Yamaha YZF

Yamaha YZF

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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.

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It is a well known fact that the Yamaha R1 is Honda’s CBR1000RR nightmare and it seems that in 2009 nothing will change in the fight for the 1000cc Queen. We have the recently-launched Fireblade and the R1 plans on coming strong from behind and it will stand out as the awesome combination between the heavily-improved R6 and the M1 MotoGP bike.

But this is no newness. Yamaha has tried this thing before on the R6 and this is the first time the power to weight ratio is expected to be so good on the R1. So what comes new is the weight reduction as close to the one of an actual 600cc bike (the R6) and a horsepower number close to 200 (inspired on the M1). The fly-by-wire throttle and the race-inspired exhaust should also not miss this perfect harmony.

As you can see in the picture, design features also make you think at the “youngster” and at the “racer” so who knows, maybe the next R1 model will sort things out between Honda and Yamaha.

This competition goes a decade back when the R1 was first introduced and got a big slice of CBR’s target public. It was a big punch in the nose for Honda, who had dominated the scene with the ‘90’s models of its well known Fireblade.

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When being the proud owner of a Yamaha R6 and having too much spare time it is strongly recommended that you jump on your bike and hit the road. What you’ll be trying to avoid is turning your motorcycle into the strange thing posted above.

That is only if not riding withroup of choppers – like this guy apparently does – and trying to weaken your bike’s cornering abilities by mounting a 300mm rear tire together with the rim and swingarm supporting it.

I’m not saying it doesn’t look like a tractor (if that was the plan), but was this really necessary? And we’re not even talking about a Hayabusa.

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The MotoGP star is always enthusiastic about testing Yamaha Yamaha ’s new releases, especially the supersport wonders, the R1 and R6. This time it enjoys going to the racing track in a Fiat 500 for testing the R6 and giving us a feel of what a blast the new model is.

The MotoGP star is always enthusiastic about testing Yamaha’s new releases, especially the supersport wonders, the R1 and R6. This time it enjoys going to the racing track in a Fiat 500 for testing the R6 and giving us a feel of what a blast the new model is.

Posted on by Anthony Kodack 32

In the winter of 2008, a new force strikes in the sports bike world, the Yamaha YZF-R15. A unique ’no compromise’ machine for road riders ready to accept the challenge of the racetrack. A machine, like all other Yamaha R series , that comes with racing DNA and the spirit of competition living in every component.

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„Catch the extreme” – there isn’t any other phrase that could describe better a bike like the new Yamaha R6 which is ready to prove that it can be a leader of the average displacement sport bikes.

„Catch the extreme” – there isn’t any other phrase that could describe better a bike like the new Yamaha R6 which is ready to prove that it can be a leader of the average displacement sport bikes.

Posted on by Anthony Kodack 1

Almost anywhere you look on the 2008 R6 you’ll find something new, including YCC-I.
It’s bristling with loads of refinements and knowledge gained from years of racing. You can confidently say the YZF-R6 is the most advanced production 600cc motorcycle Yamaha - or anybody else - has ever built.

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Have you ever thought that perfection can be taken one step further? If you have and if you also love motorcycles, especially supersports, you must check out this upgrade proposed by Rizoma for the 2007 Yamaha R1. The Rizoma proposal for the R1 is a mix of specially adapted pieces made out of aluminum like the footrest, for example which was especially mounted higher than stock in order to avoid contacts with asphalt during the use on circuit. The rear set control kit also features Rizoma (...)

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