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2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride 2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride and Street Ride. 2007 Yamaha R1 Street Ride.

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Redesigning the underseat titanium exhaust system gives the bike excellent clearance for tight corners.
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This is the view many will see as the R1 blazes by.
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Lightweight five-spoke rims not only look good but help the bike to get up and go.
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The R1 chassis includes an all-new aluminum Deltabox frame.
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The R1 stands out in its Team Yamaha Blue.
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The in-flight control panel, complete with LCD illumination and multi-function digital gauges.
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Dual 310mm front disc brakes with six-piston radial-mount calipers and a Brembo radial-pump front master cylinder give the R1 the stopping power a bike of its caliber needs.
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Yamaha equips the R1 with a standard toolkit concealed in the confines of a convenient storage compartment under the passenger seat.
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The use of hollow bolts and lightweight fasteners help streamline the bike's overall weight.
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The latest R1 figures to be a major contender in both the WSB and AMA SB championships, not to mention a viable threat in the '07 MCUSA Superbike Smackdown.
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Thanks to the addition of the slipper clutch, downshifting is done in carefree fashion, since it keeps the bike much more stable during deceleration coinciding with hard braking (and believe me, you will be braking hard) than it would be without it.
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The R1 pulls like a good 1000 should clear past ten grand, pulling even harder through the 13,750 rpm redline so after you shift a few times with the tach above 10K things start happening post-haste.
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A pair of 310mm rotors are grabbed by radial-mounted six-piston calipers provide the braking power up front, with Ken using the single-piston/disc configuration out back to help keep the front wheel on the ground.
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The R1 2007 engine, with all-new variable-length intake trumpets and four-valve per cylinder design, provides plenty of muscle and pulls strong way past the five-figure mark on the tachometer.
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The venue for America's lone MotoGP stop is the perfect setting to test the mettle of the new R1.
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The combination of radial-mount six-piston Sumitomo calipers, 310mm rotors, (reduced in size by 20mm versus '06), is a very competent package.
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The mob is still undecided regarding the new R1's looks, with the '07 design sporting larger ram-air intakes and new R6-inspired side fairing panels.
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Due to its more responsive handling and new wicked powerplant, the new R1 has taken a step forward in its quest for literbike dominance.
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The comfier ergos also make it a more comfortable fit for the casual street riding most people will encounter when they aren't on the track.
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The nimble R1 is well-suited to the Laguna Seca track, aided in part by the new Pirelli Diablo Corsa tires, which received uniform praise from the moto-journos in attendance.
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There are worse ways to make a living that testing the latest sportbikes on some of the world's most famous circuits.
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Wailing down the Laguna Seca corkscrew means not always having two wheels on the asphault.
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Having that ripper of a motor makes charging from corner to corner a real blast, but at some point you have to slow down and that's where the slipper clutch, previously found only on the '06 YZF-R1 LE, and new 6-piston brakes come in handy.
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2007 Yamaha R1 superbike.
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The corkscrew at Laguna Seca was a good test for the R1's handling, not to mention the rider's skills and courage.
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The latest incarnation of the YZF-R1 utilizes a new frame, designed to create less rigidity and greater handling feel for the rider.
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The headlining modification to the '07 R1 is the Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I). The pioneering design allows the R1's intake snorkels to change position relative to the engine rpm, making more torque on the low end and maximum power up on the top.
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Ken throttles the new R1 around the Laguna Seca circuit during the R1 press intro.
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2007 Yamaha R1 superbike.
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2007 Yamaha R1 superbike.
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Hutch found the new R1's riding position to be an upgrade from previous models, with the rider placed in a less aggressive stance.
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Riders have a tough choice in selecting the right color for their R1 - Charcoal Silver, Candy Red, or Team Yamaha Blue.
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The R1's truss-type extremely strong swingarm provides optimal traction.