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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
gen 4 has most resemblance to how gen 1 was designed... going to the naked look..
- less plastics (sides, belly pan, headlight, bare fork)
- turn signal location
- tank crease of gen 4 is same as gen 1 just that gen 4 has palstic in the mid instead of just the crease..
- instrument cluster shows temp, etc.
- hazard lights, added flash to pass

-from a gen 3 would be rearsuspension location, frame, engine

few changes below

tad shorter wheelbase

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headlight/plastics- not everybodys favorite but functional wide and bright..


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agressive tail section, narrower sub frame, better for shorter people like me..

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coolant reservoir at the rear now, easier to check..

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hazards are back from gen 1..

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flash to pass.. good option in the city..

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intrument cluster.. everything there except gear indicator :p

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almost eggshape looking, tad bigger than gen 3

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the intake howling cause

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when plastic taken off on both side

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rectifier here now..

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presently..

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some ride by.. medium acceleration

 

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beautiful bike the exhaust really compliments the girl
 

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How long is your riding season on a naked bike in Canada? It is mean looking!
 

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Thanks guys... pretty much we rode november 2x, december 2x, jan 3x, feb 4x march started to have little more about 7x this april lil more.. where im from theres wind that blows the the snow away after 3 -4 days.. it gets warm from getting too cold and gets cooler when it gets too hot.. its called chinook winds though i dreaded the wind many times when its nice but wind is more than 40km hr. 25 km/hr is limit for us.. i envy places that is not windy at all
 

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Thanks guys... pretty much we rode november 2x, december 2x, jan 3x, feb 4x march started to have little more about 7x this april lil more.. where im from theres wind that blows the the snow away after 3 -4 days.. it gets warm from getting too cold and gets cooler when it gets too hot.. its called chinook winds though i dreaded the wind many times when its nice but wind is more than 40km hr. 25 km/hr is limit for us.. i envy places that is not windy at all

Just to clarify......this is not the same for all of Canada. :D
 

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I guess alberta is motorcycle capital of canada lol
Though we do have -30 to -40 but it gets warmer after a week.. once cruisers are out.. thats a sign sportbikes are ok then
Snow dump is not as bad as the east..
 

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I wear ear plugs.. its not as loud when you are passing by but as a rider, its loud due to position of exhaust.. exhaust is csescapmentos brazil
 

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only phone pics today 4 hr ride...

suppose to be the 1st biggest truck in the world (titan) Sparwood BC

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i should have worn my patrol pants,
just wearing patrol jacket, held hoover jeans (with hip/knee armor inserts, and kevlar all over) and alpinestars CR4 goretex shoes

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Z as audience at sub

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smoke break

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IMO the CRG Arrows do look better
 

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You rode to Pandora? Did you take all the arrows out of the tires of the big truck? LOL

Looks like you get hit with clean air on that bike.
 

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The exhaust. That thing looks so good. Lets say it like this. If my bike came with that, as original, I would not buy an aftermarket even if it added 30 hp.

Any chance you have a pic of the non exhaust side, showing how the exhaust looks...from its "bad" side, if you will.
 

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You rode to Pandora? Did you take all the arrows out of the tires of the big truck? LOL

Looks like you get hit with clean air on that bike.
that ermax tiny windscreen is surprisingly has the effect of like a ninja 1000 with oem windscreen, surprisingly.. w/o it (if its windy) it has the effect of choking wind

The exhaust. That thing looks so good. Lets say it like this. If my bike came with that, as original, I would not buy an aftermarket even if it added 30 hp.

Any chance you have a pic of the non exhaust side, showing how the exhaust looks...from its "bad" side, if you will.
hey RC i posted them on the exhaust thread but anyway easy transfer lol
technically invisible unless you really want to peek at the bottom by sitting or raising the rear of the bike..
when dealership was looking at the left side scratching heads "where's the exhaust? had to look twice at the right side because it was so perrfectly flush to the side

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it does have power.. this exhaust is not just for show :), ivan agreed to tune this exhaust for me..
 

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Exhaust if fine, even on the off side.

Somewhere along the line, exhausts got really expensive. Its awesome to see something that looks good, AND is priced so reasonable.

I''m guessing performance will be just fine with it.
 

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yeah because its short the headers are smaller to compensate.., but not as small as the oem
feels letting go of the handlebars at 6k rpm
 

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after 3 weeks worth of riding its kind of different.. exhaust is at 2,500 kms now




warping seems to be caused by 50mm lens and being too close..
 
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