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Old 12-19-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
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Which Model R1 is better?

I have an 02' and 04' R1 right now and I have fun with them both but I'm selling the 02' to a friend of mine and I'm thinking of getting another one. But am unsure if I should go with another 04-06 or go 07-08. What are some people's opinions? I have road a friends 07' R1 and it felt similar to my 04', but obviously had a few perks (braking, etc..)

I thought about the newer ones, but I don't like how they sound nor look.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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With same mods on the 07 to 08 and 09 to 11 will put out the same power but have a different power band curve.


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Old 12-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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What are the pros and cons of 04-06 vs 07-08.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:14 AM   #4
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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Pros- 07/08 is newer

Cons- 04/06 is older

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #6
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how boring would it be to have two bikes of the exact same model!.. if you already own an 04, obviously get an 08...

or better yet.. grow some brass ones and get yerself a crossplaner!!..

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:48 AM   #7
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You say you don't like the way the 09+ R1s sound? I'm betting you've never heard one because they are flat out awesome sounding especially with an aftermarket exhaust!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:12 AM   #8
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You say you don't like the way the 09+ R1s sound? I'm betting you've never heard one because they are flat out awesome sounding especially with an aftermarket exhaust!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:21 AM   #9
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:03 AM   #10
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07-08 have the flash tune option so more mods are possible. im happy with my 06 but why would you want two same gen bikes? dont even get a 07-08 get a 09+ its a different animal
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:30 AM   #11
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:34 PM   #12
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My friend just picked up a 2010 R1 with Akra slip-ons. I went to his house to hear the thing start up and I almost got a chubby. The sound is amazing! I wouldn't get 2 of the same gen bike. Doesn't make sense.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #13
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If I was in the position to get another bike (I have an 04) I would get a 08 for sure..
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:44 PM   #14
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I would rock the '98. With the huge exhaust can on the side.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:48 AM   #15
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unless you're thinking of picking the other R1 for track, I'd get a different Type of bike all together..like dirt, motard, cruiser, etc..
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:01 AM   #16
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Buy an 08 and take it to the track like mentioned above.

If you never plan on going to the track, well both your r1's and buy a Prius
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:01 AM   #17
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:48 AM   #18
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I would go with something different. No sense in having to of the same bike unless one is for street and one is for track. Myself I would probably go for a Crossplane but if you don't care for them the 07/08 would work too.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:41 AM   #19
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:42 AM   #20
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