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XJR 1300

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    Thumbs up XJR 1300


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    Re: XJR 1300

    Oh my awesome....!!

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    Re: XJR 1300

    Looks pretty cool but Ohlins on the back and rubbish looking non upside down front suspension? WTF

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    Re: XJR 1300

    Not completely rubbish, fork tubes were hard coated.

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    Re: XJR 1300

    Hipsters gonna be all over this one...

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    Re: XJR 1300

    Quote Originally Posted by klp View Post
    Looks pretty cool but Ohlins on the back and rubbish looking non upside down front suspension? WTF
    Not inverted forks doesn't automatically make it junk. Sure, they add a bit of stiffness to the front end, but beyond that, they work exactly the same; plus the stiffness can be added there by using larger diameter tubes, albeit with a slight weight penalty. And something tells me, with the individual rear shocks, that isn't the stiffest chasis Yamaha has ever built. (Ever ride a ZRX1200? They worked just fine with separate shocks and conventional front forks.)

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    Re: XJR 1300

    It's a retro ride and it's cool. No one likes everything. I posted for the cool factor. I liked my ZRX a bunch and I like this too.

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    Re: XJR 1300

    I like it and the market is ripe for something like this.

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    Re: XJR 1300

    Awesome.

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    Re: XJR 1300

    Looks cool...but an i4?! Yuck.

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    Re: XJR 1300

    I like the bike.

    Am I the only one, though, who is starting to feel that when manufacturers keep on copying stuff that backyard garage mechanics have been doing for decades (this bike, all the naked/street fighters now being produced, triumphs retro bikes, OEM Harley bobbers in flat black, etc)...that it's all been done to death, everyone one is running out of ideas, and its about time for something truly unique to happen in motorcycle design? You know, besides 20 settings of traction control being marketed to a target audience that wouldn't break traction if their life depended on it.

    PS I wonder if the shocks off this thing could be resprung to work on my road king, after some drunk idiot wraps one around a tree within his first week riding.

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    Re: XJR 1300

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    I like the bike.

    Am I the only one, though, who is starting to feel that when manufacturers keep on copying stuff that backyard garage mechanics have been doing for decades (this bike, all the naked/street fighters now being produced, triumphs retro bikes, OEM Harley bobbers in flat black, etc)...that it's all been done to death, everyone one is running out of ideas, and its about time for something truly unique to happen in motorcycle design? You know, besides 20 settings of traction control being marketed to a target audience that wouldn't break traction if their life depended on it.

    PS I wonder if the shocks off this thing could be resprung to work on my road king, after some drunk idiot wraps one around a tree within his first week riding.
    Well, that seems to be what the market demands. More often than not, when a manufacturer dares to do something genuinely new and different, everybody hates it and it sells badly.

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