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Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle for 2008

Yamaha YZF-R1 The 2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 is here! An offspring from the breeding ground that is MotoGP technology,  Yamaha claims the YZF-R1 is " the most advanced open-class motorcycle ever built." I must admit the R1 is one handsome looking bike. The R1 has a liquid cooled 998cc in-line four cylinder engine, which has really up the benchmark in terms of  power output, much more than the previous versions. Yamaha also claims the 2008 R1 "is the most powerful, tractable R1 powerplant ever, thanks partially due to the worlds first electronic variable-length intake funnel system". The acceleration system is also enhanced thanks to Yamaha's Chip Control Throttle, which introduces a 32-bit ECU fuel injection system that seamlessly adjusts the funnel length between 65 and 140mm for a smoother powerband.

As soon as you pick this motorcycle up you just know you have an incredible streetbike that is ready for track days whenever you decide to let it loose. Technology runs rampant through this bike, and the introduction of MotoGp technology makes for a hair raising ride when you let this baby off the leash! This motorcycle has a 4.75 gallon, two-piece fuel tank, fuel in the back, and an airbox for the ram-air system in the front. The motor has the obligatory fuel-injection, 12.7 to 1 compression, with dual overhead camshafts, and four valves per cylinder including titanium intakes. The transmission has a 6 speed gearbox with a 530 chain turning the rear tire. The front suspension is a fully adjustable, 43mm, KYB inverted telescopic front fork design, while the rear is an adjustable twist-style spring preload, with low and high-speed compression adjustability.

The front fairing is striking as well as functional. The large ram-air scoops bring power-producing air into the engine, and the design is aerodynamic for high-speed riding. Overall the 2008 YZF-R1 is a stylish cutting-edge motorcycle.

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