2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
The YZF-R1 is the worlds first production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft, which results in smooth power delivery and increased rear-wheel traction during hard acceleration. This racer-replica is packed with electronics, from chip-controlled variable intake funnels and “a fly-by-wire” throttle system to its variable-map power delivery system that tailors engine output at the touch of a button. A new aluminum chassis and updated fork and shock also improve the bike’s ride.
Motorcycle USA straps on some Yamaha motorcycle accessories onto its 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 sportbike and hits the road enroute to the 2009 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. Find out what it’s like in this motorcycle review.
|Engine Type||Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke DOHC|
|Bore Stroke||78 x 52.2mm|
|Fuel System||Electronic fuel injection|
|Transmission||Six-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch|
|Rake Trail||24°/ 4 in.|
|Seat Height||32.8 in.|
|Front Suspension||4.7 in.|
|Rear Suspension||4.7 in.|
|Front Brake||Dual Disc|
|Fuel Capacity||4.8 gal.|
|Dry Weight||454 lbs. (wet)|
Next February, Yamaha adds a third YZF-R1 to its sport motorcycle line-up with the more affordable ’S’ variation.