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Old 13th October 2006, 19:15   #1
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Default Here it is - The All New 2007 Yamaha R1!

Here is my 300th post:

Yamaha have launched the all new 2007 Yamaha R1, and with a lot of changes. Here are some of the main ones:

1. The "BIKE" appears the same but there is apparently a lot more than just meets the eye. Yamaha claim better aerodynamics, and additional cowling to let hot air flow out and increase power.

2. The new YCC-I (Yamaha Chip Controlled-Intake) lets Yamaha dump the chice between short/long strokes. The intake runners measure 140mm at low rpms and then drop to 65mm at higher revs for better combustion and power boosting.

3. A slipper type clutch and throttle-by-wire system, introduced on last year's R6 now comes as standard fitment.

4. The chassis, which looks the same has actually been developed from sctach to increase torsional ridgity by 30% and is flex-tuned for better handling and traction.

5. Yamaha has dumped their 5-valve/cyl layout and adopted the conventional 4-valve/cyl layout instead. Also, the exhaust mufflers have a more elliptical for increasing power. Radiator capacity is up 13% and the exhaust is mostly titanium.

6. The rear shock features a new linkage, and new 6-pot pistons complement the overall dynamics and provide better stopping capacity.

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Old 13th October 2006, 19:28   #2
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All I can afford to do is droool over it...waaaah...
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Old 13th October 2006, 20:32   #3
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has a very lovely aggressive stance. still somehow like the european beauties
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Old 13th October 2006, 22:30   #4
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beautiful !!! I love it..... I am going to buy the moment my Veyron is delivered
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looks ummm......hmmm....good...the side profile for the lights look a bit wierd....but then again when uve got power....and 95% good looks it doesnt matter...
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I've been waiting for over a year for this.
Love it!
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Old 14th October 2006, 16:29   #7
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Default more aggressive looks

....well my dream bike has changed 2 this 2007 r1......
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