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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Came across this original beast while surfing for pics on the web..here the site if anyone is interested in a decent motorcycle timeline for Yamaha's

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products...epic_home.html

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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and this..Yamaha GPS

I also thought this bike was cool looking, and I think Yamaha only made them for a year or too..but that single arm in the front was pretty sweet looking, IMO. :coolsun: I've never ridden one, so I wonder how they handled, and why there wasnt more of a demand for them, in the sport touring world...


The first fuel injected Yamaha motorcycle model. Omega frame, RADD suspension featuring front & rear swingarms, ABS. This was also the first Yamaha 4-stroke model that had a catalytic converter.




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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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found a few more pics of this bike..always thought it was pretty cool with the single side front arm..
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That front suspension is pretty wild. You don't see that much anymore.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2004, 08:16 PM
 
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I had an '88 FZR and loved it. Now looking at a R1 05 I hope. Even if I never rode it I could look at it forever. I see you were 16 when it came out. They handled great for the weight they were. I had a 3 cylinder two stoke Kawasaki in 1971. It was a 1969 or 70 it was white and a bear to ride. I think 1970 was black. They were 60 HP I think and claimed 12.4 in the 1/4 which was amazing for it's time. The best I ever turned was a 12.8.

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I had an '88 FZR and loved it. Now looking at a R1 05 I hope. Even if I never rode it I could look at it forever. I see you were 16 when it came out. They handled great for the weight they were. I had a 3 cylinder two stoke Kawasaki in 1971. It was a 1969 or 70 it was white and a bear to ride. I think 1970 was black. They were 60 HP I think and claimed 12.4 in the 1/4 which was amazing for it's time. The best I ever turned was a 12.8.

I had a '73 Kawi 500 that was supposed to be the fastest thing out that year. It was orange and blue...and was definitely a crotch rocket
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