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Anyone heard any rumors or updates on what Yammy proposes for the R1 on '06, especially given it is their 50th anniversary?
 

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I was told that they finally put underseat exhaust on the 2006 R6, but don't know if it is true or not.
 

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crazymofo said:
I was told that they finally put underseat exhaust on the 2006 R6, but don't know if it is true or not.
Unbelievable news! Especially considering the R1 has had an underseat exhaust since 2004. :cheers

The 06 will be introduced in Sept at the Milan show.
 

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Wonder if Yamaha has considered the "Bumble Bee" race colors as a limited edition?
Then when I get rich I could buy an R6,an R1 and a KR RZ350 in the same paint scheme and have a matched set.
 

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coolatula said:
Wonder if Yamaha has considered the "Bumble Bee" race colors as a limited edition?
Then when I get rich I could buy an R6,an R1 and a KR RZ350 in the same paint scheme and have a matched set.
Well,I guess the pics of the new R1-LE answered that !
Truely an awesome looking bike and I bet it runs even better than it looks.
 

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Well,I guess the pics of the new R1-LE answered that !
Truely an awesome looking bike and I bet it runs even better than it looks.
I'm drooling over the R1-SP model.... but's its only available in Europe. :rolleyes

But the bike looks totally tits, doesn't it?



Check them gold-anodized muffler tips:

 

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That SP model looks SICK! I digg it!
 

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The Limited R1 will be $18,000 for those interested.
Holy shit!!! I was expecting 13K or so, but 18K!!! That is nuts!
 

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crazymofo said:
Holy shit!!! I was expecting 13K or so, but 18K!!! That is nuts!
The only thing I can say is that the added front and rear Ohlins and Marchesini rims alone costs about $5400. I know because I have both of these items on my '05 R1. So, add a slipper clutch as well to a bike that in non-LE form is already 11,299 and you have about $17,500. Pretty close to what the parts cost to add. I'm not defending Yamaha, but they certainly aren't trying to lose money on the LE.
 

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18k for a R1 is ridiculous.
Then I guess 30k for a Ducati is absurd?? It's all relative to the buyer and their desire/financial status. For some, 18k is peanuts.
 

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Yamaha never ceases to amaze me with thier bikes.


YAMAHA OWNS!!! - That bike looks hot damn sexy!
 

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Then I guess 30k for a Ducati is absurd?? It's all relative to the buyer and their desire/financial status. For some, 18k is peanuts.
That wouldn't include me. I am a poor bastard! :(
 

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crazymofo said:
That wouldn't include me. I am a poor bastard! :(
Yeah, it must suck living on a yaught!
 
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