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View Poll Results: Do you own an R1 or R6???
R1 82 33.33%
R6 84 34.15%
Would like to own '03 R1 26 10.57%
Would like to own '03 R6 54 21.95%
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post #21 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-02-2003, 01:30 AM
 
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3 weeks since I have a new 2003 blue R1... FR
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post #22 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-02-2003, 02:26 PM
 
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R 1 is mine, I love the damn thing, it keeps you honest at track days, in fact it really is too much power, I have almost lost the rear more than once coming out of a turn and grabbing a handfull of throttle, love that goosey little tail sqirm she makes....... everybody says that an R6 would be better for track days, but damn I would hate to be wiped on the straits by the liter bikes, so I guess i'll stay with THE ONE...........
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post #23 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-18-2003, 12:03 AM
 
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Got the R1 cos of the Yamaha insurance thing.

Wanted a 600 hundred but couldnt get insured (at least not at a reasonable rate).

Would love to try a 6 though
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post #24 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-20-2003, 02:55 AM
 
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Well i'll pick up my new 03 r6 saturday
reasons why i chose it. I like 600's they fit me well at 5'9" 160lbs.
wanted fuel injection.
loved the looks. like the front end better then the r1, i want to learn to take the twists better
the black with red flaes caught my eye.
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post #25 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-07-2003, 12:45 AM
 
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Anyone mind explaining the "Yamaha insurance thing?" Does factory provided insurance coverage allow for a rider to ride a literbike cheaper than the average means? I am greatly interested, please help me out!

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post #26 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-07-2003, 04:12 AM
 
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In 2002 Yamaha had a load of 2001 R1's left over. To sell them they came up with an insurance deal.

They have now extended this to cover all Yamaha bikes.

This is happening in the UK, not sure about the rest of the world.

This link explains it. http://uk.yme.com/page.cfm?pageID=62504
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post #27 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-07-2003, 02:26 PM
 
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All I can say is, you are some lucky people over there in the UK. Yamaha is pretty smart for offering that. I am guessing in the sue-happy U.S.A., that program will never be implemented. Too bad!

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post #28 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-07-2003, 11:07 PM
 
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It got to a point over here where unless you had years of no claims on insurance there was no way the companies would even give you a quote. Even though I have been riding for 17 years I had not owned a bike for 4 and therefore I couldnt get a quote for an R6. A CBR6 was gonna be 1250 which is 700 more than I pay for a BMW M3.

The M/C manufacturers saw this and realised they were loosing sales and instead of dropping the price Yamaha came up with this.

Unfortunately there have been a rut of "ambulace chasing" law firms advertising recently to sue if you have an accident. Even the guys who run track days are being sued.

So I think that we may be in the same situation soon.
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post #29 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-08-2003, 06:18 PM
 
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Do you have a R6 or R1?
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post #30 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-08-2003, 06:26 PM
 
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Just got a new 2003 R6 today.....

and man is it sweet. Didn't get to ride it much today, since the temp was in the 30's. Weekend's lookin pretty nice though.....mid 70's. Can't wait to get a feel for her.
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