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posted September 03, 2003 07:43 AM        
A Co Workder Just Got Back From The UK & Got ME ZX10R Issue Of MCN

I'll post more later, but here what they have.
160+ hp
165 KG
Frontal area smaller than the frontal area of a ZX6R.
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posted September 03, 2003 10:25 AM        
pics...we want pics....dammit man
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posted September 03, 2003 11:15 AM        
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/detail?sectionID=50677&documentID=179136
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posted September 03, 2003 12:06 PM        
I'll take pictures of the article tonight, hopefully.
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posted September 03, 2003 12:13 PM        
1 kg = 2.2 lbs * 165 = 363 lbs? NICE!

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posted September 03, 2003 12:15 PM        
Live mid-market rates as of 2003.09.03 19:14:37 GMT.
1 GBP = 1.56970 USD 1 USD = 0.637064 GBP

$8,500.00 GBP United Kingdom Pounds = $ 13,342.46 USD United States Dollars

OOF that's not good

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posted September 03, 2003 12:19 PM        Edited By: redelk on 3 Sep 2003 12:21
I'm a tad skeptical of 160 hp (EU dyno number are only slightly higher then SAE) and 363 pounds. That would be 7 pounds lighter and about 10 more hp then an '03 GSXR. It would be nice, but I just can't see it.

I also kinda doubt if they would be asking $13K+ in U.S. fo it either. Even if it did produce those kind of numbers.
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posted September 03, 2003 12:21 PM        
"158 RWHP" hopefully the weight is accurate
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posted September 03, 2003 12:26 PM        
Top Speed (est) 185 mph.
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posted September 03, 2003 12:28 PM        
"Swing arm is designed to flex" is another quote.
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posted September 03, 2003 12:28 PM        
They also talk about the new (2004) ZX6R.
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posted September 03, 2003 12:31 PM        
The ZX6R changes:
A new cylinder head with bigger valves and revised cams.
A new twin-injector fuel injection system.
A revised, close-ration gearbox.
A matt-black painted frame and swingarm.
Revised front suspension with a new anti-friction coating on the forks.
And an "all-important" lime-green painted chain.
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posted September 03, 2003 12:41 PM        
hmmm cant wait until the product show in a few weeks...my dealer is telling me they will have info about the 16th or 18th of this month.....lets hope
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posted September 03, 2003 03:53 PM        
RAC4it, i wouldnt pay too much attention to the UK price. they always tend to pay more (after conversion) than americans or canadians do. no idea why. prolyl higher import taxes or soemthing.
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posted September 04, 2003 03:40 AM        
Yep, Freek, you're right.
The prices I've seen in the US for my 12 are WAAAAY cheaper than what I'd be paying in the UK. Which is one of the reasons why I left the UK.... :-)
Don't convert the price, you'll get it a lot cheaper in US.
And the "Engineered flex" thing is something that came out after it was found that chassis/swingarms that were too stiff reduce rider feedback (apparently). I'm too much of a pussy to make my 12 "flex" though.
Hehehe :-)
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posted September 04, 2003 04:19 AM        
quote:
The ZX6R changes:
A new cylinder head with bigger valves and revised cams.
A new twin-injector fuel injection system.
A revised, close-ration gearbox.
A matt-black painted frame and swingarm.
Revised front suspension with a new anti-friction coating on the forks.
And an "all-important" lime-green painted chain.


That'll be the RR. See:
http://www.kawasaki.be/moto/technical/download/ZX600-M.pdf

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posted September 04, 2003 03:13 PM        
Wanna know the real reason that europians pay more for bikes than us north american folk? They can CHARGE MORE over there, plain and simple!
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posted September 04, 2003 04:28 PM        
Yes. You're right. The article said the RR.
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posted September 05, 2003 06:36 AM        
This is going to be one bad machine
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posted September 09, 2003 06:57 AM        
quote:
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This is too.................anyone see this BEAUTIFUL bike yet?



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posted September 09, 2003 06:57 AM        
Hmmmmm..............................
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posted September 09, 2003 06:58 AM        Edited By: WARBIRD on 9 Sep 2003 06:59
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posted September 09, 2003 07:02 AM        

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posted September 09, 2003 07:03 AM        Edited By: WARBIRD on 9 Sep 2003 07:05
Info from the Yamaha website on the 2004/ R1......
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Remember to Breathe

You're looking at our manifesto in metal - everything we've learned in 50 years of competition.

It begins with a third-generation, 998cc, liquid-cooled, short-stroke, 20-valve, in-line four-cylinder engine designed to make 180 horsepower power at a stratospheric 12,500 rpm. The shorter cylinder head is re-angled farther forward to 40 degrees, far enough forward to allow the main frame spars to go over the engine instead of around it.

That straighter load path makes the Deltabox V frame massively strong, even as it makes the bike narrow to better fit the rider. Together with its light, strong and long Controlled Fill die cast truss swingarm, all that power is deployed to the pavement with the help of a fully adjustable piggyback shock absorber.

Titanium exhaust with Yamaha's lightweight Exhaust Ultimate Powervalve (EXUP) is routed under the seat for greater mass centralization. 56 degrees of cornering clearance is a good thing too.

New, five-spoke wheels at both ends are light to spool up fast. Radial-mount forged calipers and 320mm discs provide outstanding braking performance for bending controllably into tight chicanes at the end of long, sixth-gear straights.

These are just some of the features that enable the YZF-R1 to blow the dust out of your synapses every time you hop on and twist the throttle.

The YZF-R1 is our ultimate expression, a perfect example of the mechanical beauty that flows when form is set free to truly express function.

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posted September 09, 2003 07:08 AM        

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