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This 180 bhp superbike has been updated with traction control, smoother fueling and a new rear shock. Learn more in our 2013 Yamaha R1 review.
05 September 2013
Photos: an R1 in the sand dunes
How’s this for a magazine cover? With the help of Yamaha Europe and Michelin, French mag L’Integral equipped 10-time Dakar winner Stephane Peterhansel with a 50th Anniversary R1 and sent him to the Sahara desert to grab these images on the huge sand dunes there. The only modifications necessary? A set of bar risers and a pair of race wets, the rear hand-cut to form paddles. And I thought I was...
26 March 2012
Sick motorcycle drifting, brah
“What happens when you combine a Graves WORKS Project / 2012 Yamaha R1 / purpose-built stunt bike, a three-time XDL stunt champion, fast cars, hot girls, elite helicopter tours, an awesome race track and film the entire event through Tyler Kirk Films? Pure and sic drift insanity and the most advanced drift bike ever built,” reads the official blurb. To that we’d add phrases like “Tight, yo...
28 February 2012
Can Traction Control Tame The 2012 Yamaha R1?
The 2012 Yamaha R1 is updated with the addition of traction control, smoother fueling and a new rear shock to make the 180 bhp superbike more exploitable.
24 October 2011
2012 Yamaha R1: traction control
Call this one a recession special. In lieu of an all-new model or significant updates, Yamaha is instead heaping its flagship R1 with classy new paint jobs and all manner of popular aftermarket upgrades. Foremost among those? A seven-level traction control system, bringing the 2012 Yamaha R1 up to speed with bikes like the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R and BMW S1000RR. The rest of the upgrades read like ...
14 September 2011
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