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    i have a video of comparo of r1 2009(crossplane crankshaft) and cbr1000rr

    the MCN guys in it say r1 is better

    now, all of them have so contradicting results so we cant trust them

    we can obviously take a reference but not decide to buy a bike just on their remarks

    u should rather take a test ride of the bikes and compare urself cause u r the one who is going to ride the bike and not them

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    Im glad this topic came up. dont read into the hype. I am on a few kawasaki forums and a few of them in the us bought a new r1 and said it handled like a pig, was too wide and lacked guts.

    heres one of those links Had 09 R1 for 1 Day and that was enough - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net

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    Instruments and controls

    Legibility, features, attractiveness, quality, ease-of-use
    1. GSX-R1000 96.25%
    2. YZF-R1 90
    3. ZX-10R 86.25
    4. CBR1000RR 85




    Finally, weve found a chink in the Hondas armor! The CBRs last-place result shouldnt be a big surprise, as the 09 model is unchanged from last year, and last year we didnt care for the small-ish LCD and lack of gear-position indicator, something the other three provide.
    The new R1s dash layout is very functional and sensible, and we like the real-time mpg and average mpg read-outs. Its tach is prominently placed, but like the CBR it has a black face which can, at times, be a little difficult to focus on, say, like when railing round a racetrack. The ZX-10 on the other hand has a white-faced tach and also boasts the most compact design with its floating LCD centered in the middle.


    So that leaves the new Suzukis robust instrument panel as a clear favorite for us. The attractive new-for-09 design seemed to be the easiest to take in at a glance; figures projected in the widest LCD of the group were clear, and were especially keen on the new 4-bulb shift-light system with its wide array of programmable options.

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    MCN is probably the only website that rated the 09 R1 above all other bikes.
    And lots of people also believe MCN has like a tie up with Yamaha and so they just favor Yams.
    In any case, the performance gap is way to close for casual riders like us to even notice it. Boils down to personal choice.
    And forget test rides. No dealership allows it. (at least in the US)
    Unless its a manufacturer event, you can forget abt test rides. If a friend lets you test it, then well and good.

    For the record, i am a big Yamaha fan. And Yamaha's dominate the race tracks world over anyway.
    So buy what sets your pulse racing...could be a Bajaj BYK for someone could be the R1 for someone else.

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    MCN is probably the only website that rated the 09 R1 above all other bikes.And lots of people also believe MCN has like a tie up with Yamaha and so they just favor Yams.
    OFF-TOPIC:-

    ^is it ?

    first i thought MCN backs only honda..later they proved it wrong by placing the ABS equipped 600 cc CBR last during the 600 cc group test.

    when i just thought they support yamaha...they proved it wrong by calling 2008 zx10r better than 2008 R1 in track...

    they neva talk about gsxr's in their group test...but go to the MCN website..they call it a VFM bike !

    they are straight forward mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlitos View Post
    And forget test rides.No dealership allows it. (at least in the US)
    Unless its a manufacturer event, you can forget abt test rides. If a friend lets you test it, then well and good.
    Whaa ! they dont give test rides in US ??? Then where on earth do they ? We are lucky that in India, they at least let you touch it and even start it to let you hear the engine sound...

    I knew you are a big Yamaha fan... "R is for respect"
    It does boils down to your choice. But what choice do we have in India in super sports litre capacity.. ? R1, Fireblade, Ducati.....
    May the torque be with you..
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    Ergonomics/Comfort
    Overall layout
    1. GSX-R1000 98.75%
    2. ZX-10R 85
    3. YZF-R1 85
    4. CBR1000RR 81.25




    This department showed one of the largest margins of victory between first and second spots, and for good reason: the GSX-R is cozy! The combination of best wind protection and roomiest rider triangle enhanced by a wide, comfortable saddle with plenty of space between the fuel tank and pillion cowl, and footpegs with lots of adjustability mean the Gixxer can accommodate a wide range of rider dimensions. Six-footer Steve characterized the Suzukis ergos as human-sized. Hey, some of us round here measuring in at five-eight might be a little offended by that, Limey!
    The new R1 is more hospitable to street riders than the old one, with less of a reach to the bars and the addition of adjustable footpeg positions. Its a pretty good place to pass the miles, but a couple of our testers preferred the ZXs ergos to tie it in second place.





    When the final votes came in, Pete was a little surprised by the CBRs last-place in this section, but he had to admit distance between peg and seat would probably be something of a turn-off to taller riders. Slim-build Mark made the most succinct comment when he said, Lately Hondas seem small even to me.

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    ^^
    surprising!...ive ridden fireblahs fireblade and its comfortable as hell...but then im just 5'6. but it aint that bad...ive sat on an r1 and the gixxer...'08 r1 is a back breaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireblah View Post
    It does boils down to your choice. But what choice do we have in India in super sports litre capacity.. ? R1, Fireblade, Ducati.....
    i dont agree with u, we have almost all the japs(read yamaha, suzuki and honda) and ducati has all its lineup in india

    note:i m only talkin about litre bikes here

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashes View Post
    i dont agree with u, we have almost all the japs(read yamaha, suzuki and honda) and ducati has all its lineup in india

    note:i m only talkin about litre bikes here
    Wait a sec ... I think what fireblah meant here was that we have limited choice even in japs ... we only have the R1 , Blade and the Busa officially launched here in India ... what about the rest of them R6 , CBR600 , Gixxer and few more ??? ... I think this is what he meant , apologies If I'm wrong .
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