Wednesday, 2 September 2009

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1, The New R1 You Wanna Own

The MotoGP-inspired R1 is the most advanced Open-class production motorcycle. The new R1 represents a paradigm shift in technology, performance and controllability among litre class sport bikes. Inspired by Yamaha's M1 MotoGP race bike, this next generation R1 features a cross plane crankshaft design with an uneven firing order to provide outsanding yet easy to control torque and an exceptionally linear throttle feal never experienced before. But there is far more to the new R1 than just a revolutionary new engine. The bark is bad. The bite is badder. Forget everything you ever knew about the supersport liter class. The all-new YZF-R1 is unlike anything before. That's because it's the world's first production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft. The result? Incredibly smooth power delivery and outrageous torque for a rush like you've never experienced.
Introducing the all new 2009 R1 … Yamaha's technical "Tour de Force." The new R1 has been designed to be the "Ultimate Cornering Master" of the open super sport class and one of the keys to incredible handling lies partly in the chassis but equally as important, in its ability to put useable power to the ground. This revolutionary new R1 delivers as much power as the rider wants, exactly when the rider wants it … by a simple twist of the right wrist; leaving the rider feeling like they are directly connected to the rear wheel of the new R1.

The new-generation YZF-R1 is more closely linked to our MotoGP winning M1 than ever before. For 2009 this legendary motorcycle is equipped with an all-new 998cc inline four-cylinder engine with a crossplane crankshaft that runs with an uneven firing interval of 270º - 180º - 90º - 180º. This innovative new design ensures superb throttle linearity, giving a feeling that the rider’s throttle hand is directly connected to the rear tyre. The new engine feels and sounds smoother than ever, and emits an unforgettable growl from the exhaust. Pushing out 182 PS at 12,500 rpm with 115.5 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm, this MotoGP-inspired engine is without a doubt the most technologically advanced powerplant ever seen on a Yamaha supersport bike. And for the ultimate in feel and controllability, the new-generation R1 runs with an all-new Deltabox chassis offering an idealized rigidity balance.
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Highlights: - Fuel Consumption * 14kpl/40mpg(Imp) - New, 998cc, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line 4 with revolutionary "cross plane" crankshaft - New compact Deltabox chassis with fully adjustable suspension

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 - USA Specifications
MSRP* $12,490 (Raven/Candy Red) Available from January 2009 $12,490
(Pearl White/Rapid Red) Available from January 2009
(Cadmium Yellow) Available from January 2009
(Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from January 2009

Type :998cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves (titanium valves)
Bore x Stroke :78.0mm X 52.2mm
Compression Ratio :12.7:1

Carburetion :Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I Ignition TCI :Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission :6-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch
Final Drive :#530 O-ring chain

Fuel Capacity :4.8 gal
Fuel Consumption :* 14kpl/40mpg(Imp)
Wet Weight :454 lb
Brakes/Front :Dual 310mm
disc; radial-mount forged 6-piston
Brakes/Rear :220mm
disc; single-piston caliper

Tires/Front :120/70ZR17M/C 58W
Tires/Rear :190/55ZR17M/C 75W
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 - Candian Specifications
MSRP: C$15,899
Engine :Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, inline four
Displacement :998cc
Bore and Stroke :78 x 52.2mm
Compression Ratio :12.7:1

Maximum Torque :11.7kg-m (84.6ft-lb) @ 10,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery :Mikuni 45mm throttle body FI

Lubrication :Wet sump
Ignition :Digital TCI

Transmission :6-speed
Brakes (Front) :Dual 310mm discs

Brakes (Rear) :220mm disc
Tires (Front) :120/70ZR17

Tires (Rear) :190/55ZR17

Fuel Capacity :18 litres (4 Imp. gal.)
Fuel Consumption :* 14kpl/40mpg(Imp)
Wet Weight :206kg (453.2lb)
Colour(s) :Yamaha Blue

Metallic Black
Reddish Yellow

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