Unique Sounds of the New Yamaha R1
An exhaust note like no other streetbike
A byproduct of this design is an exhaust note that is distinctive in this world of cookie-cutter designs. The new R1 sounds most like a V-Four engine, although it also has sonic elements of a V-Twin and a traditional inline-Four.
We’ll be sampling it for ourselves next week, but in the meantime let me direct you to a couple of YouTube videos in which you can hear the engine now.
Here’s a European promo video that includes comments from none other than MotoGP God Valentino Rossi:
For a better look at the bike, plus some more sounds, check out this other Yamaha-produced video:
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