Born from MotoGP, the 2009 Yamaha R1 is the most technologically advanced motorcycle of the day and, implicit, well worth of a detailed video in which the technical specifications are being explained.
Apparently, now you can be your own fan as you won’t be riding, but racing this bike. Just make sure to do it on a closed track.
New MotoGP technologies that have been implemented on the all-new 2009 Yamaha R1 change the sound of this race bike with headlights and mirrors. Because in the official video that doesn’t stand out, we show you an additional clip that is especially made for cathing the sound of uneven firing interval. Music to my ears…
We know that stunt man often apply artificial buffs rather than paint on their previously asphalt polished motorcycles, but we also have a hunch that this is not the case as this dressed up Yamaha R1 features the original mirrors, headlights, etc, leaving us wondering: why would anybody do that?
Well…there is more than one possibility. For example, this can be an interesting super sized mechanical friend for your Dalmatian dog or a hard thing to ride on when willing to get the heard into the fold. But, without a doubt, it is intriguing so I’ll let your imagination come up with more possibilities.
Motorcycle artist Roland Sands has recently spent some time with the Yamaha R1 studying it and finding cooler parts and technologies to implement on the already mind blowing performing motorcycle.
The result is this one-off Kenny Roberts style colored “Performance Machine”, as it says on the rear end, which stands out thanks to the longer swingarm, custom wheels and exhaust (that must sound crazy).
Now don’t get me wrong, I love the design, but I don’t know how the bike performs while braking as, for example, in order to have the front wheel stand out a brake disc was removed. Also the rider would have troubles seeing anything in those nice small mirrors.
Yamaha France will be supplying its motor heads with YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 models featuring a kit which transforms them in street legal replicas of the Yamaha M1 raced by Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo in the MotoGP Championship.
The kit is only available in France in a limited edition of only 35 units and it includes the full MotoGP-style fairing, gas tank cap, and graphics. Also, the bikes feature only the rider seat for extra truthfulness.
And you haven’t even heard the best of it. The kit can be adapted to a variety of new or used Yamaha R1 and R6 models so the price will be influenced by as much or as few elements of the kit you need to buy in order to have your bike look like Rossi’s.
To understand better the real benefits of the revolutionary inline-four engine that powers the 2009 R1, the manufacturer has created a video explaining the technology behind it. No, not this one!
The combustion torque is produced when the air-fuel mixture explodes, rotating the crankshaft. But when a piston isn’t pushed by the force of the blast, the crankshaft is still rotating due to inertia of the crankshaft. This generates inertial torque which is bad for linear power out of the corners. It also affects composite torque, which is a combination between the previous two so that is why Yamaha needed the crossplane crankshaft engine.
With each revamp that Yamaha performs on its machines you go through the specs sheet and at one moment you end up saying that there isn’t any way to make the product any better. But, usually after two years you’ll be surprised to find out that they’ve pulled it through very nicely again. So you start wondering which key opens the front door of the liter class each and every year for this manufacturer. An appropriate answer would be innovation as new systems are continuously being developed and implemented by Yamaha on its machines. The new R1 is probably the best example.
Yamaha has just introduced its 2009 YZF-R1 top supersport model with the intention of becoming a class leader. That means a lot of engineering refinement, something that would normally make the difference, but the 2009 Honda CBR 1000RR ABS is also in for new business so we would have to analyze this aspect closer and try not to call it a par.
Stay tuned for a review on the 2009 YZF-R1 and enjoy the latest Yamaha ad which showcases the new model.
Most riders show themselves retained in what concerns approaching the electric alternatives that have been created so far, but maybe this last will make a difference as it is built to meet the best of both worlds. Still able of challenging you to skid your knees at every turn, but not polluting a bit, the AC inductance Yamaha R1 could make a career in this business.
Definitely not comparable with a Yamaha engine, the 550amp 84v electric engine provided by AC inductance manages to develop a decent 54HP and 81ftlbs of torque. Planned to be produced and expected to sell in decent numbers, the bike will rely on its 8.1 kW lithium iron phosphate battery pack which can keep it going for a range of100 miles.
With these numbers on the table, the electrically-powered R1 can do 100mph and comes as a green solution for riders who are willing to lose the emissions, but not a bike’s sporty feel. I do not see how that is possible as a bike’s sporty attitude is being generally given by its engine, but I have to admit and congratulate this significant step further.