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Video: 'Born from MotoGP' Ben Spies on the 2012 R1

Published: 26 September 2011

Updated: 20 November 2014

In an attempt to link the 2012 Yamaha R1, which now features six-stage traction control, to MotoGP, this video shows Ben Spies loading up a day-van and heading to a trackday.

The revised YZF-R1, with limited-edition 50th anniversary paint, revised front lights and 'MotoGP inspired top yoke', helps Spies to cut through the pack before advising fellow trackday attendees that the bike has "no weaknesses and makes my job pretty easy".

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