2012 Yamaha YZF-R1
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.
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 Type||4-cylinder DOHC 16 valves (titanium intake valves)|
|Bore Stroke||78.0 mm x 52.2 mm|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I|
|Ignition||TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition|
|Transmission||6-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch|
|Final Drive||#530 O-ring chain|
|Rake Trail||24.0° / 4.0 in.|
|Seat Height||32.9 in.|
|Front Suspension||43 mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable, 4.7-in travel|
|Front Brake||Dual 310 mm disc; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers|
|Rear Brake||220 mm disc; single-piston caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||4.8 gal.|
|Dry Weight||454 lbs. (Wet)|
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