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Old 12-03-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Why so much hate on the r1

I recently moved from the A to
Miami and it seems that everyone here thinks all years of r1's are slow. But last night at a very nice straight away road we watched this 2010 r1 beast every single bike but a 2012 zx14. I just don't get it, anyway just thought I would share the story.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:04 AM   #2
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people like to slam things they don't have.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:07 AM   #3
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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The bike scene here is different and since it really just straights here it kinda sucks but Iive not even five minutes away from the homestead race track

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:33 AM   #5
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R1's are slow.
Unless of course you upgrade to the 200hp engine and then it's ok.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:17 AM   #6
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R1's are only slow when there's an operator error


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Old 12-03-2012, 08:27 AM   #7
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In FL it's mostly about straight line speed. The R1, CBR, GSXR, ZX are not made for that. They are made to be fast in the straight, but also fast in the corners. Straight line speed is only one little area of what these bikes are designed for. If straight line speed is your thing then yup, the R1 isn't the best choice.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:34 AM   #8
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Maybe They aren't aware of PRM, A Must have Mod for all year R1's.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:57 AM   #9
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Those types of riders don't know anything about anything. They are freeway riders and think they know everything. Literbikes are designed to corner, not just ride in a straight line. The crossplane was designed to get better grip out of the corners than a traditional inline. If you aren't cornering on it then you aren't riding it the way it was designed to be ridden. Those folks need a Busa or ZX14, and everything else is a piece of shit.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:11 AM   #10
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R1's are slow.
Unless of course you upgrade to the 200hp engine and then it's ok.
lol

In the class a lot of it comes down to rider, especially on a circuit. Straight line it's a bit more of a peak HP/weight game, which the current R1 is not the best in per se...though acceleration after ECU reflash is monstrous.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:31 AM   #11
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meh...I wouldn't worry about who thinks what is fast. IMO most people don't know what fast is. You can make anything go fast in a straight line. Take the FL guys to the race track where they have to turn, and they will quickly discover what "fast" is.

In my experience the guys who think they are fast on the street have a very rude awakening when they get onto a circuit track.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:35 AM   #12
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meh...I wouldn't worry about who thinks what is fast. IMO most people don't know what fast is. You can make anything go fast in a straight line. Take the FL guys to the race track where they have to turn, and they will quickly discover what "fast" is.

In my experience the guys who think they are fast on the street have a very rude awakening when they get onto a circuit track.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:52 AM   #13
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:58 AM   #14
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I love curves that's all I n Atlanta but down here like everybody said its all about goin straight. When we said let's take it tobthr track they bitched up and said curves is for pussys, I just laughed

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:25 AM   #15
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Same here Joker3 ! I moved from ATL to Miami 2 yrs ago. Couldn't find anywhere for curves only 1 area they call "9 turns". So I ended up street bike to race bike for trackday better. Ignore what ppl talk $h!t about R1. I smoked the GSXR 1000 on Hyw 27 !
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #16
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I love curves that's all I n Atlanta but down here like everybody said its all about goin straight. When we said let's take it tobthr track they bitched up and said curves is for pussys, I just laughed

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curves are for pussies?? straight line top speed requires 0 skill

In reality, if I had a throttle stop and went WOT in 6th I could literally fall off and the bike would keep going as long as the road was smooth and perfectly straight Doesn't even require a rider
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:36 AM   #17
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I love curves that's all I n Atlanta but down here like everybody said its all about goin straight. When we said let's take it tobthr track they bitched up and said curves is for pussys, I just laughed

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I bet these "tough" guys you speak to would shit their pants in the Novice group. Tell them if they dont want to be straight line pussies they need to take their bikes to the salt flats and break a 325MPH record. Everyone has a liter bike that can do ~186 mph.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:01 PM   #18
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:54 PM   #19
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Haha Pro Race Mode huh yeah I'm surprised more people aren't aware of the HP gains from such an easy mod!


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Old 12-03-2012, 03:18 PM   #20
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Where I live people love R1s. After the GSXR it is the most popular bike on the road. Although I mostly see the pre 09 generation.
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