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Jon Urry  says:

Used buying guide: Yamaha R1

If you have to pick out a year that marked the revival of the litre bike category then look no further than 2004. With World Superbikes turning to 1000cc inline fours rather than 750cc homologation specials, the pressure was on the Japanese in the early-noughties to deliver to riders a whole new breed of affordable sportsbike. The litre bike war was about...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (03 July 2013 11:52)

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Sep 07

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James600zx says:


Why start the story at 2004 when there were 3 great versions of the R1 before that?

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Jan 13

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shamarone says:


lemme know when you're ACTUALLY going to do a piece on the R1...? 

i'll come back. 

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Oct 11

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Piglet2010 says:

Weighty Matters

2004-2006 Yamaha YZF-R1: Weight: 172 kgf

2007-2008 Yamaha YZF-R1: Weight: 177 kgf

2009-2011 Yamaha YZF-R1: Weight: 206 kgf

The trend here is not a good one. Lighter is better, and the current R1 is overweight by at least 35 kgf.

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