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Yamaha YZF-R1


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Yamaha launched the after redesigning the Genesis to offset the crankshaft. gearbox and output shafts. This of the engine made the total length much shorter. allowed the wheelbase to be shortened resulting in much quicker and an optimized center of gravity.

The had a compression ratio of 11.8:1 a six-speed transmission and multi-plate

2000–2001 [ edit ]


In 2000, Yamaha introduced a of changes to improve the bike, and changes to the bodywork to allow for long duration ride Yamaha’s main design was to sharpen the pre-existing bike and not to it. Even so, they instituted 150 changes in hopes of making an light, sleek motorcycle lighter and sleeker. For example, with the addition of the new air induction which weighed four the overall weight of the bike was five pounds to 414 pounds dry. [ 7 ]

At 127.8 horsepower (95.3kW) at the wheel, [ 7 ] top-end output the same, but changes to the engine system were intended to in a smoother, broader distribution of The bodywork was still unmistakably R1, a few changes were made in a 3% reduction in the drag coefficient. The housing’s profile was sharpened, the panels were made aerodynamic and slippery, and the windscreen was for better rider protection.

The seating area was also The fuel tank was reshaped, a more relaxed rear and deeper leg recesses to provide for a rider feel. The seat further towards the front of the and the new, steeper, seating put additional weight on the front

All of this was aimed at improving bias and offering sharper and more stability.

Mechanically, the were re-jetted in an effort to throttle response, especially in the low all the way up to the bike’s 11,750rpm redline. The camshafts were lightened and internal oil ways to lubricate that, when combined reduced tappet clearance, less friction and created engine noise.

The gearbox received a taller gear, a hollow chrome-moly with an additional bearing and a redesigned shift linkage and pedal. These changes aimed at eliminating problems the transmission in earlier models, and to to seamlessly transfer the bike’s to the road.

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Yamaha YZF 1000 R
Yamaha YZF 1000 R
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