Spotlight: Yamaha YZF R1
- November 21, 2016
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Yamaha launched the YZF-R1 in 98′ to create a small engine by doing a “stacked gearbox” design which was considered revolutionary at the time. The R1 hardly needs an introduction, its dual front ram air intakes and under-tail dual exhaust are enough to make anyone aware that this machine means business. The YZF-R1 has a 7-level traction control system (MotoGP) that has been developed, so it’s rider may not feel the harsh/unnatural intervention from the system. Additionally, traction control reduces tire wear owing to less wheel spin. The bike is powered by a 998cc in-line four cylinder engine and has all the technological advances developed for the previous model. This beautiful piece of machinery features a Yamaha Chip Control Intake; this intake system widens the spread of power, and the fuel injection system provides maximum smooth throttle response. The bike has excellent cornering capability and crisp handling due in partly to the aluminum frame that offers exceptional rigidity balance. The sound that they YZF-r1 makes is dissimilar to any inline-four cylinder supersport. Sulthoni from Topspeed.com writes “Crossplane crankshaft technology proven in victory after victory on MotoGP® machines provides a high-tech uneven firing interval. Unlike typical inline-four engine design, where the two outer and two inner pistons move together in pairs with 180°intervals, the crossplane crankshaft has each connecting rod 90° with a unique firing order of 270° –180° – 90° – 180°. This overcomes the inherent fluctuations in inertial torque during each engine revolution, and the accompanying peaky torque characteristics. Instead, combustion torque continues to build, giving the rider more linear throttle response with awesome power and traction out of the corners. Seven-level Traction Control System allows the rider to get more traction and drive while exiting corners.” Furthermore, the engine elects a coupling-type balancer, which effectively spins in the opposite direction as opposed to the crankshafts; this maximizes power output as well as rider comfort. The first feature of the crossplane appeared in the 2009 YZF-R1 model, and it was claimed that the rider would experience two engines in one. Yamaha’s incorporation of the cross-plane crank design offers more low-end pull than traditional layouts and you can ride more confidently in tricky conditions with Yamaha’s simplistic, but effective traction control system. Below, we have a beautiful 2013 YZF-R1 for sale. Please click on the link for more information.
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