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848 evo 24 54.55%
Yamah r1 2010 5 11.36%
s1000rr 2010 full (abs Tc...etc) 15 34.09%
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Old January 28th, 2011, 05:17 AM   #1
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I need your opinion, I need to choose b/t 3 bikes..

Hey guys, so I am interested in 3 bikes. I am getting really good deals (Ithink) on two of them and an average on the other. The bikes are:

2011 848 evo brand new Dark for 10.500 (i Know I know its a steal)

2010 Yamaha r1 brand new 10k even

s1000rr full package brand new 14200....

I want to make one of these bikes my strict track bike and beat the crap out of it. I dont want to get on anything but a ducati but I dont want to spend that much money. The r1 seems like a great deal and the 848 seems like the most tempting offer and the bmw is just cool to have. Let me know what you guys think
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Old January 28th, 2011, 05:22 AM   #2
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If you want something to "beat on" with minimal maintenance cost get the R1..... For pure riding pleasure get the 848. To be the fastest down the straight go for the Bimmer.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 05:28 AM   #3
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So your saying the best bike to beat the crap out of is the r1..... hmmmmm this is getting so tempting
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Old January 28th, 2011, 06:37 AM   #4
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So your saying the best bike to beat the crap out of is the r1..... hmmmmm this is getting so tempting
Since you are looking for a track bike only; it will depend a lot of your riding abilities also to exploit the bike and have fun.
If you are a really experienced track rider then the R1 is probably the best deal.
The 848 is lots of fun on the track from already a lesser experience level (but stays fun for highly experienced riders, just a little less fast...)
you should also take into accounts the mods you want to make on the bikes in order to make them track dedicated machines.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 06:54 AM   #5
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BMW would be a headache if he beat on it. Further replacement parts wont be cheap or easy to find.

R1 to beat on, 848 to enjoy and keep that smile on your face.


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Old January 28th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #6
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848 all the way .
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Old January 28th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #7
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I have a 1098 and love it. But recently test rode the S1000RR and it infuriated me. That bike has all the features I wish my 2008 1098 had. I love the electronic clutchless up shifter, DTS, race ABS and stock slipper clutch. The bike is fast, smooth, and easy to ride right off the bat. Given that I just hopped on it and tore it up just on a test ride I can only imagine what you can do on the track after some serious practice.

The S1000RR is a great track bike IMO. Likely just as expensive to maintain as the 848. Don't get me wrong, I'm not about to trade my 1098 in for the S1000RR, but that BMW has some serious balls and track ready stock features. You won't have to make hardly any mods to have the fastest bike on the track.

Having said that I can't tell you which bike will beat the other out on the track. But the BMW is definitely confidence inspiring with all those featuers.

Not sure how the R1 stacks up. I haven't ridden one yet. Let me know what you end up going with... and POST PICTURES!!! I love motorcycle porn.
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I'd be careful with the R1, I read that the brakes tend to fade on the track with all the hard braking food for thought
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BMW if you can handle the upkeep and the power (but you're gonna want to upgrade some of the components- speckled with a few cheapies for my taste), 848 if you are a bit more civilized than me (I'm an animal on the track).
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Why would you not go for the new 2011 Kawi ZX10r? THAT bike is BEAST!! 188hp to the rear wheel...YES PLEASE!
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Old January 29th, 2011, 04:43 AM   #11
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R1.

R1's are great on the track, especially the new one. They might not be as fast as the bimmer, but that cross plan works and it works well.

I nearly bought an R1 before my 1098. but, i wasnt all that impressed w/ the power and its a bit heavy. but, of the 3 choices, i think the R1 will be the best choice. little maintenance and they are fun as hell.

what about a 600? less money and still a blast to track. im going to add one next year...
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What track will you be on mostly? If its a smaller/ tighter track then for sure the 848!

Have you considered buying all 3 and selling the two least loved? Works for choosing women.....you can't feel good about just one til you know whats out there..... just sayin
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Hey guys, so I am interested in 3 bikes. I am getting really good deals (Ithink) on two of them and an average on the other. The bikes are:

2011 848 evo brand new Dark for 10.500 (i Know I know its a steal)

2010 Yamaha r1 brand new 10k even

s1000rr full package brand new 14200....

I want to make one of these bikes my strict track bike and beat the crap out of it. I dont want to get on anything but a ducati but I dont want to spend that much money. The r1 seems like a great deal and the 848 seems like the most tempting offer and the bmw is just cool to have. Let me know what you guys think
I am not sure I understand your question. You don't want to spend that much(10k) on a Ducati, but you want to spend 14k on a BMW? For most of us the big liter bikes are wayyyy more fun on the street where you can open them up every now and then. I agree with the others that it would depend on the track your riding. Guys are toasting bigger bikes on that 848 all over the country on tighter technical tracks.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 12:47 PM   #14
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Thank ypu for all the input guys. I really am leaning toward the 848. I have previous track riding experience as I used to compete in 250cc two stroke in Italy (On a yamaha). The Bmw seems like a great choice because its different and everyone is tlaking about mods, but realistically all three of these bikes are going to cost me money. The r1 going to brembos and ohlins.... the bmw going to ohlins.... the 848 needs the ttx and fgrt as well. All three are awesome bikes and the r1 is a bit heavy rightly said by a previous post. The BMW has a great power but it seems as though the 848 is the most dynamic. I will let you guys know what the end result it. I might just put my 1198s on track and call it a day and buy a another bike for the road.

and to the guy that offered the kawi option, no offense but you will never see me on a kawi.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #15
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You may want to call Sebastian at Melillimoto in Ocala. He's doing some deals of the 848EVO for racers.
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