The first OP that doesn't drink the Koolaid or has something somewhat negative to say gets to be a troll?....motorcycles are highly subjective. If you can't handle it then ban my ass from the forum.
I never said the R1 isn't good. All I am saying is Yamaha needs a revamp.
The mods were the usual plus Ohlins Carts. & Shock, Graves system, velocity stacks PC3r, dyno tuned Pirelli SC dot race. That's what it needed.
Maybe not much $ for rich boys that are sponsored...but a lot for me.
All I can say when stock Suzuki 750 can run Group A pace with street tires and be almost as fast as my decked out R1 then somethings got to give. Imagine what the gixxer is going to do when I drop $4k on it and put race rubber...it's fast I tell you.
Bikes have evolved. Yamaha needs to evolve a bit too. R1 is a great bike.
Last edited by R1_Crazy; 11-21-2012 at 08:30 PM.