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Thanks to its crossplane-crankshaft technology, the R1 already has one of the smoothest power deliveries of all the one-liter sportbikes. But a traction-control system with seven levels of intervention should allow controlled acceleration anytime, anywhere. Variable-length intake funnels and a ride-by-wire throttle system combine with new ECU settings for improved delivery in the lower and middle rpm ranges. The aluminum chassis uses a fully adjustable fork and shock and an electronic steering damper. The R1 is available in Team Yamaha Blue/ White, Matte Gray, or Rapid Red/Raven.

Price: $14,290-$14,490
Engine type: dohc inline-4
Displacement: 998cc
Induction: EFI
Transmission speeds: 6
Final drive: chain
Front brake: dual disc
Rear brake: disc
Wheelbase: 55.7 in.
Seat height: 32.9 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal.
Claimed wet weight: 454 lb.

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