An original R1, first gen model introduced in ’98. Looks straight and clean. Had some restoration paintwork, looks superb. Starts and runs great, fresh tyres, Yoshimura silencer and dark screen. Fully serviced. Yamaha launched the YZF-R1 after redesigning the Genesis engine to create a more compact engine. This was revolutionary, called a ‘stacked gearbox’, it set a precedent for other manufacturers to follow. This ”compacting” of the engine made the total engine length much shorter overall, thereby, allowing the wheelbase of the motorcycle to be shortened significantly. The swingarm was able to be made longer without compromising the overall wheelbase, which was a short 1385mm. Four Kehin CV carburetors of 40mm diameter fed fuel to the engine, 140 bhp was claimed by the factory, at the countershaft. USD 41mm front forks supplied by KYB mounted 300mm semi-floating disk brakes. The instrument panel was electrical with, self diagnosis system inbuilt, and digital speed readout. The exhaust system utilised an EXUP valve, which controlled the exhaust gas flow, to maximise engine power production at all revs, creating a high powered but also torquey engine. The twin headlights were powerful. The bike will be serviced and come with 12 month’s MOT. This bike has been imported from the Continent and will be UK registered on an age related number plate upon sale. The registration transfer paperwork can take 2 – 3 weeks depending on timescales from DVLA. 40,442kms [classic]. , Blue
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