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2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 Track Smackdown Photo Gallery

Motorcycle-USA takes the latest Superbikes and put's them to the test in our annual Superbike Smackdown. Welcome to the 2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 portion in the 2010 Superbike Smackdown VII Track.

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2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike Smackdown VII dyno graph: 150.89 HP and 76.55 lb-ft of torque.
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2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 changes: Bold New Graphics.
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Yamaha's R1 has long featured under-seat exhaust.
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2010 Yamaha YZF-R1: Superbike Smackdown VII.
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Even with 6-piston front calipers, the Yamaha has never been rated well in terms of brake performance.
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Yamaha's R1 dash covers all the bases and adds to the mix a massive adjustable shift-light.
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Garcia pilots the R1 around T-Hill.
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Atlas drives the Yamaha through the chicane en route to a 1:57.56.
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Road Test Editor Waheed found the Yamaha R1 to his liking at Thunderhill.
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Though it may not drive that hard off the corners, the Yamaha's power was very useable.
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2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 and Neuer take on "The Hill."
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Once planted on its side the Yamaha felt very solid.
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Flickability from side to side was an area the Yamaha struggled.