2013 Yamaha YZF-R1
The Yamaha YZF R1 has a seven-level Traction Control System which allows more traction and drive while coming out of the corners. The forced-air intake system is embraced to increase intake competence by using the natural airflow during riding. The fuel-injected engine takes full advantage of YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle), the MotoGP-inspired fly-by-wire technology used to deliver instant throttle response. The Yamaha D-MODE (or “Drive Mode”) is for variable throttle control which gives you three modes that control how the YCC-T responds to throttle input.
Ever wondered how long it takes to build a Yamaha YZF-R1 SuperBike from the frame up? About five hours, if you’re really good and you’ve got two Graves Yamaha crews of talented technicians working together with expert precision.
|Engine Type||4-cylinder DOHC 16 valves (titanium intake valves)|
|Bore Stroke||78 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|
|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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