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Josh Hayes Factory Yamaha YZF-R1 Photo Gallery

MotoUSA tests Josh Hayes' factory Yamaha YZF-R1 American Superbike. Check out our riding impressions of this AMA Superbike in our Hayes Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike Review.

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Beautiful in blue. One of the best looking bikes on the grid, no question
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Spring Mountain Motorsports Park played host for our test of Josh Hayes' factory Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike
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Like the rest of the machine, the Brembo brakes on the Yamaha work best when full power is applied.
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Lightweight 17-inch rear wheel and 220mm Braking brake rotor highlight the back end.
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Where is Hayes' factory Yamaha most at home? Cranked on its side.
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Deep breath and it’s time to put the Superbike to the test.
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Akrapovic works with the factory Yamaha squad to develop a custom exhaust for the Superbike.
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Vortex handles the final drive gearing on the Yamaha R1.
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SMMP and a full day on Hayes' factory Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike. Hard to top that!
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Despite fairly limiting rules in American Superbike, which keeps much of the engine stock, the Yamaha still makes impressive power.
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Hayes and the factory Yamaha crew spent many hours and much testing to get the seat exactly right.
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A feeble attempt at changing the footpegs to fit my bad knee showed just how important the bikes ergonomics are.
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Magneti Marelli works closely with Hayes and the factory Yamaha boys to make the custom dash and engine's ECU just right.
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Man, she sure looks good!
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Atlas quickly found that Hayes' factory Yamaha excelled the harder it was pushed.
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Hayes has a first-rate team at Yamaha and working with them was a pleasure.
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Plenty of power and limited electronics make lofting the front wheel easy whenever one desires.
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Atlas puts the factory Yamaha Superbike through its paces.
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MotoUSA rides Hayes' American Superbike-spec Yamaha R1.
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Editor Atlas and the Yamaha squad ham it after an awesome day of testing.