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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-25-2006, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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98-01 vs 02-03 vs 04-06 R1

I have decided on an R1 and have seen some good prices on 98-01 and on some of the 02-03 models.
What all was changed on the various models besides going to fuel injection?
Is there that much power and performance difference between the carburated engines vs the fuel injected?
What about the ergos and handling of the bikes.
I know the 04-06 model went to a newer enging design with a shorter stroke and higher rpm power but how does it compare to the other years?
Thanks for the help everyone
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-25-2006, 09:31 PM
 
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Well they definatly look different! I have an 03 R1. The front end, and the rear end look way different. Yeah the fuel injection was one nice upgrade on the 02-03+, but they are so much smoother then the 98-01 models. Oh and a lot faster!!

I would rather have an 04-06 R1, but I got my 03 with 2,210 miles, hardly ever riden, never saw weather under 50 degrees, and never saw a drop of rain and not a scratch...all for $6,500. I had the hook up tho.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 03:22 PM
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Man I would think go for the newer one if you can afford it. It sin't going to be worse by any means. That should be a given. If not... get what you can afford and still like. I don't think there is going to be anything wrong with any of the bikes by design!




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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 03:25 PM
 
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Wait wait wait wait!!!!

Before we get too carried away here..... What bike or experience do you have Sportrider????
This isn't going to be your first bike is it?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 04:00 PM
 
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FYI. The 98-01's transmissions don't have the best reputation. 2nd gear would just kinda disappear on some of them.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originally Posted by R1up0n1
Wait wait wait wait!!!!

Before we get too carried away here..... What bike or experience do you have Sportrider????
This isn't going to be your first bike is it?
No this is not my 1st bike, I started riding when I was 9 and am 37 now.
I sold my last street bike in 96, a modified ZX7R.
I stopped racing motocross in 2001 or 2002 but still ride motocross bikes some and every now and then ride a friends Harley Night Train.
Just looking to get back on a sport bike.

Thanks for all the input
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No this is not my 1st bike, I started riding when I was 9 and am 37 now.
I sold my last street bike in 96, a modified ZX7R.
I stopped racing motocross in 2001 or 2002 but still ride motocross bikes some and every now and then ride a friends Harley Night Train.
Just looking to get back on a sport bike.

Thanks for all the input
Any ideas of what you want or did you find something that caught your eye yet?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 11:05 AM
 
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I have had all 3 bikes. I favorite was my 2002 r1, i love my 04 but it just doesnt have that torque like the 2002 r1.
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