The 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1SP

The official 2006 R1 release, accompanied by beautiful photographs of this refined liter bike. Enjoy...

2006 YZF-R1
A masterpiece refined

More than any other motorcycle, he R1 has become synonymous with awe-inspiring engine performance and remarkable handling qualities. Yet, at the same time as being one of the world's premier large-capacity supersport machines, the Yamaha R1 has also established a reputation for being one of the most stylish and beautifully-finished motorcycles that money can buy - in any category.

On the race track the YZF-R1 has been quick to make its presence felt, and in 2004 the R1 won three major titles - the AMA Superstock Championship, the European Superstock Championship, and the FIM World Endurance Championship.


R1 riders have also performed strongly in the prestigious All Japan Championships, and the R1 was victorious in the Isle of Man TT aces n the world's toughest road circuit. More recently the YZF-R1 had an impressive victory in the 2005 4-hour race of Le Mans and took its debut race win in the 2005 World Superbike Championship, underlining he machine 's ability to win at the very highest level.

2006 R1. The Human Touch

The development goals of the R1 have always been the same since day one: to create the definitive high performance supersport motorcycle with class-leading engine and chassis technology combined with aggressive and distinctive styling, hat delivers the ultimate riding experience and unrivalled cornering performance.

Yamaha has always been an innovative and forward-looking company, and for these reasons the R1 development team are constantly striving for an even higher degree of perfection. When he fourth generation YZF-R1 was launched it immediately set new standards for cornering, performance and styling, and the wide range of engine and chassis changes introduced for 2006 are designed to enhance the R1 experience even further. The higher powered engine and more agile
chassis are sure to underline the R1's unrivalled cornering performance and handling qualities on secondary roads - and will undoubtedly reinforce its reputation as the most exciting and rewarding supersport machine.

All these developments are the result of Yamaha's ongoing research and development programme, in which the R1 has been constantly pushed to the limit by our factory test riders. It is their input that has helped to make the latest model feel and perform the way it does, and it underlines how human sensitivity has played a key role in forming the distinctive character of the R1.


Source: Yamaha Motor Corp.

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