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hehehe....i'm giddy with anticipation
 

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Big Jim said:
Streetable R7 ;)
I would literally sell my soul.

LITERALLY. :laughing

No.. seriously. The R1 almost made me sell my bike when I saw it. The R7 would.
 

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I would literally sell my soul.

LITERALLY. :laughing

No.. seriously. The R1 almost made me sell my bike when I saw it. The R7 would.
i can see us fighting over the only one Pacific Yamaha would have:laughing
 

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If it is a streetable R7, how much do you think it will cost? I guess it depends on how trick they make it. The 750cc class is as good as dead though, with SBK going through some huge changes because of the new GP rules, so bringing a new 750 to the market is a non starter.
Here's my guess. It's a Hypersports bike along the lines of a 'Busa or a ZX-12R. Probably using the FJ1300R motor. Either that or they're going to actually bring the FJR1300 to North America. A good idea, since you can't have too many ponies in your sport-tourer on this continent.
 

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Oh man if they got a street legal R7 available, i dont know what I would do. That bike just plain rocks
 

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Ryan R said:
Oh man if they got a street legal R7 available, i dont know what I would do. That bike just plain rocks
What makes the R7 any better than the R1? Bear in mind that it won't be as trick as the race bike, so why isn't it like the Gixxers? That is: the 1000 is a better , badder bike than the 750.
 

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I doubt it'll be the 1300 sport touring bike. The banner says Super Sport so it's got to be either a new 6 or liter. But the new R1 has already been plastered all over so that leaves us the 600............



Or maybe the R7 :D


How about the little naked 600 from Europe? Now that would be sweet......... but it still doesn't fit the Super Sport label.
 

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damn the suspense is killing me:confused , it would be so cool if we got the R7
 

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damn the suspense is killing me:confused , it would be so cool if we got the R7
Really? I don't think there are many riders clutching fistfulls of $$$ and lining up to buy a 750. If it's a real trick race rep with lots of goodies then the price will keep it from success too.
 

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Really? I don't think there are many riders clutching fistfulls of $$$ and lining up to buy a 750. If it's a real trick race rep with lots of goodies then the price will keep it from success too.


exactly, real R7s cost way too much. yamaha would be digging their own grave?
 

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It very well could be a revamped R6. Your all forgetting that it says "Super Sport".. that's 600 class type bikes.
 

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you folks can forget about the R7, it's not hapenning...basically Yamaha has discouvered a new casting technique that wil save 8-10 pounds of their new bikes, they have already started re-tooling their factory in Japan to take advantage of this new method....and yes they are behaving by offering this technique to their competitors....
 

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you folks can forget about the R7, it's not hapenning...basically Yamaha has discouvered a new casting technique that wil save 8-10 pounds of their new bikes, they have already started re-tooling their factory in Japan to take advantage of this new method....and yes they are behaving by offering this technique to their competitors....
I've read about this as well, like I said it's probably the R6 with FI, some GSXR-600 beating power, and a diet shaving off about 10lbs.

Oooo.. I can't wait to see.
 

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I've read about this as well, like I said it's probably the R6 with FI, some GSXR-600 beating power, and a diet shaving off about 10lbs.

Oooo.. I can't wait to see.
isn't it a bit too early to announce a new r6? the 2002's just came out, they would be hurting sales....

my money is on a hypersport bike of somekind to match the busa and zx12r.... that is if they are even annoucing a new bike at all.... it could be something completely different.....
 

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Well, it does say "Super Sport", so I'm sticking with the new R6.

And while it may be early, the '02 is no different than the '01. And they could make a '02.5 if they chose. Or just waggle it in front of us until it becomes an '03. :(

Still excited though! :D
 
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