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Yamaha YZ-FR1, ‘Sky’

Hire from $220 per day

Distinct Thunder Down Under: The completely redesigned 998cc engine features the fruits of Yamaha MotoGP development inside and out. We describe this bike as 'simply sensational' for our New Zealand roads. The 2009 Yamaha R1 is like no in-line-four cylinder sportsbike ever produced. It’s simply sensational.

Yamaha YZ-FR1 'Sky'

Yamaha YZ-FR1

The Yamaha R1’s ultra-short-stroke engine has a cross-plane crankshaft, with its crank pins set at 90° and has irregular firing intervals, which is technology lifted directly from Valentino Rossi’s factory YZR-M1. At a standstill the motor spins up like a two-stroke and on the move the R1’s ability to accelerate, no matter where you are in the revs is astonishing.

Thanks to the clever engine design it grunts off corners like a V-twin, while giving superb feel through the rear tyre, and howls along straights like the mad, bad in-line-four it really is.

The excess is $5,000 on this bike.

Yamaha YZ-FR1 Specifications

Engine

Engine Type 998cc
Cylinders 4
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
Cooling Liquid
Valve Configuration 4 valves per cylinder
Compression Ratio 12.7:1
Starter Electric
Power 152.98 bhp @ 11,850rpm
Torque 72.61lbs -ft. @ 9,100rpm
Fuel Requirements Regular
Fuel Type Gas

Transmission

Transmission Type Constant Mesh
Number Of Speeds 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain
 

Wheels & Tires

Front Tyre (Full Spec) 120/70-ZR17
Rear Tyre (Full Spec) 190/55-ZR17

Breaks

Front Brake TypeDouble disc 310mm (12.2 inches)
Rear Brake TypeSingle disc 220mm (8.7 inches)

Technical Specifications

Wheelbase (in/mm) 1,415 mm
Fuel Capacity (litre) 18.16 litres
Weight 205.9kg
Seat Height 833 mm (32.8 inches) if adjustable, lowest setting

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