2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Since the launch, Yamaha YZF R1 is one of the most sought after super sports motorcycle that truly inherits the DNA of the MOTOGP R1. The stunningly sharp looks, ergonomics and specifications of this beauty have always attracted those who are lovers of speed and style.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Recently Yamaha sold some 2000 units of the World GP 50th Anniversary Edition in Pearl White and Rapid Red shades that sports the 50th Anniversary emblem on top of the fuel tank and each motorcycle was numbered displaying the production number of each unit.

2012 Yamaha R1 Console

2012 Yamaha R1 Console

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

R1 sports a 998cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves (titanium intake valves) power plant with YCC-T and YCC-I and Transistor Controlled Ignition. The 2012 Yamaha YZF R1 include some new features like Seven-level Traction Control System that’s allows the rider an edge over its competition while exiting corners.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Front suspension is 43mm inverted fork that are fully adjustable and rear suspension comes with a single shock w/piggyback reservoir which is 4-way adjustable. Front brakes are dual 310mm disc with radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers and rear with 220mm disc with single-piston caliper.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

 

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

The 2012 model is fitted with an all new ECU settings which enhances the ability of the motorcycle during the low and mid rpm acceleration. To give a boost to the styling the headlight cowl design and LED lights are given a new look apart from this redesigned silencer heat guards and end caps give the rear of this beauty a more compact look.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha YZF R1 Technical Specifications

Engine:                                                    998cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves
(titanium intake valves)
Bore x Stroke:                                      78.0mm X 52.2mm
Compression Ratio:                           12.7:1
Fuel Delivery:                                       Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition:                                                  TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Transmission:                                        6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive:                                            #530 O-ring chain

Chassis
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
Brakes / Front:                                   Dual 310mm disc; radial-mount forged
6-piston calipers
Brakes / Rear:                                     220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Tires / Front:                                      120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear:                                        190/55ZR17

Dimensions

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
Wet Weight***:                                  454 lb

Other

Primary Reduction Ratio:             65/43 (1.512)
Secondary Reduction Ratio:        47/17 (2.765)
Gear Ratio – 1st Gear 38/15 (2.533)
Gear Ratio – 2nd Gear 33/16 (2.063)
Gear Ratio – 3rd Gear 37/21 (1.762)
Gear Ratio – 4th Gear 35/23 (1.522)
Gear Ratio – 5th Gear 30/22 (1.364)
Gear Ratio – 6th Gear 33/26 (1.269)

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Technical specification and Pictures curtsey: Yamaha Official Website

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