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So I have found a raven R1 2008 RN19 from a bike collector and he has so many he is not riding this bike anymore. He has this bike for 6 years now.


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65000 kilometers? That's not a collector, that's a RIDER!
 

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So, Ill just say it. Avoid the 07/08's. They looked awesome. Butttttt -- The motors were shit.

Ive had a few of them -- five maybe.
at least four blew motors.
One T-boned a car before the motor had a chance to blow ( but I'm sure it would have eventually.)

I do not like the look of the MT-10's but I have no doubt they are great bikes.
My .02 -- If you are sticking with Yamaha, get a newer R1 ( I know budget is a factor but replacing blown motors adds up.)


Now everyone that has an 07 or 08 with over 60k miles that has had zero issues can chime in....
 

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is it possible to swap in a crossplane engine eventually? :rolleyes:We have one owner here is going 50k now on a 4c8 engine. He goes on holiday every year with the bike through europe so a lot of miles within a few months.
 

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is it possible to swap in a crossplane engine eventually? :rolleyes:We have one owner here is going 50k now on a 4c8 engine. He goes on holiday every year with the bike through europe so a lot of miles within a few months.
that´s alot of miles? i made 90000 miles on my R6 that i had for 14y
 
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