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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Thinkin of buying a 1000RR

Im thinkin on goin to a 1000rr.. Just wondering what riders opinions are on them? I have a buddy who loves his but he never really pushes it.. The reviews arent too great on the bike but i was wondering what everyone else thought about it?

Are there any 1000rr riders that can give me some feedback on what you like and dont like about them?

How do they handle and ride compared to my 954?

I heard the steering dampner is awsome...

Gimme some feedback plz!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-11-2004, 06:37 AM
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Best out of the crate streetbike I have ever owned & I have owned a shitload of them! In addition to having ridden all the new literbikes back to back... I chose the RR for it's extremely linear power delivery, ease of maintenance & rock solid stability very similar to the RC51.

Simple mods to the gearing, Fi & an Ohlins rear shock make it superb on all accounts.
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If you want good reviews, check out the foreign press. The 1KRR is almost unanamously motorcycle of the year.
Here in the U.S. the press loves pure power, that fast feeling, best, hence the love for the Busa, GXSR-1000 and 10R.

I own one and am now up to 5000 miles on it.
Best bike I have ever ridden, touched or seen.
In all black it is beautiful.

Dont be misled by reviews touting the RR as slow and fat. It does weigh 30lbs more than the 10R but if its moving, that weight goes away. Power wise its on par and the way the entire package is sorted out it has the ability to glide through corners at speeds most other bikes would find impossible.
Straight line its not as fast as the 10R, stock.

Racing, the 1000RR is Dominant in MotoGP except for Rossi-God, Dominant in AMA Superbike, except for Mladin and is neck and neck with the leaders in almost every other racing class with or without factory support.
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Racing, the 1000RR is Dominant in MotoGP except for Rossi-God,
Since when do they race 1000RRs (or any bike we can buy, for that matter) in MotoGP?

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LOL I saw that too, but wasn't going to say anything...
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I believe it's the RC211V in moto-gp What I find interesting is the Ten Kate honda in world superbike. I thought that it was a factory backed superbike spec rr, but it's not. It was prepped in a large honda dealer in Holland, and they are winning some races on it. Thats really got to piss ducati off, what with all their factory bikes and big name riders.
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Im still debating.. Either do some mods to the 954 or go with the 1000rr... Thinkin bout just holding off till next year but who knows..

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My 954 has light mods on it. It makin 151 at the rear wheel right now. I want the 1k more than any of ya can know BUT,,,,, I'm not willin to give up the 54. I't only the 2nd bike I bought new, The 929 got jacked after I ran out of gas, Walked 1 mile to get some. When I got back, Bang!!! gone.

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Lightbulb Mods?

What kinda mods do you have?

Ive only got a hindle bolt on and scotts steering dampner..
Just turned over 8200 miles so i think im gonna see if i can trade her in for another 54 prolly and keep the dampner and pipe for the new one!

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two bro's bolt on, P.C. IIIR, B.M.C. air filter, pair valve mod, Flapper gone, short stacks, and it's maped on race fuel @ 151rwhp. I own the shop. I can do that!!! When it's on pump gas she only makes 146rwhp

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