Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 onboard lap

Catch a glimpse of the 2009 Yamaha R1 in action as we go onboard with Yamaha Motor Europe Chief Test Rider, Jeffry de Vries, for a lap of the Eastern Creek circuit at the launch in Australia.

MCN Road Tester Michael Neeves was on hand to evaluate the bike himself. Read his first ride report or watch his trackside first impressions video.

For a full review of the new Yamaha R1, including a technical explaination of the bike’s radical new engine, pick up this week’s copy of MCN, on sale Wednesday 21 January.