bullshit, on all accounts. There a number of people on here that can ride the R1 and the ZX10 for that matter to and beyond their potential and no the R1 is not a beast on the track its fucking gutless, heavy and slow. OH wait it is gross looking though on that you are correct but that's an opinion thingANY liter bike has more potential than anyone here. ive never ridden an 09 R1 and i think its gross looking, but its a beast on the track so that has to account for something
i paid $8900 otd back in 08 for my 08 10r.... i really wanted a ducati, but for the price i couldnt beat the 10rprobably due to the nearly $17k price tag! They were discounting it by $2k, but still $15k!!! Hard to swallow when you can go down the street and pick up a new '08 ZX-10R for $8,500.
well my R1 or any other litre bike iv owned never required downshifts either to pass. im breaking my 09 R1 per the manual and so far so good, the bike pulls good and strong down low and seems to run very well above 6K. im starting to think magicmavis had a dud. also my seat gets warm but nothing ridiculous. in my new cycleworld they had there 09 r1 showing 160HP, i do agree thats a load of bull. i do think this r1 runs good but im not going to bullshit anybody either, the 08 10R that i traded for it deffinatly would pull away in any sort of roll-on.I don't care how wonderful it is in the twisties, that's not why most people buy liter bikes. My 60 hp SV650 didn't require downshifts to pass on the highway, and there is no reason a brand new liter bike should. This just fortifies the ZX-10R's stature of being the baddest street bike on the block. Not to mention the bike is down right ugly when parked( Looks better w/ a rider on it.)
Id sure like to hit some twisty backroads with you on my gutless R1, mine sure in the hell isnt having all the trouble's like you've mentioned. sure its not the big brute the 10R is but its no slouch either. who gives a fuck if the 10R is faster, quit dwelling on it man, they are all motorcycles enjoy them
I don't care how wonderful it is in the twisties, that's not why most people buy liter bikes. My 60 hp SV650 didn't require downshifts to pass on the highway, and there is no reason a brand new liter bike should. This just fortifies the ZX-10R's stature of being the baddest street bike on the block. Not to mention the bike is down right ugly when parked( Looks better w/ a rider on it.)
Master link it DOES matter if a 1000 has power down low for many reasons as you can read my POWER REVIEW in my thread:http://www.zx-10r.net/forum/showthread.php?t=76798( in doing 1000miles in 3 days related to what I highlighted in Red in a snip it of the thread:When commuting to work I have to ride the freeways, no way around it. Shifting down 2 gears to pass a tractor trailer is completely unacceptable of any liter bike.
09 R1 Yamaha at 80 MPH requires a 4th gear to pass a tractor trailer.
ZX10 (any year) just roll the throttle on in 6th and hold on baby!
Basically I need a 1000 that has power everywhere, does the R1 I don't know never rode one but do know when the 1st Gen came out the Mags said at the time an R1 can PASS CARS WITH EASE ON THE HWY BUT THE ZX10R CAN PASS A DOZEN CARS WITH EASE and I confirmed that on my last trip.....yes many can use a GOOD 1000 even if they don't hang out in the Twisties. :wink::mrgreen:If anyone knows Hwy 5 it’s nothing more than 2 lanes long and straight FILLED WITH CARS AND BIG RIGS MIXED TOGETHER(BiG RIGs always trying to Pass each other to slow cars down :badteeth. The ZX10R carves them up and spits them out. There was no car or situation I had to wait to long to pass…….basically if BiG Rigs want to pass the 10R has so much acceleration I can pass instantaneously once they get on the fast lane…..same with cars that are doing 90mph + I can pass them to a clear lane like they are standing still and continue on my way while all the other cars get stuck behind slow cars. My old ZX9R was like that as well but the 10 is literally point and click(open the throttle) to the spot you want to be in. :thumbsup: