Yamaha YZF-R1 LE - The 12 Bikes Of XXXMAS

You'll Never Be As Fast, But Now You Can At Least Look Like Valentino Rossi

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Adam Campbell, Yamaha
Price $14,500
Engine type l-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 998cc
Bore x stroke 78.0 x 52.2mm
Compression 12.7:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 178.4 bhp @ 12,500 rpm
Claimed torque 84.5 lb-ft @ 10,000 rpm
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension 43mm Soqi inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Soqi shock with adjustable spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Sumitomo six-piston radial calipers, 310mm discs
Rear brake Nissin single-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Dunlop Sportmax D210F
Rear tire 190/55ZR-17 Dunlop Sportmax D210
Rake/trail 24.0 deg./4.0 in.
Seat height 32.9 in.
Wheelbase 55.7 in.
Fuel capacity 4.8 gal.
Claimed dry weight 454 lbs.
Colors Fiat Yamaha Team Graphics
Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact www.yamaha-motor.com

Verdict | Naughty
3.5 stars out of 5
No, really, I'm a doctor. It says so right here on the windscreen...

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