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Old 11-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Melbourne Australia - home of the R1

I must have seen 30 of them in the CBD today. That might seem like many, but I think I've seen 12 in the last two months back in Brisbane.

They''re a swarm in Melbourne.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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that's a shit load than i normally ever see in a year minus the squadron rides or the convention. if i could those out, i probably see less than 10 in a year.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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yah dude.. thats a buttload of R1s... never see that out here...

though i am starting to see a few more crossplanes... always good to see the family!
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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Heaps in Melb.
Hope all went good for ya mate.
Are you back in Qld already?
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:22 PM   #5
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At the airport TC. All went well by the sound of it. Got to wait to hear but I have a good feeling.
I'm still stunned at the amount of R1's both mobile and stationary I saw today. There's obviously a big/good Yamaha dealer in Melbourne.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #6
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There's obviously a big/good Yamaha dealer in Melbourne.
That or Suzuki owns 90% of the cargo ships headed to the US. Can't swing a dead squid around here without hitting a stack of them. Although I must admit that Californians have slightly better taste than some places in the States I've been stationed. Most R1s I've seen along with Ducs, Apes and the odd MV.


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Old 11-11-2012, 09:55 PM   #7
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There are about 5 or 6 Yamaha dealers around IIRC.
Yamaha city is in Elizabeth street, along with Melb Ducati, Cosway Kawasaki, Peter Stevens, and a heap of others.
Elizabeth street is the bike Mecca of Melbourne.
Safe trip back to Pimptopia, and I hope to catch up with you next time you're down here.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #8
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Plenty of all makes in Melbourne, you just had to look through the bike park at Phillip Island GP the other week. Of the 14 mates that went to Tassie this year 6 rode R1s.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:49 AM   #9
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come to the bris northside mate, 5 Black 06' ravens in my suburb alone, everywhere I go im seeing R1's, plenty down around Enoggera too AJ's like to go fast it seems
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:05 AM   #10
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come to the bris northside mate, 5 Black 06' ravens in my suburb alone, everywhere I go im seeing R1's, plenty down around Enoggera too AJ's like to go fast it seems
I tried to keep up with 06 Raven about 4 months ago. Up the front of Glorious. Fu*k me that guy could peddle.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:26 PM   #11
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I must have seen 30 of them in the CBD today. That might seem like many, but I think I've seen 12 in the last two months back in Brisbane.

They''re a swarm in Melbourne.
I'm a Brisbane R1er

Melbourne has a lot more bikes in general. I will be down there in a couple of weeks speaking at a conference!
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:51 PM   #12
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I'm a Brisbane R1er

Melbourne has a lot more bikes in general. I will be down there in a couple of weeks speaking at a conference!
Where about are you? I'm in the Western Suburbs.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:56 PM   #13
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Having driven around Brisbane before, it's no wonder people don't ride bike round there
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:59 PM   #14
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Where about are you? I'm in the Western Suburbs.
I'm in Bracken Ridge and about to ride down your way to Kenmore.

I assume you're a bit wet right now? http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR663.loop.shtml
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #15
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I'm in Bracken Ridge and about to ride down your way to Kenmore.

I assume you're a bit wet right now? http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR663.loop.shtml
Not yet, but I can see it coming. It's spitting here at the moment.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:40 AM   #16
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Well I went out in that storm. Bad idea.
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I did not. You ok?
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:18 AM   #18
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Went for a spin up to Yea today, nice 230km round trip. No R1's spotted, plenty of Harley Fergusons with guys riding the lead bikes wearing a Fluoro vest. WTF is wrong with people that they need to have a leader in a vest, if I wanted to be told what to do and where to go I would take my wife for a drive in the car.


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Old 11-17-2012, 01:26 AM   #19
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I did not. You ok?
Yeah sure, visibility was down to about 20kph safe speed for a while, but otherwise just a bit damp.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:31 AM   #20
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Nice one mate. I had a friend jet skiing this morning.
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