King of Oilernation
Anyone heard any rumors or updates on what Yammy proposes for the R1 on '06, especially given it is their 50th anniversary?
Unbelievable news! Especially considering the R1 has had an underseat exhaust since 2004. :cheerscrazymofo said:I was told that they finally put underseat exhaust on the 2006 R6, but don't know if it is true or not.
Well,I guess the pics of the new R1-LE answered that !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.
I'm drooling over the R1-SP model.... but's its only available in Europe. :rolleyescoolatula said: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.
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.crazymofo said:Holy shit!!! I was expecting 13K or so, but 18K!!! That is nuts!