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2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike Smackdown Track Photo Gallery
AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport rider Devon McDonough aboard the 2012 Yamaha R1.
Check out photos of Yamaha’s hopped up R1 as we test it in our annual Superbike Shootout. Find out more in the
2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Track Comparison
The R1 wasn't the smallest or lightest bike in the test but it's mid-corner stability was confidence inspiring.
The Yamaha YZF-R1 is significantly down on power in the liter-bike class even with the fitment of a Graves racing pipes.
The Yamaha was one of the heaviest-steering bikes in this test.
Yamaha did an excellent job of setting up their bike this year.
The R1’s unique engine firing order enhances the feel between the throttle and rear tire.
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Montano was yet another fan of the R1’s cornering.
Test rider Chris Siglin gives the R1 a handful exiting onto Thunderhill's front straight.
Test riders loved the mid-corner stability of the R1.
The R1 tied the BMW as having the highest maximum braking force proving the effectiveness of its brakes.
At 464 pounds with a full tank of gas, the R1 was the second heaviest bike in the test.
The Graves titanium exhaust helped shed a number of pounds off of the hefty R1.
The R1 gauges are easy to read and has very simple on-the-fly traction control adjustment.
2012 Yamaha YZF-R1
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