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Which bike looks better: 05/06 or 07?

  • 05/06

    Votes: 108 48.0%
  • 07

    Votes: 61 27.1%
  • Equally good - there are things I like about both.

    Votes: 56 24.9%

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Just curious what everyone thinks. We've been looking at pics of the 07 for a while and it got a lot of hate at first, but some people changed their minds. Which do you think looks better now (I suppose 03/04 is close enough to include it as 05/06)?
 

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they get better as the life progresses...
inverted forks alone kill the 1st gen...

and the 07 blew me away as soon as i saw close up pics...
 

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snikwad said:
they get better as the life progresses...
inverted forks alone kill the 1st gen...

and the 07 blew me away as soon as i saw close up pics...
kill is a bit of an overstatement bro.... as you can tell I have an 04 lol
 

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kill is a bit of an overstatement bro.... as you can tell I have an 04 lol
i had a 03, i would look at 05s and the only thing that i envied was the forks...
 

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I would pick 05 because that is what I have, but I do also like the 07, but I really like the gold forks.
 

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i like both bikes but the 05 06 i think looks better. i dont like how on the 07 the lowers expose most of the exhaustand i dont like the rear light situation. the thing i like most about the 07 is the new ram air setup is.
 

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hate the tail and the ramair being in the middle of the headlights on the 07's
 

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The '07 still hasn't grown on me and it is butt ugly compared to the 03-06's. WE all liked the no hold barred build of a pure race machine with no compromise. Now we are paying for it by an ugly ass bike that looks like that ONLY to help top pro's shave a tenth off somewhere on a track. I would give up a tiny bit of aerodynamics for better looks as I am nowhere capable of seeing the differnce it would make.
 

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the 07's are starting to grow on me but i still prefer the 05/06's...biased opinion of course.
 

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The '07 still hasn't grown on me and it is butt ugly compared to the 03-06's. WE all liked the no hold barred build of a pure race machine with no compromise. Now we are paying for it by an ugly ass bike that looks like that ONLY to help top pro's shave a tenth off somewhere on a track. I would give up a tiny bit of aerodynamics for better looks as I am nowhere capable of seeing the differnce it would make.
My thoughts exactly.
 

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There are things I like about both.
 

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Its so hard for me to decide from pictures alone. As of now I love the 05-06 styling, but if I saw an 07 in person that might change...
 

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The only thing i like better about the '07 is that you can see more of the engine covers...other then that, the color schemes the tail, the way the side fairing look. the front cowl, i think were a turn in the wrong direction, they don't look as sporty i think.
 

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It's a little unfair of a poll because you have a bunch of 05-06 owners who probably just got their bikes and don't want to think their bikes are obsolete. I liken it to XBOX360 owners who don't want to admit the PS3 is better. But I guess I'm partial to the 07 because the ram-air is reminiscent of an RC51 without the deer-in-headlight headlights. Ooh, I love the RC51...

I'm an 03 owner, so I've had it long enough where you realize it's long in the legs and needs a revision. Like how the BMW 5-series hadn't changed for so long and the interior was looking dated. It needs a revision. The 07 RR is the revision. And it's hot.
 

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I don't particularly care for the look of air intake between the headlights. Other than that I like the 07 equally with the previous models. And I have my red/black 07 on order.
 
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