The Yamaha YZF-R1 is a legend of the supersport world that has become an motorcycling icon. The R1’s performance is unmatched and it is a rider-friendly character too.
The 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 is in the supersport liter class and this motorcyle is exciting and is unlike anything before. It is the very first production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft. The crossplane crankshaft provides incredibly smooth power delivery and out of this world torque. Crossplane technology puts each connecting rod 90 degrees from the next with an uneven firing delivery.
The YZF-R1 can reach the speed of 186 miles per hour and features a 998 cc liquid cooled, 4 stroke DOHC 16 valve engine. The six speed transmission provides smooth and easy shifting.
Braking with this powerful machine is hard and quick, thanks to the 220mm disc rear brake and dual 310mm front disc brake. The chassis features an inverted fork that is fully adjustable and a single shock on the rear with a piggyback reservoir.
This motorcycle weighs in at 454 pounds with a seat height of 32.8 inches and a 55.7 inch wheelbase, giving it an powerful presence.
The throttle on the Yamaha YZF-R1 is extremely responsive and the engine’s beefed-up midrange is to thank for this.
The YZF-R1 gives you a liter bike performance in a really cool package that benefits racers and less skilled street riders alike.
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Yamaha calls this bike the ‘1000cc Corner Master’ and it certainly lives up to the nickname as it hugs the corners tightly and you’re able to tuck yourself in tight too on the YZF-R1.
This super-cool liter bike is available in the following colors combinations: Raven/Candy Red, Pearl White/Rapid Red, Cadmium Yellow and Team Yamaha Blue/White.
The styling of the Yamaha YZF-R1 breaks it away from the crowd. The look is more serious, and less busy with the side fairing being smoother and looks sleek. There are just two projector-type bulbs mounted close to the nose of the bike instead of the usual four bulbed headlights.
Yamaha got it all right on this beautiful beast. They have again set the standard in the super sport motorcycle circuit.
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