1996 Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace —

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Yamaha YZF 1000 R

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Ten ago, at the birth of hypersports in the middle ’80s, Yamaha to the new wave with the FZR1000 and for five years they the roost of ultimate sports In 1992, Honda’s legendary stole the show on sales around the world, and now Yamaha is to win back their claim to the fastest, quickest, best-handling and best-selling — motorcycle out of Japan.

With Suzuki the the ultra-light 1996 GSXR750 to the it’s a three-way battle for the Sportbike enthusiasts have had it so good. The Thunderace is actually a bit of a the 5-valve four-cylinder mill was from an FZR1000 mold, and the was adapted from the vastly YZF750R. The Genesis engine has some changes aimed at mid-range power rather the maximum output, which 145 bhp.

The rotating mass of crankshaft and have been lightened to throttle response, and new carburetors with Throttle Position give the ignition some data to help control the valve in the exhaust pipe. The spins freely and quickly, usable power from as low as rpm. At 3500 rpm it gets and by 5000 the big Yamaha launches you orbit, pulling cleanly seamless, linear power all the way up to its rpm redline.

Carburetion is good, no flat spots or hesitation as the launches down the road to 70 mph in first gear and 100 mph in second. All power is delivered through a speed gearbox that was a bit tight but performed faultlessly the test. Keep on redlining it in of the gears and you’ll find heading for what feels a world landspeed record an indicated 170 mph showing on the dials out in top gear.

Yamaha claims the fairing to the Ace is the slipperiest ever worn by any of street bikes, with a coefficient of only 0.29 very close to their GP bike — but it seems to do to improve top speed, or fuel for that matter. At the speeds the YZF is of the bike develops a thirst will have you calling in at of the gas stations along the journey; managing a sensible 33 mpg at regular this drops to less 23 mpg at speeds above 120 mph. two-up, you might not even the next gas station.

The best for avoiding frequent gas stops is to to the backroads, since, capable it is at long distances on the freeway, it is better in squid territory. One of the of the design team was to come in than the FZR1000, and at 198 kilos pounds), the Ace weighs in as the leanest class bike.

This, coupled to the shorter chassis (only 10mm than the YZF750), has done for the handling of the bike, which now through the corners as quickly as one of the 600s. But it takes a little used to, as you are initially aware of the of the bike and the wide fuel makes it difficult to grip your legs.

But put this out of mind, flick the bike into a bend and it will through without dramatics. steering might be judged a tad than the GSXR750 and the CBR900RR, more than adequate, and the feels very stable and The Dunlop D204 Sportmax IIs the bike well, giving grip, sliding some radical conditions, but without the they will let go completely.

Blitzing corners is made more fun by the phenomenally powerful front brake calipers on rotors that are better the YZF750’s and Kawasaki ZX7R’s Leave the gas on a little too late and still be okay, although braking will have the wanting to stand up some and it through the rest of the corner is work than usual. The brakes on the rear were providing heaps of feel and not a foot throughout either of our

It seems that the fashion for front forks is waning; the YZF equipped with conventional front forks. At 48 mm in diameter, are plenty stiff for any street-legal Full adjustment of bump and damping, as well as the usual preload adjustment, is possible on forks and rear shock. The comes set up a little on the hard but can be softened out for relaxed rides uneven surfaces.

In fact the complete bike is relaxed for a 145 bhp sport machine, lane splitting through the gridlock and the slow trickle suburbia less of a pain could be expected. Throttle and are light, the brakes one-finger and the steering light even at low

One thing that did bother us was the mirrors; an important consideration on a like this if you intend to your licence. Steps been taken to minimize the vibration may cause the rider, large weights on the ends of the and rubber grips on the footrests. work well, with the aware of the vibration, but not uncomfortably so.

The seating position and relationship to the and pegs is quite comfortable, a good balance between the intended roles of sports and touring.

Yamaha YZF 1000 R
Yamaha YZF 1000 R
Yamaha YZF 1000 R
Yamaha YZF 1000 R

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