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50th Anniversary R1

We just got our first R1 in the anniversary color scheme and it looks absolutely awesome in person. That is all.

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We just got our first R1 in the anniversary color scheme and it looks absolutely awesome in person. That is all.

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Awesome!!!! So are you going to take it for a little test ride Larry?
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We just got our first R1 in the anniversary color scheme and it looks absolutely awesome in person. That is all.

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Do we have pics?
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Do we have pics?
Yeah no crap Larry! gives... drop that crap on us without anything else! That is just crewl!!!




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Yeah no crap Larry! gives... drop that crap on us without anything else! That is just crewl!!!
but these are from the Yamaha site.




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We could still use some Show Room pics.

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That's the LE, which we won't be getting, but it looks similar. I'll have to see what I can do about pics...I've been a little busy lately.

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That's the LE, which we won't be getting, but it looks similar. I'll have to see what I can do about pics...I've been a little busy lately.

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I thought the "Limited Edition" and the "50th anniversary edition" was the same bike???
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Heck even some camera phone pics would ROCK!




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I thought the "Limited Edition" and the "50th anniversary edition" was the same bike???
the noticealbe difference between the LE and the SE are the things that say OHLINS on them.
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the noticealbe difference between the LE and the SE are the things that say OHLINS on them.
OH, OK... I spoke with a salesman at the local shop here and he led me to believe the only YELLOW bikes would be the 50th ANN. which were the limited edition bikes- and only available with the R1. So i guess he had it wrong-? If i understand correctly there will be an available R1 in yellow that is not the LE...? The LE offering OHLINS shocks as one major upgrade.
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the salesmen at the dealers are sometimes foggy about the things they sell. I once had to do some convincing that the Kawi 650R was not a four. Anywhoo...The 50th Anny paint (SE) comes on the R1 and R6. The LE is an SE with OHLINS suspension, light weight rims, and "tweaks".
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Besides the Ohlins bits, the LE also has Marchesini wheels, a slipper clutch, and an extra $8k on the price tag. They also sold out almost immediately, so if you don't have one on order - good luck. Personally, I think the stock black wheels with the yellow stripe look better than the gold colored Marchesini's...

I forgot to bring my camera to work today...maybe one day next week.

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Thanks, that helps. The extra 8 grand just helped me to grasp reality. (why did I have to be born poor white trash!) lol
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Besides the Ohlins bits, the LE also has Marchesini wheels, a slipper clutch, and an extra $8k on the price tag. They also sold out almost immediately, so if you don't have one on order - good luck. Personally, I think the stock black wheels with the yellow stripe look better than the gold colored Marchesini's...


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Doesn't it have more power also? (like it needs any more)

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Doesn't it have more power also? (like it needs any more)
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Doesn't it have more power also? (like it needs any more)
My understanding is that the motor is identical except for the clutch. I think the R1 got some minor upgrades in general but that applies to all versions. My sales manager is an R1 fanatic, I'll ask him about any other differences.

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THX Larry. I couldn't remember if the improvements where for all or just the L.

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