Review: 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1July 23, 2012 by: Nishant Panwar
For all the Yamaha R-1 lovers and speed crazy a good news for all of you. Yamaha has launched the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 with an all new enhanced features on its deck.
The engine loaded in this monster ride is 998cc, liquid-cooled 4-cylinder DOHC with 16 valves. Must be wondering about the new technology right? Well, crankshaft technology is being used in this beast.
In order to increase the efficiency of the engine the air intake system plays a vital role by providing natural air inflow. Fly Wire Technology inspires the fuel injected system.
The bike frame is made keeping in mind the adventure rides it will go on and that is the reason its frame is a combination of rigidity and flex for a proper balance during rides.
Other specifications that might interest you:
Engine Type: 998cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves (titanium intake valves)
Compression Ratio: 12.7:1
Bore x Stroke: 78.0mm X 52.2mm
Fuel Delivery: Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition: TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Suspension / Front: 43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Suspension / Rear: Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Length: 81.5 in
Width: 28.1 in
Height: 44.5 in
Seat Height: 32.8 in
Wheelbase: 55.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle): 24.0°
Trail: 4.0 in
Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gal
Fuel Economy: 33 mpg
Wet Weight: 454 lb
Transmission: 6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive: 530 O-ring chain
Brakes / Front: Dual 310mm disc; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers
Brakes / Rear: 220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Well, anyways personally I never thought so any more specifications in the beast because I loved the beast earlier also but with more advanced specifications I guess it will become the favorite and love of many others now.
R1 had always been a favorite of many speed lovers and bike crazy and its looks are simply amazing but now with the launch of this bike with new advanced specifications the bike is all set to dominate the entire market.