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2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Specifications

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2008 Yamaha YZF-R1
2008 Yamaha
YZF-R1
MSRP $11,699

the '08 Yamaha utilizes a track-inspired high-revving screamer of an engine, powerful brakes and a gnarly exhaust note to get the adrenal glands pumping. Without a doubt, the R1 is a treat for all the senses, but it faces tough competition in our fifth annual Superbike Smackdown.
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MSRP
2008
Yamaha
YZF-R1
Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke DOHC
998cc
77 x 53.6mm
12.7:1
Liquid cooled
Electronic fuel injection
TCI
Electric
Six-speed
Chain
24°/ 4 in.
55.7 in.
32.9 in.
43 mm inverted fork; fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Single shock with piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable; 5.1 in. travel
Dual 310 mm discs; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers
220 mm disc with single piston caliper
120/70-ZR17
190/50-ZR17
4.75 gal.
390 lbs.
$11,699

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