The all-new 2009 Yamaha R1 boasts loads of innovations and improvements, including:
- A new engine equipped with a "big bang" firing order inherited from MotoGP, making it the world's first production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft. Each crank pin is positioned 90 degrees from the next, creating an uneven firing order of 270-180-90-180 degrees for more linear power delivery.
- A D-MODE variable throttle control function that enables three levels of engine power delivery
- A new control filled die-cast frame rail that houses the engine
- New bodywork with twin projector beam headlights concentrated near newly placed forced air intake ducts.
The 2009 Yamaha R1 will be available in January 2009, and starts at $12,390
|R1 Raven/Candy Red||R1 Team Yamaha Blue/White||R1 Pearl White/Rapid Red||R1 Yellow/Black|
|R1 Wheelie||R1 Team Yamaha Blue/White||R1 Street Action||R1 Raven/Candy Red Track|