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Old 10-16-2012, 05:16 AM   #196
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The more i look at the new FJR - the more i want one. It's utter class.
To me it looks like rewarmed dinner with the same motor and same 5-speed tranny. After 10 years I would've expected a complete overhaul. C'mon Yamaha, slot the Vmax's 1700cc V4 into a sport-tourer!
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:30 AM   #197
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new ride report in cycle news. likes everything but the stereo. i dont know why the put speakers on it . to me a terrible idea.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:26 AM   #198
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Kev Ash reckons the FJR is the sportier of the 2. Just a shame we have to wait 12 months or so for the new RT..
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:20 AM   #199
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In the real world the degree that they are separated by sportiness will likely boil down to the rider.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:07 PM   #200
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That is true. Time - and test rides - will tell.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #201
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In the real world the degree that they are separated by sportiness will likely boil down to the rider.
That is a very good point, most of us couldn't ride to 80% of the ability of the guys testing these bikes. Would I have a Trophy? - Yes, Would I have a FJR? - Yes, Would I have a Concours? - Yes, etc etc
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:45 AM   #202
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Just had a text from a UK Dealer. Prices are (for the UK) as follows:

Standard bike -£12,949.

SE model - £14,295.

Launch model - £15,149.

What this'll translate into internationally i have no idea, but the standard model seems very close to the UK RT pricing.
Standard RT is £12695 and the RT-SE is £14055.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:48 AM   #203
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They reckon under £14,000 GBP for the base model and £16,000 for the all singing SE. That's close to K16 money over here. It needs to be serious quality for that sort of coin.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:59 PM   #204
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I just rode the RT. I dislike when you rev the motor the bike leans to the side!!!!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:03 PM   #205
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Test rode the K1600 gt and gtl. $25,000 too much IMO. If its was $20,000 different story. Waiting for my test ride in Jan.....I may be a trophy owner
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:33 PM   #206
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I just rode the RT. I dislike when you rev the motor the bike leans to the side!!!!!
My gripe with the RT's boxer is the vibes under heavy throttle. I've ridden the 1200cc triple in the Tiger Explorer, and that motor in a bike like the RT would be a winner. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Trophy.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:52 PM   #207
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I just rode the RT. I dislike when you rev the motor the bike leans to the side!!!!!
I got used to it within two days. And you feel it only from idle at standstill. So it doesn't really matter much technically.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:10 AM   #208
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To me it looks like rewarmed dinner with the same motor and same 5-speed tranny. After 10 years I would've expected a complete overhaul. C'mon Yamaha, slot the Vmax's 1700cc V4 into a sport-tourer!
The FJR isn't heavy enough for you?
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:55 PM   #209
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The FJR isn't heavy enough for you?
180 bhp buys a lot of forgiveness.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:01 AM   #210
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Had a look at the Trophy recently. No way around it - it's a barge. I just don't need that kind of machine anymore. Makes my Multi 12 look like a mountain bike.
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