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2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 Street Smackdown Photo Gallery

Motorcycle USA puts all the 2010 Superbikes to the test in our Superbike Smackdown sportbike comparison. Read about it in the 2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparison Street review.

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2010 Superbike Smackdown VII horsepower graph
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2010 Superbike Smackdown VII torque graph
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2010 Superbike Smackdown VII curb weight comparison
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2010 Superbike Smackdown VII quarter mile acceleration comparison
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2010 Superbike Smackdown VII zero-to-60 mph acceleration comparison
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2010 Superbike Smackdown VII braking distance comparison
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2010 Superbike Smackdown VII sound comparison
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2010 Superbike Smackdown VII average fuel mileage and range comparison
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2010 Yamaha YZF-R1
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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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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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The 2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 is the best looking Japanese bike.
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The R1 definitely feels heavy during turn-in.
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The R1’s engine is playful making it more fun to ride.
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The R1 is the heaviest bike in this comparison and in certainly feels that way during cornering.
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The R1’s suspension absorbs bumps well delivering a plush ride on the street.
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Adjustable foot controls on the 2010 Yamaha R1 allow for greater rider customization.
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The 2010 Yamaha YZF-R1 sounds just like Valentino Rossi’s No. 46 M1 MotoGP bike!
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2010 Yamaha YZF-R1: Superbike Smackdown VII.