2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
+ Sublime engine power characteristics
+ Track-ready suspension
+ Excellent handling
- Excessive weight
- Down a bit on power
- Stock Dunlops ride stiff
x The most innovative approach to sportbike performance in quite some time
|SUGGESTED SUSPENSION SETTINGS
||Spring preload: 4 lines showing; rebound
damping—14 clicks out from full stiff;
compression damping—26 clicks out
from full stiff
||Spring preload: 8 turns out from full stiff;
rebound damping—14 clicks out from full
stiff; high-speed compression damping—3
turns out from full stiff; low-speed compression
damping—14 clicks out from full stiff
'09 Yamaha YZF-R1
(blue/white); $12,490 (Raven/Candy Red; Cadmium Yellow/Raven; Pearl White/Rapid Red)
Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, inline four
Valve arrangement: DOHC, 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x stroke: 78.0 x 52.2mm
Compression ratio: 12.7:1
Induction: Mikuni EFI w/YCC-I, YCC-T, 45mm throttle bodies, dual injectors/cyl.
The complex shape of the aluminum...
The complex shape of the aluminum frame castings is evident in this stripped bike photo. The rear subframe is a one-piece precision casting that is lighter than the previous two-piece unit.
Front suspension: 43mm inverted cartridge fork, 4.7 in. travel; adjustments for spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Rear suspension: Single shock absorber, 4.7 in. travel; adjustments for spring preload, high- and low-speed compression damping, rebound damping
Front brake: 2 radial-mount/6-piston calipers, 310mm discs
Rear brake: Single-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front wheel: 3.50 x 17 in.; cast aluminum alloy
Rear wheel: 6.00 x 17 in.; cast aluminum alloy
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Dunlop D210F Sportmax
Rear tire: 190/55ZR-17 Dunlop D210 Sportmax
Rake/trail: 24 deg./4.0 in. (102mm)
Wheelbase: 55.7 in. (1415mm)
Seat height: 32.9 in. (835mm)
Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal. (18L)
Weight: 477 lb. (216kg) wet; 448.4 lb. (203kg) dry
Instruments: Analog tachometer, LCD display panel for digital speedometer, coolant temperature, clock, odometer/ tripmeter, Yamaha D-Mode setting, gear indicator, fuel consumption, lap time; warning lights for neutral, high beam, turn signal, engine trouble, shift indicator, oil level, coolant temperature, steering damper trouble, low fuel level
Quarter-mile: 9.82 sec. @ 144.2 mph (corrected)
Top speed: 182.1 mph
Roll-ons: 60-80 mph/2.90 sec.; 80-100 mph/3.01 sec.
Fuel consumption: 26-33 mpg, 31 mpg avg.