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.

Engine TypeInline four-cylinder 4-stroke DOHC
Engine Displacement998cc
Bore Stroke77 x 53.6mm
CoolingLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio12.7:1
Fuel SystemElectronic fuel injection
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail24°/ 4 in.
Seat Height32.9 in.
Wheelbase55.7 in.
Front Suspension43 mm inverted fork; fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Rear SuspensionSingle shock with piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable; 5.1 in. travel
Front BrakeDual 310 mm discs; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers
Rear Brake220 mm disc with single piston caliper
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/50-17
Fuel Capacity4.75 gal.
Dry Weight390 lbs.
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