2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride Review- YZF-R1 Specifications- Photos

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Yamaha YZF-R1
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2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 – Ride Yamaha’s liter-class gets traction control.

by Brian J. Nelson

You’d guessed it was coming before unveiled the 2012 YZF-R1 traction control earlier fall. Safe bet, Traction control has quickly beyond the apex of the race-only curve and is on the verge of becoming a feature we may soon take for on liter-class sportbikes.

I’m still in the honeymoon stage with TC and again found myself in awe of the psychological effects it delivers as I the performance capability of Yamaha’s YZF-R1. We attended a two-day event staged in Indian California, that included an street ride into the mountains followed by a full day on the 17-turn Chuckwalla Valley road course. The bike its stock fitment Dunlop Qualifier II radials for the street while Michelin Power One rubber provided added for the track test.

The list of updates to the R1 are few, of minor styling changes to headlight position, new muffler end and the top triple-clamp. Revised, grippier ( woohoo! ) did keep my boots The only “chassis” change—a softer rear spring and modest preload increase—was to improve traction, but there’s no about the enhanced grip and experienced when the R1’s Control System is engaged.

A rocker switch located on the handlebar allows toggling six levels of traction control while the familiar D-mode on the right bar allows a choice of different drive mode that alter throttle, and ignition mapping. The D-mode have been further A mode provides 30-percent response in the first half of opening compared to Standard and it proved a little sharp for my

But B mode’s 30-percent reduction of throughout the entire range of opening offered little in the dry conditions. Standard became my

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The bike must be at a standstill for TCS to be off, but changes to D-mode or TCS can be performed on-the-fly as long as the is fully closed. With 21 combinations, it wasn’t possible to try all during our initial test On the street, I settled on TCS Level 5 or 6. and the Standard power mode me to see that TCS was engaging without me overly hard.

I use the word “see” because at settings Yamaha’s traction truly was more of a visual than a tactile one: A indicator light on the dash whenever TCS intervenes. Even the light flickered, I didn’t the slightest hint of rear at these higher TCS settings, that the system was acting as a good safety net on the street.

The day’s track sessions an optimum environment for flirting the R1’s limits. At the lowest TCS there’s was a degree of rear that felt consistent and Once again, the TCS indicator proved instrumental in helping me when and where TCS was saving my around the circuit.

The result was I quickly gained in the system and had the confidence to start my exit drive earlier I would have imagined Initial impression here is positive, with refinement at on par with the Kawasaki ZX-10R’s system, but with the R1’s more adjustability.

Getting the down sooner and more is key to quicker lap times. On the street, the wheels in line in all conditions is key to The latest YZF-R1 has your on all counts.

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