2012 yamaha r1




2012 yamaha r1

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  • Yamaha has been on quite a roll lately hasn t it after scoring their second ama pro racing american superbike championship in many years.

    Yamaha unveiled the YZF-R1 liter-class superbike with traction control earlier this fall. For the full story and action photos, check out Cycle.

    Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride Review. The addition of a sophisticated traction control system takes Yamaha's flagship to the next level.

    2012 yamaha r1

    2012 yamaha r1

    One notable improvement was the use of new cylinder sleeves of a high silicon content alloy containing magnesium that minimized heat induced distortion, reducing oil consumption. Patent and Trademark Office archives. New Yamaha R1 teased? A new fuel injection system was introduced for the year, which worked like a carburetor by employing a CV carburetor slide controlled by vacuum created by the engine. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

    2012 yamaha r1

    2012 yamaha r1

    2012 yamaha r1

    2012 yamaha r1

    2012 yamaha r1

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    The big news was it gained a six-stage traction control system, incorporating anti-wheelie in its two most intrusive levels. Alongside this, the bike came with a conservative suspension set-up and average sports tyres, too. Fit some sticky rubber and dial in the suspension to make it steer quicker and the R1 is insanely fast.

    It can hold its own at tight tracks against any of its rivals, but struggles with speed along long straights. Compared to the BMW SRR of the day, the R1 didn't feel as powerful, however the crossplane crank motor means plenty of grunt low-down, making it a much better road bike than many of its rivals - not to mention offering the best soundtrack, too. Plenty of engine braking from its V4-like characteristics also mean it was easy to back in to corners, too. With its crossplane crank and irregular firing order layout, the cc inline-four-cylinder engine is almost vibe-free, despite its rumbling exhaust note and has the linear power delivery of an electric motor, the grunt of a V-twin and the free-wheeling engine braking of a two-stroke.

    2012 yamaha r1

    Try and rev the R1 like a conventional inline four and it feels painfully slow. In saying that, it has a very tall first gear, so you can use the bottom gear more than you would normally.

    Build quality and reliability is top notch, but R1s have particularly grabby clutches and owners do pick up on it as a let-down of the bike. You can see more about the bike below:. It was a price-tag that placed it firmly in the ballpark of European exotica. The R1 also has three electronic riding modes, radial brakes, adjustable suspension, ride-by-wire and electronic, variable height inlet trumpets.

    2012 yamaha r1

    Since then, the R1 has gone on to adopt a fully-adjustable KYB rear shock and 43mm upside forks. The front wheel spindle is also now 3mm bigger for extra rigidity and for the first time the Yamaha has cast magnesium wheels. The machine is also smaller, more compact than older R1s and feels more like an R6 flicking in and out of the corners. The latest version of the Yamaha R1 was also produced as a higher-spec special edition R1M , which takes the standard road bike and adds Ohlins electronic suspension, plenty of carbon-fibre, a data-logger and access to the Yamaha Racing Experience.

    The latest version of the M also features a quick-shifter and auto-blipper. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below. This bike would be a solid 5 out of 5, for the road, if the clutch wasn't such a pig. If you like riding long distance on a sport bike, this is the bike you should be looking for. If you have to pick out a year that marked the revival of the litre bike category then look no In , we rode the then new Yamaha R1 at it's launch and said it was the 'most outrageous bike With carbon-fibre parts, GPS datalogging and a crossplane crank motor making it sound like Valentino Yamaha is just three months away from unveiling a completely new YZF-R1 superbike that it hopes will Yamaha has created a superbike to beat the best of its European rivals.

    MCN will be testing the new 'growler' Yamaha R1 next week so we've trawled through the archives to Yamaha hopes the new R1 and R1M will be the bikes to see off the high-tech competition from Europe Yamaha have released a teaser video, which could show glimpses of the new R1. The video shows design My time with my brilliant R1 is almost over. Features new-found midrange drive from junking Yamaha's tried and tested five-valve per cylinder in favour of the traditional four-valve set up.

    2012 yamaha r1

    Semi-active electronic Ohlins suspension gives the special edition R1M an extra layer of sophistication, grip, control. The Japanese have finally produced a bike that plays the European super nakeds at their own game. Ad closing in second s Not much has changed with the R1, but the big news is it now has a six-stage traction control system Not much has changed with the R1, but the big news is it now has a six-stage traction control system.

    You can see more about the bike below: A price-tag similar to European exotica It was a price-tag that placed it firmly in the ballpark of European exotica. Continued development Since then, the R1 has gone on to adopt a fully-adjustable KYB rear shock and 43mm upside forks. Specification Engine size cc Engine type 16v, inline-four-cylinder Frame type Twin spar aluminium frame and double-sided aluminium swingarm.

    2012 Yamaha R1



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