comparin a nsx to a f360...they are diff in their own respective ways. tried the agusta 750 yest...wooohooo....neva makes me wana ride a jap bike again....
But still................R1 simply Rocks.........
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Old 24th February 2006, 23:22   #24
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well y dun u give the agusta or a duke 998 or 999 a try and we'll see...heh ofcourse the R1 rocks...but italians rock even more...just like the prices...the only italian beauty i could afford and owned was the monster 400...haiz...gunnin for the 4 y.o agusta 750...but i could buy a 10 yo 318 is coupe for that price here...confused!

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But still................R1 simply Rocks.........
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Hmmmmmmmmm, Choices choices. I hate choices.

They are good in their own rights. I actually would not want to offend either of the bikes by choosing one over the other. I would prefer both.

Can somone buy one for me.
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Old 28th February 2006, 02:31   #26
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Ducati although slower and lower rev's would be quicker on the turns. I've ridden both these motorcycles. I was gonna buy a Ducati 996 before i settled down for a Katana (which is never close to any of these), and it has a lot of torque low down. Coming out of a turn its easy to beat the R1, however the R1 or any litre bike with four cyl's will simply eat the Italian.
GSX1000R will eat the Ninja ZX10 will eat the CBR1000RR will eat the R1. Get the ranking people
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I think its times the Italians Strike back with powerful engines.
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Japanese any day, reliability, if you have a lot of patients they go for italian

The 350Z cant lean...
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Even if I had the money to buy a Duc,I will buy a Jap Bike (GSXR1000 ) and trick it out. To me the European bikes always came across as being more show and no go. I still donot understand what quality a European bike holds when it needs more servicing and maintenance than a Jap. Just my .02$
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Even if I had the money to buy a Duc,I will buy a Jap Bike (GSXR1000 ) and trick it out. To me the European bikes always came across as being more show and no go. I still donot understand what quality a European bike holds when it needs more servicing and maintenance than a Jap. Just my .02$

European bikes are to Japanese bikes what EUropean cars are to Jap cars.

COmpare a Beemer to Honda or a Ducati to Yamaha, the comparision works out to be the same.
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