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2008 Yamaha YZF R1

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2008 Yamaha YZF R1

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2008 Yamaha YZF R1 Specifications

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Model Type  Sport
BASE MSRP(US)  $11,699.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  Horizontal In-line
Cylinders  4
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  16
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Compression Ratio  12.7:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Wheels & Tires:  
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Pirelli® 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Pirelli® 190/50 ZR17
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  55.7 / 1414.8
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.75 / 18

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Still taking my breath away after a decade.
By Aaron Oliver(Owner), Sep. 28, 2008
The very first time I saw an R1, on the cover of the 1998 Superbikes summer shootout, I completely fell in love with it. I purchased a brand new 08 R1 at the end of June, and I must say my expectation's were blown out of the water.



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Kando - Still R1
By Don Semana(Owner), Sep. 19, 2008
At first sight, anyone can say that this bike is a stunner! Beautiful - the lines are more jagged now than the other models but you can still recognize the R1's that came before.



Because 2008 was the 10th anniversary of the R1 that I owned, I wanted to be able to say "I have the 98 & th... Read Full Review

 

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08 yzfr1 reveiw
By jason fay(Owner), Sep. 18, 2008
before i collected my new r1 from the dealer i made a few modest changes.gone were the heavy exhausts in favour of two of akrapovics finest carbon beauties and titanaum y pipe.the sound of mechanical music,however it came at a price.the fuelling was rough.the throttle felt like it had 2 settings,on ... Read Full Review

 

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My new R1
By Jeremy Warner(Owner), Nov. 16, 2008
This has been my second R1.

I just bought my new one about 5 months ago, and really dont have many complaints. On a hot day, you can feel some heat coming from the pipes that run underneath the tail, but nothing painful or unbearable. Its a sportsbike, so its not made to be the most comfortable bik... Read Full Review

 

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The sensible hooligan
By John(Owner), Sep. 16, 2010
I was a huge fan of the original R1 and as this is the 10th anniversary of the original with it's red and white 98'esque paint scheme including red seats, I had to have it.



This bike is a sensible hooligan. I commuted every day at 30mph in London rush hour for over a year and never had sore wrist... Read Full Review

 

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