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    hey

    I'm new here and I need your help.
    I'm looking to get another bike. I had a 99' R1
    before and I liked it. I never had a V-twin and
    I don't know what to expect. A lot of people tell
    me that the TLR is outdated, slow and heavy. I
    know the R1 is probably an overall better bike
    but everyone has them. PLease hepl me make a
    decision!!!!

    Mike

  • #2
    If you want the latest and greatest get the R1. Do you know what you want to do with your bike?? What kind of riding do you do??

    Don't pay attention to the whole "outdated, slow and heavy" talk. Although it might be, WHO CARES. You buy a bike cause you like it, not cause what your FRIENDS WOULD BUY. Good Luck though.
    Last edited by Placenta; 08-01-2003, 06:52 PM.
    Cant sleep.......Clowns will eat me.

    HOW? is the most productive question to ask. WHY? is a loaded question which will only arrive back at its predetermined answer.

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    • #3
      An R1 will walk away from the TLR. If your doing track days, you can't beat the torque out of the corners.
      I know nothing about bikes.

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      • #4
        Once you test ride a Litre twin you'll see why the numbers in the magazines don't mean much.

        What I would suggest is looking for a twin to test ride back to back to back with the R1. I had no idea I was going to get the TLS until I test rode it back to back with a FireChicken.

        You'll learn alot about what each bike does well and what you like or dislike. Then you can ask some more questions if the test ride hasn't given you an idea of what you like.
        1998 TLS - Gutted stock cans, K&N air filter, Yosh remap, -1 front, +1 rear, Switchable TRE

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        • #5
          I have owned both.

          I like the "newer" R1's, but did not like my '98 at all. It was sprung way too soft.

          I am still riding a twin for a reason. For me, it's just more fun. Outdated? Heavy? Maybe, but I haven't noticed.
          Your Friend in Sport,

          Edwin

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          • #6
            I agree with what the others are saying here. As for being outdated, let me ask you this question. Do you have the skills to be able to use all the Technology in the TLR or the R1. If not, then it does not matter. Heavy, yes, they are 435 vs. 382. But, I went around pleny of R1's on my TLR at Sears Point, it is a track for torque for sure! Maybe this will help:
            No matter what you do - RIDE!

            Rule #1 Keep you knee on the ground
            Rule #2 Keep your head out of your a**

            2000 Ducati 748+ - Ohlins - & Alot More
            2001 BMW R1150GS
            2001 CRF 450

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            • #7
              It all depends on what you like. I had a 96 GSXR750 for a while before I traded it in for the TLR. I just liked the tiller better. It sounded good, and had unbeatable looks. I'm no racer so I know I'll probably never be able to use any rice rocket's full potential. I just wanted something I could have the most fun with. TLR=FUN.

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              • #8
                It is a fun bike to ride, i've owned a few bikes all of them 4 bangers and when I first rode the TLR it seemed weird to ride, it took a while to get used to but after that there's no limit to what this or any other modern bike can do, I definately will never take it to it's full pontential that's for sure.
                1999 B/W TLR, Yosh RS Full Exhaust, K&N Filter, Undertail, Zero Gravity Screen, Barnett springs, Tre, Pair Valve Mod.

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                • #9
                  --> R1
                  --> TLR

                  Seriously, the R1 does nothing for me. The TLR blows it away in looks and styling.
                  SOLD! 2002 Suzuki TL1000R - Blue/White
                  Two Brothers Exhaust - YAFMS Remap - Ohlins Rear Shock - FSMD Undertail - Rear Hugger - No-Cut Frame Sliders - Custom Airbrushed Solo Tail Cowl

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                  • #10
                    I traded my 98' R1 for my TLR
                    2006 749 Ducati and a 1998 TLR-1000 track bike

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Zipp
                      I agree with what the others are saying here. As for being outdated, let me ask you this question. Do you have the skills to be able to use all the Technology in the TLR or the R1. If not, then it does not matter. Heavy, yes, they are 435 vs. 382. But, I went around pleny of R1's on my TLR at Sears Point, it is a track for torque for sure! Maybe this will help:

                      I'm too lazy to look it up, but doesn't the new R1 weigh 411 dry :dunno my TLR weighs less than that.
                      TLOTM:
                      May 2003
                      August 2004

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                      • #12
                        GET THE R1!
















                        yeah that's right i said it! someone had to say it, it had to be said!

                        i don't think maciek can handle the front lifting torque the TLR has. I don't think he's quite ready to be the overachieving underdog the TLR is. Heck, i'd even wager my sweaty boxers that he's not ready for the slipper clutch, dual injectors, high compression, pure butter sound the TLR is gonna give him.

                        So my friend, go get that R1!
                        i'll be here, kicking back, riding the TLR, drinking a dew, and passing on the outside with my hair on fire from the huge grin on my face

                        -

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Marshall
                          I traded my 98' R1 for my TLR


                          would have been If you did it for an "S"
                          "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                          • #14
                            TLOTM:
                            May 2003
                            August 2004

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                            • #15
                              get both

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