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2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike Street Smackdown Photo Gallery

MotoUSA put the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 through the strides against this year’s line-up of superbikes . Read about it in the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Street Comparison review.

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The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 can still hustle through the curves.
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The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1's brakes work well but are not as stellar as some of the other bikes in its class.
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The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 gets a new progressive shock spring.
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The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 is wide in the mid-section but comfortable.
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The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 finishes sixth in the Superbike Smackdown IX Street.
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Overzealous applications of the clutch can lead to fading on the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1.
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2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Dyno Chart
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2012 Superbike Smackdown IX Street Horsepower
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2012 Superbike Smackdown IX Street Torque
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The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 has seven traction control levels.
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The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 feels larger than the other bikes in its class.
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The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1's crossplane crank engine is smooth and tractable.
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The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 is the heaviest bike in this test.
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The gauges on the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 are beginning to look dated.
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The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 now has traction control and a subtle facelift.