2007 Yamaha YZF-R1
The Yamaha YZF-R1 has been carving its way into motorcycle history since 1998, and in 2007 the scalpel has been sharpened to the point of being dangerous… at least to the competition. In the beginning the R1 set new standards for performance in the literbike class with a combination of a sick motor and track-inspired good looks.
We take Yammie's new literbike to the streets, the dyno and the scales in this primer for our upcoming Superbike Smackdown IV.
|Engine Type||Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke DOHC|
|Bore Stroke||77 x 53.6mm|
|Fuel System||Fuel injection with YCC-T and YCC-I|
|Rake Trail||24°/ 4 in.|
|Seat Height||32.9 in.|
|Front Suspension||43 mm inverted telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; adjustable for hi-/lo-speed compression and rebound damping, spr|
|Front Brake||Dual 310 mm discs; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers|
|Rear Brake||220 mm disc with single-piston caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||4.75 gal.|
|Dry Weight||390 lbs.|
Next February, Yamaha adds a third YZF-R1 to its sport motorcycle line-up with the more affordable ’S’ variation.