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Yamaha to discontinue R1

Discussion in 'General' started by dazo, Feb 21, 2024.

  1. dazo

    dazo Well-Known Member

  2. sharkattack

    sharkattack @MadMaxDog46 - The Mad Chiweenie!

    I have soooooooo many great memories on my 01 & 08 R1s. I wish I still had them.
  3. NemesisR6

    NemesisR6 Gristle McThornbody

    Considering they're quoting a statement from Yamaha UK, I'd say pretty reliable?

    Regardless, this was pretty much a foregone conclusion......will probably hold on for a few more years as a non-homologation offering ala the R6 and then it's off to the glue factory.
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  4. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Axed for euroland is how it read to me.
  5. 05Yamabomber

    05Yamabomber Dammit Haga

    If they axe it in europe there is no way it survived just for US. Shocking. I have had countless R1s. I will just hold on to my 2023 R1 and 2017 R6 forever then. Not interested in getting a neutered bike...
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  6. pickled egg

    pickled egg There is no “try”


    Right @Steeltoe? :D
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  7. SpeedWerks Racing

    SpeedWerks Racing Well-Known Member

    F$%^&'n Communists EU and Dem's are regulating us into oblivion...
  8. CBRRRRR999

    CBRRRRR999 Well-Known Member

    Bet the Italians keep liter-ish bikes as long as legal.
    Dragginass likes this.
  9. 418

    418 Expert #59

    Superbikes are going to become low volume and unless you're flush with money you won't be able to afford them.

    Rich mans toys. What a fucking shame.
  10. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

    Well only leaders should have leader bikes anyway.
  11. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    If people were buying them they'd have no problem bringing them up to regs. It's as simple as that.
  12. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

  13. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

  14. USracer900

    USracer900 Well-Known Member

    Man, that's sad. That bike came out in the hey day of when I was riding. Remember the magazine covers touting 150 HP and feather weight specs. Absolutely stunning looking bike back then, still is. Have some pretty good memories on a mint 99' R1 I bought back in 2002. Boy that was a wheelie machine in first gear, never got completely comfortable on the bike though in the twisties. Just didn't give me the confidence that I got from a Honda sport bike. Still loved it.
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  15. Circacee

    Circacee Well-Known Member

    Holding onto my 2020 R1M a bit longer.
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  16. sharkattack

    sharkattack @MadMaxDog46 - The Mad Chiweenie!

    Yep! I got my 2001 R1 in what I call the heyday of sportbikes. Yes, lighter and faster bikes have come out since then, but there was something about the late 90s through the early 2000s that was a special time to be into sportbikes.
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  17. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    Eventually, WSBK will have to change to be production-based but not road legal. It'll become like AMA MX/SX but for road bikes. Except the bikes will be really expensive. :(
  18. Rising

    Rising Well-Known Member

    WSBK...the "B" will stand for Baggers! Then we can get some 'muricans in the championship.
  19. R1Racer99

    R1Racer99 Well-Known Member

    My first was an ‘03, probably the most fun bike I’ve had. I still have an ‘08 and love it though. I really want a new generation one but they’re expensive now and the other toys already take too much time.
  20. sharkattack

    sharkattack @MadMaxDog46 - The Mad Chiweenie!

    I loved my 08, but ended up trading it for my FJR. At first I was like "WTF did I just do?!" However, I do like the FJR's relaxed riding position much more than the R1's, even with Helibars. The FJR can still get up and go more than enough to win a performance award from John Q. Law if you're not careful. I contemplate about selling the FJR and getting an R1, but then I take the big girl for a ride and come back to reality quickly. At this point, she does all I need a bike to do.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2024
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