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New 2008 Yamaha R1 (Black)

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by AshR1, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. And it's soooooo pretty :)

    Just picked it up from the dealer today at 230ish.

    Made sure I had insurance on it a good 2 hrs before I went to pick it up, last thing I want to do is ride it out of the showroom and into someone/thing.


    It'll be out on the thursday night ride next week. :)
  2. Beautiful
  3. Thanks man,
    you were quick off the mark :)
  4. That's really really nice man! Well done :)
  5. yeah makes up for the 2 and a half months waiting for insurance (sort of)

    Nice replacement, looks like she's a girl that likes to party :wink: :LOL: :LOL:
  7. will be once I scrub the tires in, have to be careful till I get the little nipple bits off the rubber (no I'm not cutting them off :p )
  8. :shock: Nipple tyres?

    :eek: are they the little things that stick off the new set? I've just got a new set of pilot roads, am i to be extra cautious on them?

    btw 200th post WOOT! :grin: Maybe i can take the training wheels off now :LOL:
  9. Very nice, I saw one the other day with the same colour scheme. Looks very imposing and has that "I'm gonna come after you" look :LOL:

    Easy there tiger, you've got to catch up to hornet's post count first :LOL:
  10. congratulations it looks great, now you can spend the next 2 1/2 months riding and just tell work you are catching up and will be back 1day
  11. Very Nice :grin:

    Looks HawT
  12. That bike looks very familiar.

    Jokes aside, once you brake her in you will fall in love all over again. I love the 2008 R1 and you can do so much with it. All you need is a full system and you're rocking.
  13. Nice bike, enjoy!
  14. congrats! very nice
  15. Ahhh. The wait is finally over. Looks bloody nice Ash :cool: .
  16. nice mate, my 08 r6 is waiting for me at the dealer, pick it up on the weekend, cant wait

    btw with your r1, say goodbye to your licence lol :shock:
  17. Hey Ash,

    Congrats on the new bike - looks a real beauty.
    I am certain you'll be having have a great time together in no time.

    And while I try not to be too preachy... at least you had insurance to fund the replacement!

    And it of course goes without saying... if she ever needs a holiday, I'd take on the burden of keeping her warm for you!!
  18. :D thanks all :) yeah the bikes awesome

    the show we were going to tonight was sold out :( so ended up on the TNMR

    which was awesome till 120kms in someone left a corner, so I'm now at home no idea where the group went (but did say goodbye to Mario TEC to let him know I was going)

    so nearly 200kms on the first day of ownership :) should be well run in now :p

    Catch you all on the roads, and I'll update when I get more pics
  19. Very nice - congrats, mate.
    Yeh, 200Km on day 1 is a fair effort.