New bike ordered ...

Discussion in 'Other Bikes' started by Mattie660, Mar 13, 2019 at 6:15 PM.

  1. Mattie660

    Mattie660 Senior Member

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    I wanted one of these when they first came out in 2015, but thought they were a bit too extreme. Also there was a recall, and it was a new model - then later that same year McGuiness broke the TT lap record on the Fireblade. So traded my Honda VFR800 in for a Fireblade.

    Well I reckon these are good to go now, and I have tried being sensible. May as well get one before the bureaucrats ban them :D

    Not sure when delivery will be, but May is my chosen date if available.

    Introducing the Yamaha YZF-R1 :cool:

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  2. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

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    Go Mattie!;)

    On a winner there, I think. I've never had much time for Yamaha, but of late they are really producing good product, and one that I reluctantly say rivals the latest Blades. Not too long to wait, but will be an anxious time for you as we all know!
     
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  3. raphael

    raphael Elite Member

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    Keep in mind an ecu flash as helps loads with the throttle connection and low speed control according to the bloke who did mine yesterday.
    Great looking bike and sound amazing, enjoy!
     
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    tuktuk Well-Known Member

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    Lush. Great colour choice too.
     
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  5. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

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    Will be interested to learn of the riding position and ergonomics given the mileages that @Mattie660 is prone to doing. From what I have read, it's more cramped than the Blades with its higher foot pegs.
     
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    Mattie660 Senior Member

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    I will give it a go !

    I spend all day at a desk, with my legs tucked under my seat - leaning forward on my elbows, working at the computer. It is remarkably good posture training for sitting on a sportsbike ! :D
     
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    nigelrb Well-Known Member

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    What a coincidence! I do the same, although rather than working on a computer, I'm engrossed in the framed photo I made up of @Lozzy !! :cool::D:D
     
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  8. Spartan Andy

    Spartan Andy Active Member

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    Nice One Matt. Not to long to wait, Lets hope for a great 2019 riding summer.:)
     
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    How does the cat feel about having his photo replaced?
     
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    nigelrb Well-Known Member

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    Elated. But I still stroke them both!:D:D
     
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    Nice one Mattie...looking forward to your thoughts on it :)
     
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    Absolutely the right choice!
     
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  13. SimonRR

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    Nice bike :D
     
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    The cat is scared of it;):p:p:p:p upload_2019-3-14_16-16-9.gif
     
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    Nice one mattie. Are you keeping the MT10 ?

    I must admit now I have the MT10 I'm considering an R1 to go with it
     
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  16. Nytol

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    I found them very uncomfortable :(
     
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  17. exuptoy

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    Have the MT10 myself too and loved my mates R1 when I rode it. It’s that Big Bang lump.

    Enjoy your new purchase matey.
     
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  18. SimonRR

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    yeah pegs are a bit higher but I am over 6' and my long legs manage :D
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  19. paul1966

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    nice bike had a fair few early r1,s and they were ahead of any competition around at the time . nearly bought one last year but got a better deal on 1000rr . enjoy
     
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  20. exuptoy

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    That all depends on how the ergonomics suit the individual. I'm a relative short arse so the tucked pegs won't necessarily be an issue whereas reaching the floor flat footed certainly would. We're all different eh?
     
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