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  • 2012 R1...could it be..

    Looks like this site uploaded the article too early and it got pulled shortly after...thank crunchy for google cache! Sadly, not many changes bar TC and some styling. Glad I bought an '09 now

    Linky > http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...ient=firefox-a

    Yamaha YZF-R1 Gets Traction Control, Styling Changes For 2012

    Sep 14, 2011, By David Swarts, ©Copyright 2011, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
    (This original, copyrighted material may not be copied, cut and pasted, published or otherwise reproduced in any way in any medium, which means, don’t post this on another website or BBS. If you want somebody else to see this, send them a link or post a link to this page.)

    The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 in Team Yamaha Blue/White.


    The limited-production World Grand Prix Racing 50th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1.


    Yamaha’s YZF-R1 sportbike has been updated with adjustable traction control and a host of styling changes for the 2012 model year.

    The core of the bike remains the same as it was when it was introduced in 2009. The liquid-cooled, 998cc inline four engine has a bore of 78.0 mm, a stroke of 52.2 mm and a crossplane crankshaft that has an uneven firing order to provide a better connection between the throttle and the rear wheel, claims Yamaha.

    The cylinder head has four titanium valves per cylinder that are actuated by chain-driven double overhead camshafts. The cylinders are fed by a bank of 45mm Mikuni throttle bodies that are mated to a host of electronic systems, including Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I), or variable-length intake trumpets, and Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), which is also called fly-by-wire throttle.

    A new Engine Control Unit (ECU) not only contains revised mapping for the fuel-injection, ignition and throttle valves, but it also includes all of the programming for the new traction control system, which comes with seven settings, including Off. The new bike also retains the three-position D-Mode throttle mapping system.

    The chassis of the 2012 YZF-R1 remains almost 100% identical to the existing model except for the top triple clamp, which has been restyled to resemble the top triple clamp of the YZR-M1 MotoGP racebike.

    In addition to the top triple clamp, new cosmetic items on the updated machine include a “sharper” front face with narrower air intake opening and restyled LED position lamps and a new design for the muffler’s heat shields and end caps.

    The 2012 Yamaha comes in three different color schemes and two different Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP). The Team Yamaha Blue/White machine costs $13,990, and the Raven (Black) and Pearl White/Candy Red machines cost $14,190. There will also be a special, limited-production World Grand Prix Racing 50th Anniversary Edition in the same red and white color scheme that adorned the MotoGP racebikes of World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies at Assen, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The special machines will have numbered plaques and 50th Anniversary emblems on the fuel tanks, gold-colored tuning forks in the Yamaha emblems and a MSRP of $14,490. Only 2000 World GP 50th Anniversary Edition YZF-R1s will be produced, and approximately 750 are slated to come to the United States.
    Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. ~Hunter Thompson

  • #2
    Fucking hate the arse end of the R1's. Such a weapon of a bike but badly let down by the fact it has to drag it's huge arse about making it look shite.

    Completely personal opinion mind you. But I still wouldn't upgrade to one until it looks cleaner.

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    • #3
      It's mostly the pipes that give it that look. Aftermarket pipes and an FE make it look a lot better. I really don't like the stock pipes.

      So anyway not many changes from the existing model but did anyone really expect that there would be?

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      • #4
        Ugly bike is less ugly with GP colours.
        Filbert on Moto Guzzis;
        Originally posted by filbert
        it's like a ducati with the motor put in sideways for people who are too scared of the power of harley davidsons

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        • #5
          GP scheme looks nice. Nicer than the last red and white R1 at least..
          c o o l s t o r y b r o

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          • #6
            Only part of the shopping list. Yam playing catch up. To get it back to the front of the pack they could throw a quickshifter and beastie brakes into the mix too - they're the most underwhelming piece of the current model's performance.

            Traction control will be useful out of the basin
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            • #7
              Well that only leaves suzuki now to see what they'll bring to the table for 2012.
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              • #8
                Just give it a silly cam.
                EVERYONE loves a silly cam...
                c o o l s t o r y b r o

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by scotch View Post
                  Fucking hate the arse end of the R1's. Such a weapon of a bike but badly let down by the fact it has to drag it's huge arse about making it look shite.
                  Good point, it does have that chimpanzee-arse look about it.
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                  • #10
                    What's wrong with the brakes? Mine are fine.

                    Originally posted by Nickerz View Post
                    Only part of the shopping list. Yam playing catch up. To get it back to the front of the pack they could throw a quickshifter and beastie brakes into the mix too - they're the most underwhelming piece of the current model's performance.

                    Traction control will be useful out of the basin

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                    • #11
                      They're ugly, just like the rest of it.
                      c o o l s t o r y b r o

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                      • #12
                        ??????

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                        • #13
                          R1 has been a minga since it changed to the cross plane
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                          • #14
                            Yep its unashmably ugly, so ugly it works IMO.
                            the speed tripple is the outher bike to pull off this strange feet
                            REPENT MOTHER FUCKER
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by solrak View Post
                              What's wrong with the brakes? Mine are fine.
                              In comparision to the other bikes I rode, the R1 brakes were quite wooden and didn't allow as much feel as the others. I'd wager there is nothing wrong with their stopping power really, just the lack of feel through them meaning you're less certain of going hard on them.
                              Filbert on Moto Guzzis;
                              Originally posted by filbert
                              it's like a ducati with the motor put in sideways for people who are too scared of the power of harley davidsons

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