R1 vs R1M

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  1. faffi

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    Read sort of a comparo between the 1998 R1 and the 2020 R1M i PB. Quite interesting that Tarran Mackenzie felt the old bike was going quite well, but lacked high speed stability. According to him, the old bike was less stable at 140 mph than the new at 190. He also said the old bike had power and handling and felt quite good.

    The owner of the R1 found the R1M to be miles better in every way. Far more power, easier to handle, but mostly freeing up brain space to deal with the track instead of clutch control plus controlling wheelies and wheel spin. Before the test, he was not anti-technology, but after the test he wanted the modern technology since it made life so much simpler. Despite being complex.
     
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    Hardly surprising there would be vast improvements after 20 years but I won't agree about the electronics. If you have to rely on them you're fucked when they aren't working. Learn to ride without them first, so you get the "experience", then choose if you want them or not.
     
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    The R1 owner was mid-life and had never owned å gadget bike.
     
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    ...and he should have kept it that way. The adrenalin rush is heaps stronger after you fuck up a little bit, with the rider AIDS, you barely notice.
     
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