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Looks like all future sport bikes coming out of Yamaha are going to feature the reverse slant look made popular by the Ducati 899... No problems here :D

 

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What do they mean by the reverse slant? Is that the slant of the front fairing of the R25? It definitely is distinctive, and I think it brings some unique character to Yamaha bikes. Looks like the fairing is being swept back by the wind. Very fast looking.
 

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Is there a full video that shows this entire presentation? I would like to hear what Yamaha has to say about its new design language. A little explanation about this "reverse slant" thing would go a long way to making me feel more connected with the r3.
 

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That would help, seeing how this is a big deal for them as it's about more than just design, it will help us and even them.
Im sure they will eventually come out with some sort of content on it.
 

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Hopefully these pictures give us a better look at the R25/R3 so that we can talk more specifically about the new design language. I think it is mostly referring to the pointed end in stead of more rounded.
 

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Thats what I have noticed too, it seems to be more in the area around the headlight along with all the curves and cuts in that area.
 

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R1 light still the best!
 

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Hopefully these pictures give us a better look at the R25/R3 so that we can talk more specifically about the new design language. I think it is mostly referring to the pointed end in stead of more rounded.
Maybe a discussion would be better with pictures of the production bike... ;):D


 

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So this new design language is really just a newly designed front fairing? That's okay, but I guess I'm also wondering if it had any influence on the body work, or the rest of the bike.
 

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So this new design language is really just a newly designed front fairing? That's okay, but I guess I'm also wondering if it had any influence on the body work, or the rest of the bike.
what? The fairing IS the body work. Stop looking for connections, the headlamps are the headlamps and have NO bearing on the functional performance of the rest of the bike.

The concept bike mimics the MotoGP M1, it ties into Yamahas marketing of a superbike you can ride everyday...

Oh and motorcycles don't have a 'design language' thats just a buzz term created by automotive stylists to mask their lack of effort in designing unique vehicles. Its the Xerox approach to style.
 

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Well, to be honest, reverse slant is just a marketing language to say "We hid the front lights underneath its head, so you won't see it from the top position"
At least, that is how I think :D
 

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They are just trying to do something different from everyone else. Labeling it makes it a thing. Not labeling it would just make it another design feature.
 
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