2002 Yamaha YZF-R1 Reader Feedback

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Sorry for the delay, loyal MO reader; we would've had news of the launch of the new R1 from Barcelona posted yesterday, but were--how you say--Royally Screwed, by an ex-European Correspondent. It happened like this: Minime was all set to attend the launch, when a Legal Emergency required his presence in Los Angeles. To cover, our English subject was therefore called in as a replacement, but somehow managed to file his (less than stellar) report with another (less than stellar) web site! Shock, horror! What an idiot!

We at MO, luckily, like to believe everything happens for a reason. Okay, well, most things. It so happened that a much more experienced motojournalist with a large print publication who's also a good friend of MO happened to be at the launch and agreed to fill the void, for a small fee, because he likes us and is a fine human being...

After you've read all about the all new Yamaha R1, let us know what you think about their latest effort to stay ahead of the other liter bikes.

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