2006 Yamaha YZF-R1

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1
MSRP $11,299

The 2006 Yamaha R1 is one of the most amazing looking motorcycles ever made. Its sleek, sexy lines helped the R1 grow in popularity since it was unveiled so many years ago. It pumped out 145 horsepower in our 2006 Superbike Smackdown but it wasn’t enough to take the title.

Engine TypeInline four-cylinder 4-stroke
Engine Displacement998cc
Bore Stroke77 x 53.6mm
CoolingLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio12.4:1
Fuel SystemElectronic fuel injection
IgnitionDC TCI
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail24°/96.52mm
Seat Height32.9 in.
Wheelbase55.7 in.
Front Suspension4.7 in.
Rear Suspension5.1 in.
Front BrakeDual Disc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/50-17
Fuel Capacity4.75 gal.
Dry Weight381 lbs.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Shootout Track (2)

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