MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
Grinchy
Senior Member
 
Grinchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Seabrook
Feedback Rating: (15)
Posts: 15,535

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'prila









MCN tests the 09 R1

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...r1-first-ride/

sounds like a winner
Grinchy is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
who has a 09+ r1???? KZEEY General Discussion (Moto Related) 0 01-03-2014 08:03 PM
Advertisement
Old 01-20-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
rideForrestride
Senior Member
 
rideForrestride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NW Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 863

Trackdays: 5

Bike(s):
'08 ZX10R - The Mistress









Love the sound:
.

Last edited by rideForrestride; 01-20-2009 at 10:44 PM.
rideForrestride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
maxgs
Guest
 
Posts: n/a







Member Garage





The article indicates that the R1 is NOT a Big Bang motor. I had read otherwise previously. Can somebody shed some light on this?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2009, 11:07 PM   #4
solow
What type of gas is that?
 
solow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dickinson
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 375


Bike(s):
07' R6









awsome!
solow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 08:10 AM   #5
Yamawhore
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,219


Bike(s):
2014 Z1000
2008 CBR600RR (sold)
2009 R6 (sold)
2009 R6 (wreck)
2007 R6 (sold)






Sounds a lot better with a full system.
If only they can fix the front end.
Yamawhore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 11:10 AM   #6
RojerLockless
member of NO MA`AM
 
RojerLockless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: I"M FROM TEXAS, Clear Lake
Feedback Rating: (10)
Posts: 10,903

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
Honda CB919




Member Garage


glad it got a good review so far, can't wait for it to go head to head with the Fireblade we need some honest competition
__________________
I kissed a girl and I liked it!

RojerLockless@Motohouston.com
BRING BACK GIXXERBILL!!!
CRBsig 2
RojerLockless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 04:51 PM   #7
Scorpio
Twist the Grip, Let'r Rip
 
Scorpio's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Shmearth
Feedback Rating: (6)
Posts: 12,292

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+


450x sumo (sold)
RC51 (sold)
Honda Grom 125(sold)

Member Garage





Send a message via AIM to Scorpio
Sounds like a twin. I like it.
Shoulda kept the front from the last model though.
Scorpio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 04:58 PM   #8
tonyt915
"Fuckchix"
 
tonyt915's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (19)
Posts: 9,248

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
08 Duc Duc Goose Superbike"sold"
08 CBR 6RR " sold"
84 Yamaha Big Wheel 200
76 HD FXE "sold
09 WR450F "sold"

Member Garage


I don't care if that thing could fly me to the moon! Its fckin ugly.
__________________
HELP ME! I'M BUYING GUNS AND CAN'T STOP!
dinosaur
tonyt915 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 04:58 PM   #9
Romeo36
Mother****ersi'llkillyou
 
Romeo36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: stinkadena
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 5,326

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
sv650,rc51,gsxr750,6oo,sdg107









Send a message via AIM to Romeo36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpio View Post
Sounds like a twin. I like it.
Shoulda kept the front from the last model though.
i agree
__________________
Riding a Duc is kind of like, you may get a cramp in your wrist, but you keep on trucking because it feels so good.
Romeo36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 05:13 PM   #10
Yamawhore
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,219


Bike(s):
2014 Z1000
2008 CBR600RR (sold)
2009 R6 (sold)
2009 R6 (wreck)
2007 R6 (sold)






Quote:
Originally Posted by tonyt915 View Post
I don't care if that thing could fly me to the moon! Its fckin ugly.
Yamawhore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 05:15 PM   #11
RojerLockless
member of NO MA`AM
 
RojerLockless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: I"M FROM TEXAS, Clear Lake
Feedback Rating: (10)
Posts: 10,903

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
Honda CB919




Member Garage


If it could fly you to the moon I'd sell my Honda for one cuz tha'd be the !
__________________
I kissed a girl and I liked it!

RojerLockless@Motohouston.com
BRING BACK GIXXERBILL!!!
CRBsig 2
RojerLockless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 05:21 PM   #12
tonyt915
"Fuckchix"
 
tonyt915's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (19)
Posts: 9,248

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
08 Duc Duc Goose Superbike"sold"
08 CBR 6RR " sold"
84 Yamaha Big Wheel 200
76 HD FXE "sold
09 WR450F "sold"

Member Garage


Nothing against yamis I rode them from the time I could ride till several years ago when I switched to Honda, they make a fine product, not as well crafted as some but a great product none the less but when they unveiled the 09 design I kinda thought it was a joke. Its hidieous
__________________
HELP ME! I'M BUYING GUNS AND CAN'T STOP!
dinosaur
tonyt915 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 06:48 PM   #13
Mr Richards
Insert Clever Quote Here
 
Mr Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: League City
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 1,256

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2005 Yamaha R1 (Street)
2005 Yamaha R1 (Track)



Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by maxgs View Post
The article indicates that the R1 is NOT a Big Bang motor. I had read otherwise previously. Can somebody shed some light on this?
"it’s not a ‘big bang’ motor - we’ll explain all in this week’s MCN for the techies among you"

Patience is a virtue.

I can't find the article that explains it. I read it a while back, but I know it has to do with the firing order and the crossplane crankshaft. Being 90 degrees out in lieu of 180 or something.
__________________
I am a Nobody. Nobody is Perfect. Therefore, I am perfect.
Mr Richards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 06:53 PM   #14
rideForrestride
Senior Member
 
rideForrestride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NW Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 863

Trackdays: 5

Bike(s):
'08 ZX10R - The Mistress









Quote:
Originally Posted by RojerLockless View Post
glad it got a good review so far, can't wait for it to go head to head with the Fireblade we need some honest competition
"A blade, who needs a blade?":
.
rideForrestride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 07:40 PM   #15
Grinchy
Senior Member
 
Grinchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Seabrook
Feedback Rating: (15)
Posts: 15,535

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'prila









Quote:
Originally Posted by maxgs View Post
The article indicates that the R1 is NOT a Big Bang motor. I had read otherwise previously. Can somebody shed some light on this?
I think it depends on who's definition of "Big Bang" you use.
The idea behind the big bang engine is to move the pistons closer together around the crankshaft and make them fire in quick succession, rather than every 180 degrees as in an engine with a rational firing order and instead of firing each cylinder individually, you fire two cylinders at a time, creating two large bangs per firing cycle instead of four smaller ones.
The crossplane engine is merely a variation of that. Evolution if you will.

Yamaha are at pains to distance themselves from "big bang" perhaps because it is a term globally associated with Honda and the Mick Doohan era relative to motorcycles.

worth a read
http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/products/...p=M#contentTop
Grinchy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 10:14 PM   #16
Mr Richards
Insert Clever Quote Here
 
Mr Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: League City
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 1,256

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2005 Yamaha R1 (Street)
2005 Yamaha R1 (Track)



Member Garage





"New, detachable magnesium CF die cast rear subframe reduces weight. The detachable design allows rear shock access and is less costly to repair if accidentally damaged."

Sounds neat. I wonder how easy it is to detach?

"New design, fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork features independent left and right damping system. The compression damping is adjusted via the left fork leg, while rebound damping is adjusted on the right fork leg. This new system simplifies the flow of oil through the fork and minimizes oil cavitation (aeration of the oil) for more stable suspension performance."

I wonder how the fork revalving/upgrades is going to work on these? Maybe Cheaper?
__________________
I am a Nobody. Nobody is Perfect. Therefore, I am perfect.
Mr Richards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 10:40 PM   #17
burnboy
upliftmofopartyplan
 
burnboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,609

Experience: 5 years

Bike(s):
2011 kawi z 1000









i love it.
burnboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 11:03 PM   #18
kenup283
Senior Member
 
kenup283's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Dear Park
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 588

Experience: 1 year
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
01 Bandit 1200




Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Grinchy View Post
I think it depends on who's definition of "Big Bang" you use.
The idea behind the big bang engine is to move the pistons closer together around the crankshaft and make them fire in quick succession, rather than every 180 degrees as in an engine with a rational firing order and instead of firing each cylinder individually, you fire two cylinders at a time, creating two large bangs per firing cycle instead of four smaller ones.
The crossplane engine is merely a variation of that. Evolution if you will.

Yamaha are at pains to distance themselves from "big bang" perhaps because it is a term globally associated with Honda and the Mick Doohan era relative to motorcycles.

worth a read
http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/products/...p=M#contentTop

Clever Idea. Sounds like could be a vibration issue as it is still a 4 cycle but behaves like a 2 or probably more like a twin? Sure they can dampen that out but the more uneven forces would be getting absorbed somewhere. Do you think the cranks will fatiuge in this config more readiy. This would'nt have been a prob on the GP bike where they change them out often but what about on a production machine raced hard for many miles?
__________________
Experience is not something you get until just after you needed it.
kenup283 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2009, 06:02 AM   #19
Mr Richards
Insert Clever Quote Here
 
Mr Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: League City
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 1,256

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2005 Yamaha R1 (Street)
2005 Yamaha R1 (Track)



Member Garage





On board lap with the 09 R1

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...r-onboard-lap/
__________________
I am a Nobody. Nobody is Perfect. Therefore, I am perfect.
Mr Richards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 12:38 AM   #20
SVmike
nuthin'
 
SVmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 911

Experience: 3 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
just a mtn bike now...









Send a message via AIM to SVmike
Ugly just like the honda and kawi liter bikes but holy does it sound bada$s
__________________
Wishing I hadn't sold my bike
SVmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 PM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy