Is this the new 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1?

We have a look at French mag - Motorevue's - take on Yamaha's flagship sportsbike

Could next year's R1 look like this?

THEY'VE ALREADY put out what they think the 2009 ZX-6R is going to look like, now here's what the French are saying the next generation Yamaha R1 is going to appear as.

The French lads are saying that the bike is, apart from being smaller and faster, being considered for a 'big bang' style motor with more power allied with easier delivery. Oh, and they say it'll look like the MotoGP bike too.

Not so sure we like the picture as much as the ZX-6R though.