Yamaha unveil 2009 YZF-R1

Yamaha unleash their latest flagship sportsbike - the most technologically advanced R1 ever built

Yamaha's 2009 R1 is dripping with MotoGP technology
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THE NEW 2009 model YZF-R1 represents the most significant development in engine and chassis technology ever seen in the 11-year history of this legendary motorcycle.

Featuring an all-new 998cc engine whose design has been influenced by the championship winning M1, the new high-tech R1 powerplant is closely linked to thee company's MotoGP bike. The R1 engine has never benefited from so much MotoGP developed technology as the 2009 model.

In addition, the completely redesigned aluminium Deltabox chassis and aggressive new styling, give the new-generation YZF-R1 a radical new look and bring innovative technology to the class.

Chassis Technical Highlights

· Newly designed aluminium Deltabox frame

· Idealised balance of chassis rigidity

· Compact dimensions and slightly lower centre of gravity

· New-shape large-capacity mass-centralizing fuel tank

· CF die-cast magnesium rear frame

· New lighter swingarm with optimized rigidity balance

· 2-way adjustable rear shock absorber and bottom-link rear

· 43mm front forks with independent left/right side damping mechanisms

· Lighter front discs with optimized controllability

· Innovative new cooling system with active air management

· 190/55-17 rear tyre

· New-look front end featuring headlights integrated with air intakes

· New solenoid coil type projector headlight

· New styling emphasises concentration of mass

· New multi-function instrumentation


The new YZF-R1 is available in:

1. Competition White with a red frame

2. Yamaha Blue

3. Midnight Black