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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-06-2002, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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buy first model year of new model?

hey all,

after i saw the new R6 pictures, i think it just may be my next bike. however, it is the first year model of its complete makeover (at least cosmetically according to the pics). is it okay to buy first year of makeover?

i ask this cuz i'm not sure about bikes, but after i bought my '01 Lexus IS300, i got quite pissed when the '02 came out with a digital compass and an armrest.

anyway, does bike manufacturers make a lot of changes in the second year? (i dont really care about third year, as long as the second year is the same as the previous. it's just my personal thing)
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-06-2002, 04:17 AM
 
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Most bikes change most years!

Anything from a new paint job to a new model with almost infinite variations in between (new exhausts, frame changes such as detatchable subframes rather than welded, upgraded brake calipers/discs).

And yes, I know there are certain notable exceptions such as the Kawasaki ZX7R family which has almost never changed.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-06-2002, 04:52 AM
 
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I think if its using the same basic engine and gear box set up as the year before (may have fuel injection now, or maybe closer gearing, or slightly bigger bore) then go for it, plastic is plastic, and any problems they find later they will fix, when you buy a new model car its all new including the engine and tranny, on a bike its beefed up technology instead. plus there is so much else to go wrong on a car, bikes are simple.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-06-2002, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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hmmmmmm

this is why i'm even thinking about getting a '98 ZX7 in black or the '99 in red which is the only color i like of the ZX7.

anyway, thanx for the reply guys.
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