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2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparo Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparo. 2007 Superbike Smackdown IV.

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Hutch wound the R1 through its gears to test out the new multi-plate slipper clutch.
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Hutch and his black Alpinestars leathers match quite well with the sinister grey R1.
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Look quick while he's got the wheel in the air. The R1's got 4.6mm more trail this year than last.
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The Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake optimizes performance by utilizing a long 140mm velocity stack that enhances torque at lower revs.
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If you're happy and you know it, pop a wheelie.
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The sticky 120/70-ZR17 front and 190/50-ZR17 rear radial tires gripped tight through the Malibu canyon roads.
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The 2007 Yamaha R1's chiseled features rank high not only in aerodynamics but by looking fast even when it's sitting still.
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Both power numbers were up on the 2007 Yamaha R1 in comparison to the '06 version.
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The Yammie's new six-piston caliper brakes are a big improvement in feel over the old four-piston clampers.
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We've got the '07 R1 pegged as second-heaviest of the Japanese literbikes at 430.5 lbs dry weight.
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A series of switchbacks in the Santa Monica Mountains served to put the R1's revamped chassis through a thorough workout.
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The R1's braking system is all-new for 2007 with dual 310mm rotors and radial-mount six-piston calipers.
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Earnest rips it down the Buttonwillow straightaway.
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For 2007, the R1 has improved midrange power and greater feedback from its overhauled chassis.
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Yamaha broke from the norm this year and went to a traditional four-valve per cylinder design rather than the five-valve they had been running since '86.
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Our wrecking crew liked the R1 although it wasn't the best streetbike of this quartet of bad boys.
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Caution. The object is your mirror is closer than it appears.
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Hutch draws some inspiration from Steeves' antics and tries his hand at backing in the R1.
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Former Buttonwillow track record holder Earnest said the R1's handling and stability has improved considerably over the previous generation R1.
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The 2007 R1 spun the drum to the second-highest number in the dyno chart, 156.5 hp.
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Curvy roads, no traffic, and a high-performance superbike - does it get any better?
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The narrow tank allows for a tight grip with your knees while hanging on for dear life through the turns.
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A new truss-type swingarm is extremely strong and tuned for optimal traction and feedback.
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The Yamaha has dual 310mm discs up front with radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers.
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The '07 R1's cockpit features adjustable LCD illumination and multi-function digital gauges.
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US Stunt Riders' front man Brian Steeves brings the R1 in for a landing.
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Steeves tests the mettle of the new six-piston powered braking system on the R1.
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Both power numbers were up on the 2007 Yamaha R1 in comparison to the '06 version.
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We were honored Pacific Track Times' Michael Earnest lent his expertise to this year's Smackdown.
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A new-design fairing with bigger Ram-Air intakes and a screwless windscreen adds maximum aerodynamic efficiency for the R1.
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Steeves surfs some asphalt, Superbike-style.
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Faster than a speeding bullet, it's - Duke Danger.
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The aluminum Deltabox frame and swingarm are all-new for '07.
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The Yamaha Chip Control Throttle controls a 32-bit ECU fuel injection system for even power delivery.
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MCUSA's Editorial Director demonstrates that the R1 is a worthy adversary on the track.
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The R1 utilizes hollow bolts and lightweight fasteners to help trim overall weight.
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The R1's swingarm pivot point is 3mm higher than last year and is meant to improve front end feel and feedback during corner entry.