2012 Yamaha YZF-R1

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1
MSRP $13,990

The Yamaha YZF-R1 has been updated with several features this year. It has been given the seven-level Traction Ccontrol System that allows the rider to get more traction and drive while exiting the corners, this is part of the MotoGP technology. The footrests have been redesigned for great boot sole contact and advanced rider/motorcycle interface.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride

For 2012 Yamaha has equipped the R1 with traction control, find out what we thought about the addition in the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride article.

Engine Type4-cylinder DOHC 16 valves (titanium intake valves)
Engine Displacement998cc
Bore Stroke78.0 mm x 52.2 mm
Compression Ratio12.7:1
Fuel SystemFuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
IgnitionTCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Starting SystemElectric
Transmission6-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch
Final Drive#530 O-ring chain
Rake Trail24.0° / 4.0 in.
Seat Height32.9 in.
Wheelbase55.7 in.
Front Suspension43 mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Rear SuspensionSingle shock w/piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Front BrakeDual 310 mm disc; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers
Rear Brake220 mm disc; single-piston caliper
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/55-17
Fuel Capacity4.8 gal.
Dry Weight454 lbs. (Wet)
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