Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 | Quick Look

2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 | Quick Look

2011 Yamaha Motorcycle

Yamaha’s highly acclaimed MotoGP M1 derivative – the crossplane crankshaft R1 – is mechanically unchanged for 2011, although a creative Candy Red/Raven graphic design joins the Raven and usual Blue/White paint schemes.

Not available in showrooms, Yamaha Accessories sells an ultra-cool yellow/black Kenny Roberts replica paint scheme, but it is a full bodywork replacement.

The R1’s motor delivers outrageous low-down torque in such a user-friendly, tractable way, that it translates to smooth corner exits without sacrificing top-end power.

Confidence-inspiring handling helps make the R1 into a wonderful superbike for the street.

2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 Quick Stats

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
  • BORE x STROKE: 78mm x 52.2mm
  • COMP. RATIO: 12.7:1
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 55.3 inches
  • RAKE: 24 degrees
  • WET WEIGHT: 454 pounds
  • PRICE: $13,590

For a look into the entire 2011 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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