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Old 11-28-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Considering new R1...issues to be aware of?

I have an 08 R1 and thinking about upgrading to a 2013. Any issues that I should be aware of before getting the new set of keys? How do you guys like the newer models? I didn't realize that when I bought my bike in 08, that yamaha was coming out with a brand new version the next year. Is there a major revamp on the horizon for 2014 models in that I should wait another year? Just trying to collect thoughts before I fork over $13k in cash. Thanks
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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rumor has it, it will be new in 2014
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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It's gonna lose one cylinder...
so the rumors say anyway
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:29 PM   #7
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Aw shit.

I'd think there will be another touch up on the crossplane with nothing major, and then when Rossi retires he'll help with whatever gen that is for WSBK.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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I have an 08 R1 and thinking about upgrading to a 2013. Any issues that I should be aware of before getting the new set of keys? How do you guys like the newer models? I didn't realize that when I bought my bike in 08, that yamaha was coming out with a brand new version the next year. Is there a major revamp on the horizon for 2014 models in that I should wait another year? Just trying to collect thoughts before I fork over $13k in cash. Thanks


the only issue i see is youll never want another bike once u throw a leg over!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:14 PM   #9
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:23 AM   #10
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Jerky throttle, fixed with an ECU flash.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:13 AM   #11
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:28 AM   #12
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Both have different very different personality. With the same mods the power is pretty much the same. You have to ride the bikes differently because of the power delivery. I like the both but like the 08 more. I would like to see a lighter and more powerful r1.


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Old 11-30-2012, 12:17 AM   #13
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If you do a lot of road riding, first things first get the bike suspended to your weight, the only issue the jerky clutch engagement but a graves clutch plate kit is cheap and well worth it
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:28 AM   #14
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not sure why people complain so much about the throttle being jerky, but i was riding an Aprilia RSv 1000 which is a V-twin and most of the torque is down low so the feel of it seems quite tame to me.

the engine breaking on the other hand, can be scary if fully unaware as i was when i first rode a R1 in my life when i purchased my 2012 R1. the sound the cross plane is amazing and by all means very strong at the top end and i havent even flashed my bike yet! see if they let you take a 2012 for a test ride and you'll be able to make a more educated decision, just my .02
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:46 AM   #15
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I rode a 2011 RSV factory and I felt the throttle less jerky then the 2011 R1.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:19 AM   #17
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fwiw, we still have our '07 Project R1 and find it hard to want to trade for a Crosser. Got to ride a 2013 at the local Yami dealer and it didn't flip that " gotta have it" switch like we thought it might.
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That said, our local guys havent had any issues with their 09+ bikes...


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fwiw, we still have our '07 Project R1 and find it hard to want to trade for a Crosser. Got to ride a 2013 at the local Yami dealer and it didn't flip that " gotta have it" switch like we thought it might.
Holding breath for NEW R1..

That said, our local guys havent had any issues with their 09+ bikes...


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It's neutered from the factory and needs to be ridden once flashed. Even with stock pipes, o2 sensor attached, and the cat (IE Stock other than flash) it's a night and day difference and the way the bike should have come from the factory.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #19
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i'm happy still with my 09,!..
I'm still happy with my 06. It's good to be happy with what you have.
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I rode a 2011 RSV factory and I felt the throttle less jerky then the 2011 R1.
it had to be a rsv4, as the actual rsv last year made was in 2009, which is what i had... i miss my aprilia! it was an awesome bike for sure!!!

but i really like this R1, so much stuff (aftermarket) available than the aprilia which is a plus since you can find adealer than can work on it in almost every city something that you cant do with an aprilia.
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