2009 Yamaha YZF-R1

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The Yamaha YZF-R1 was re-engineered in 2009 and it helped redefine the liter bike class of motorcycles. It's most notable change was the new cross-plane crankshaft that gave the R1 a unique sound and power curve in comparison to it's Japanese and European rivals. Although the Yamaha R1 is defined as a superbike by some, it doesn't seem to meet the standard definition of a superbike. Why? It's comfortable and likes the streets.

The R1 has always been a good road bike. With a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.9 seconds and a quarter mile time of 10.05 seconds, its no slouch in the performance section either. It may not have the sophisticated technology enhancements as it's European cousins or it's 2015 update, but it's still an excellent analog bike in our digital world.

Our Yamaha R1 is a bit different from what you would find in the showroom. It has quite a few add-ons that enhance the Japanese liter bike we all love so much.

The best add-on it's a custom seat. The seat is wider and softer than the stock seat that came with the bike. The seat also has a carbon flame design to enhance the factory appearance. The solid black windscreen only further adds to it's menacing stance.

The next add-on we love is the carbon fiber Youshimura twin barrel exhaust pipes. It further enhances the cross-plane crankshaft and gives a mean exhaust sound. It sounds like Mt. Rainer has waked from it's slumber to terrorize the Pacific Northwest.

With the unique upgrade's on Envy Exotics' R1 it makes this older bike have some new tricks. At a starting rental price of $150 a day, it's truly a bargain rental. Book your rental today with the button above and find out why you'll be coming back again and again for a bit more fun with this Yamaha YZF-R1.

Yamaha YZF-R1 Video Reviews

See Motorcycle USA's first ride on the 2009 Yamaha R1.

Watch MCN's review of the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1.


View Motorcycle.com's review of the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1.