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Anyone get their new issue of CycleWorld today too. It's got an JJP R1 on the cover. Although it cool to see but come-one $38,900. Jamie James Production has added some nice stuff to the bike but you have to wonder whats going on there. All 3 testers say it worth it ? Looks to me like this custom paint, exhaust, very minor motor work, PCIII, quick shifter,custom trible tree setup, Ohlins all around, Carbon fiber here and there, Custom brakes on the front, just doesn't add up to triple the price.
Also there is an artical on the R1-LE - not bad.

Best thing is it has to R1 listed stories.

Andy
 

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AndyC said:
Anyone get their new issue of CycleWorld today too. It's got an JJP R1 on the cover. Although it cool to see but come-one $38,900. Jamie James Production has added some nice stuff to the bike but you have to wonder whats going on there. All 3 testers say it worth it ? Looks to me like this custom paint, exhaust, very minor motor work, PCIII, quick shifter,custom trible tree setup, Ohlins all around, Carbon fiber here and there, Custom brakes on the front, just doesn't add up to triple the price.
Also there is an artical on the R1-LE - not bad.

Best thing is it has to R1 listed stories.

Andy
It has CF wheels on it too..
 

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Very Nice indeed!
 

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i was having the same arguement with some other guy on another forum, he broke the bike down like this:

This is from another guy not me, I'm way too lazy:
"Well... let's take a look

Base R1..............................$11,299
Ohlins Forks..........................$2470
Ohlins Superbike internals.......$1740
Ohlins Shock.........................$1098
Ohlins Damper.......................$519
Custom Triple Tree.................$950
Akrapovic Pipe.......................$1985
Carbonfiber wheels.................$4299
AP Racing Brakes....................$1660
STM Slipper clutch.................$1287
Rear Sets...............................$500
Carbon fiber panels & fenders....$1000+?
Power commander...................$300
Sprockets, chain, windscreen.....$300

That brings your total up to $30,407

I didn't add in:
Custom paint...................$$$$$$
Valve Job........................$$$$$$
Port & Polish...................$$$$$$
Race head gasket.............$$$$$$
Suspension optimization....$$$$$$
Quick shifter....................$$$$$$
Labor........$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
and yes profit...................$$$$$$
 

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rdandy5875 said:
anyone care to improve on that and update some of the errors?
Yeah those are all list prices, $4200 for BST's, I got mine for $3,000.. I see your point though....:beer But remember only suckers pay list...

But $18K for a factory Ducati with all the ohlins blah blah blah. Just my .02 Cents....
 

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i'm sure that on the track, all of that work is where things start to shine, but for that much cash - and keeping in mind that i'm sure this thing was tuned mainly for track riding or VERY HARD canyon riding - they could have at least thrown on a better paint job or a race body
 

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I see your point though....:beer But remember only suckers pay list...
don't get it twisted I think that's way too much too, some guys here have more into their bikes and didn't spend as much $$$$

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Yeah but you also get a motorcycle that's been set up properly by a former AMA champion and consultant to Ohlins. That HAS to be worth something. You're basically enlisting some of the best in the biz to build you a bike. One thing I've learned modifying bikes/cars, you always get what you pay for. Yep, damn expensive but if you can afford it, I'm sure it's worth the cost. I kept on thinking how the LE was half the cost and how we all thought that bike wasn't worth it. But the JJR is developed and set up to work at a much higher level than the LE and if CW is correct, it works as designed. It's easy to forget how much we all spend modifying our bikes. It's one reason I never whip out the calculator! Take that into consideration and the JJR doesn't seem that unreasonable. Car guys are even worse! I could have easily purchased a high end sports car like a new 911S or 06 Z06 for what I've spent on my rx7.
 
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