The "R" Obsession


Thread Starter #1

AMG

Suspended
Joined
Oct 1, 2009
Messages
4,032
Likes
327
Location
N/A
GSR750
GSX-R750
GSX-R600
M1800R
Suzuki DR125SM
BMW R1200GS
BMW R1200RT
BMW S1000RR
BMW F800R
BMW K1300R
Honda CBR125R
Honda CBR250R
Honda CBR600F
Honda CBR600RR
Honda VFR1200
Honda CBR1000RR
Honda CB1000R
Yamaha R1
Yamaha R6
Yamaha R125
Yamaha YBR110
Yamaha YBR 125
Yamaha R15
Karizma R
Karizma ZMR
TVS Apache RTR


Want to know whats common in all of them?[confused]
It is the alphabet R.

Why are manufacturers so obsessed with R?
 
Joined
Nov 1, 2010
Messages
4,237
Likes
371
Location
Kannur,Kerala
generally r and s go shoulder to shoulder in industry . r is for regular and s is standard.
additionally e for economy .but manufacturers do change alphabets sometimes.
 
Joined
Aug 23, 2009
Messages
3,743
Likes
656
Location
London, UK
"R" sounds like race and it sounds cool. i mean if Honda had named the type-R something else like maybe Civic Type-M. that sounds boring no? but then Honda named it Civic Type-R. now that sounds awesome. it gets people excited also. this is just a personal belief. dont laugh people. :P
 
Thread Starter #4

AMG

Suspended
Joined
Oct 1, 2009
Messages
4,032
Likes
327
Location
N/A
YBR125
YBR110
Can anyone tell me the Race in these?

And also M1800R Intruder.
Who goes racing on a cruiser?
 
Thread Starter #7

AMG

Suspended
Joined
Oct 1, 2009
Messages
4,032
Likes
327
Location
N/A
But why does every manufacturer have to, by hook or by crook, sneak in a R somewhere in the name?
 
Joined
Jul 18, 2011
Messages
1,973
Likes
324
Location
Melbourne
I thinks its all their RACE specs We can say, thats why they use R

R & S specs have been described better by Jayadev in this thread, thanks for that.

In Honda's they have TYPE R range of cars and some Type-S and some are MUGEN performance packaged.

Nissan have some Silvia cars with Spec-R and Spec-S and some Skylines are having Type-M special edition production cars.

In the bikes same too, all these categories of bikes are into Super Sports category which means they can Rev higher and are really high end bikes.

Whats the reason behind this R thing in naming , I'd like to know as well
 
Joined
Sep 1, 2010
Messages
1,572
Likes
80
Location
Mera Bharat Mahaan
To me 'R' stands for RACING or related to RACE and nothing much. All manufacturers are trying to convey that their product is good for racing or one can race if they want to. But again you have to be rational in comparing each product. Apple vs Apple !
 
Thread Starter #10

AMG

Suspended
Joined
Oct 1, 2009
Messages
4,032
Likes
327
Location
N/A
Why does the Intruder(a cruiser) have an R in its name? M1800R

Also, what about YBR110 and YBR125
 
Joined
Nov 1, 2010
Messages
4,237
Likes
371
Location
Kannur,Kerala
racer
rocket
revolution
road
roadster
ranger
roller

gear
tyre
tour
traveller


r seems to be high spirit automobile affectionate ,may be a psychological relation for manufacturer too.
 
Joined
Jul 18, 2011
Messages
1,973
Likes
324
Location
Melbourne
S- is more into Standard wouldn't it?

Skyline GTST (single turbo rear wheel drive) and GT-R ( twin turbo all wheel drive)

similar for integra Type S and Type R engine
 
Top Bottom