Thursday, January 08, 2009

A Yamaha R1 that's not scared of the Ducati 1098S


With 176bhp at the back wheel, this R1 can probably take on any Ducati it meets...
Pic: MCN

The interesting bit about this 2005 Yamaha R1 (with 2007-spec bodywork at the front) is that its owner has built the bike with the aim of making it better and more powerful than a 1098S, but without it costing more than the Ducati.

The R1’s engine has been tuned to produce 176.6bhp and 115Nm of torque. Aftermarket parts include a Graves exhaust, Dynojet Power Commander, Dynojet Quickshift, ACTIVE Quick action throttle, BORA BSB/WSB spec race radiator, Ohlins fork and shock, Ohlins steering damper, BST carbonfibre wheels, Brembo monobloc brakes with ceramic discs, STM slipper clutch… …and the list just goes on and on.

According to the owner, the bike does 300km/h without any trouble and is well up to the task of taking on any Ducati 1098S. Hmmm… so what’s next, then? The Yamaha man is now probably preparing to take on the 1198S

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Kevin Schwantz replica GSX-R...
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2009 Yamaha R1. Simply awesome...
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Elsewhere today:
MotoGP: The Kawasaki ZX-RR story...
Classic: Riding the Ducati 851...
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