Yamaha YZF-R1 LE = Free MotoGP Tickets

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Laguna Seca Tickets

Yamaha has announced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to owners of the new 2010 YZF-R1 LE (Rossi Edition) model.

New YZF-R1 LE owners who live within 1,000 miles of the famous Monterey Racetrack will be given a complimentary pair of tickets to the July 23-25 U.S. Red Bull U.S.Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

In addition, all those who ride their R1 LE’s to the track will be given a special one-time paddock admission which will include a very special photo opportunity in the MotoGP paddock.

New for 2010, the Yamaha R1 LE (Limited Edition) comes complete with Valentino Rossi/Fiat Yamaha livery including the number “46” and “The Doctor” logos. Each LE will also contain a replica of Valentino’s signature on the fuel tank.

The R1 is the world’s first production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft. Originally pioneered in MotoGP racing with the M1, crossplane technology puts each crank pin 90 degrees from the next, with an uneven firing interval of 270-180-90-180 degrees.

The result is incredibly smooth, roll-on power delivery with outrageous amounts of torque for a rush like you’ve never experienced before.

The unique shape of the crossplane crank smoothes out fluctuations in inertial crankshaft torque to provide very linear power delivery as the engine’s combustion torque builds, giving the rider more linear throttle response with awesome power and traction exiting corners. Not just new, the R1’s new crossplane crank engine represents a complete paradigm shift.

To make the crossplane crank viable an advanced ECU individually maps each cylinder’s ignition and fuel injection timing. This powerful electronics package also controls Yamaha Chip Control Intake and Chip Control Throttle (YCC-I, YCC-T). These 3 different maps at the push of a button allow the rider to choose the optimum power character for their riding situation.

Control filled die-cast frame rails balance high vertical rigidity with relatively low lateral rigidity for increased high speed stability while improving handling, especially while leaned over during corner exit.

A control filled die-cast magnesium sub frame cuts weight far from the center of balance and contributes to concentration of mass.

More than the just the next-generation of supersport; the YZF-R1 represents a major breakthrough in supersport technology and performance.

The 2010 R1 will be available in dealerships with a starting MSRP of $13,290 and available in Raven, Pearl White and Team Yamaha Blue/White.

The R1 LE has a starting MSRP of $14,500 and available in Fiat Yamaha Team graphics.