2020 Yamaha R1...

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  1. NS400R

    NS400R Member

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    As are most of us on here. But unless you're a professional racer, you'll likely be as quick, if not quicker on the KTM. Bearing in mind it has all the toys (traction, electronic suspension, quickshifter etc) so it is the equivalent of an SP. Considering it is £11k new not £23,500, you'd need to have your head read to dismiss it out of hand ;). Sometimes we need to think a little differently.
     
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  2. Mattie660

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    That looks a bargain for someone.

    Looking at that genre of hooligan adventure bikes - Ducati Multistrada - even the baby 950 S has some go....

    Again tempting away road going sportsbike riders - as hooligan as you need for solo (and a bit of luggage) road riding....

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  3. PauloHRC

    PauloHRC Elite Member

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    I'll have to agree Nigel..... KTM is a great bike and you get a lot for the money but I'm definitely not done with sports bikes yet!!

    As long as my knees will still bend I'll be on one! ;)
     
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  4. nigelrb

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    Yep, that's the crucial factor, Paulo!!

    I'm presently doing advanced calisthenics so I can fold into the new Blade!!:D
     
  5. nigelrb

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    Alastair, we're on two different tangents here, I think. My view is that aesthetics play a great part in our purchasing decisions. For me, it's not all about 'being quick, if not quicker' on another bike, it's also about the looks, appeal, and emotional rewards a bike can offer.

    Granted, the KTM, as you point out, has all the 'aids' we have on our SPs, but for me, it fails dismally in the looks department. On your theory though, I do need my head read for choosing the 2020 Blade over the KTM, AND paying the twelve-odd grand to 'dismiss it out of hand.' I didn't blindly walk into the 2020 Honda though. I have widely posted my consideration of both the R1 and BMW S1000RR because it it those aesthetics that fuel my purchasing emotions.

    All in all, I'll fall back on my oft' repeated cliche: It's all about horses for courses.:);)
     
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  6. SimonRR

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    Talking of R1's
    Wouldn't mind this, but at £35k and only 20 made in red, i guess I will just have to wait :eek::D

    2019-Yamaha-YZF-R1-GYTR-BLUE.jpg
     
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  7. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Well-Known Member

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    I bet the red is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I was rich!
     
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  8. SimonRR

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    2019-Yamaha-YZF-R1-GYTR-Special-RHF2.jpg
     
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  9. Selmer50mark

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    Even the bike lifts are sexy :)
     
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  10. cbrbadboy

    cbrbadboy New Member

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    Is this some kind of special edition model ?

    Looks like a full race trim but why headlights ?
     
  11. SimonRR

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    Yes a special edition bike based on Endurance racing suzuka 8 hours and such, hence the lights.
    Only made 20 and £35k each :(
     
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