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Yamaha engineers first designed the 1998 R1 Deltabox chassis before the engine team could get to work. The result was razor sharp rake and trail numbers (24.0 deg./92mm) with overall dimensions smaller than most 600's of the time. Needless to say, handling was unlike anything else out there. When the engine team was finally let loose, the result was a 20-valve, DOHC, 150-horsepower monster wedged in between the frame spars. A wicked combination indeed.
1998 2001 Yamaha YZF R1 Deltabox Chassis