YR1 for 2002avaialble in team race colors Bue/White, Red/White, and
Silver & Black as shown below.
From the moment the R1 was unleashed upon the unsuspecting sport bike
world four years ago, its been
to the competition, that is
other open-class machine holds a candle to this
incredible combination of liter-bike power, 600cc-spec handling and
drop-dead gorgeous styling.
The R1 has always
been famous for scalpel-sharp handling, and for 2002 this wicked carver
gets an even
keener blade, thanks to an all-new Deltabox III frame. Constructed of
aluminum and bathed in a Superbike-inspired black finish, this third-generation
Deltabox chassis is lighter and more rigid than ever before. Couple
this stiffer skeleton with a lightweight, removable subframe, an all-new,
equally stiffer fully
adjustable 43mm inverted Kayaba fork, an asymmetrical-type aluminum
swingarm with revised rear
shock rates, and lighter-weight wheels, and youre looking at cornering
capability as planted and predictable as it is blazingly quick.
quest to stay a corner ahead of the other guys, Yamaha outfitted the
2002 R1 with all-new, suction-piston type fuel injection, a competition-tested
system never before used on a production motorcycle. Mounted to shorter
intake ports and featuring a unique vacuum-controlled intake system
utilizing both piston and butterfly-type throttle valves, this exclusive
set-up delivers the smooth, linear characteristics of a conventional
carburetor coupled with the stronger low- and mid-range torque output
and stronger top-end performance for which fuel injection is famous.
Now add an all-new, forward-facing airbox that routes cooler, fresher
air engine-ward as speeds increase, thus ensuring greater high-rpm output
and more top-end ponies.
styling as beautiful as it is functional, the R1s newly redesigned
tail section and all-new LED
taillight once again set the design pace for everyone else to follow.
Retail Price $10,299
ALL New YR1 Changes for 2002:
- Completely new,
ultra-sleek bodywork features a sharper front profile and headlight;
more compact fuel tank; engine-revealing side cowlings; and restyled
seat and ultra-sleek tailsection.
- Compact, ultra-lightweight
998cc, DOHC, 20-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine
features significant intake, exhaust and internal retooling to enhance
low- and mid-range torque and boost top-end power!
- All-new, competition-bred
suction-piston type fuel injection - the first ever such system used
on a production motorcycle - features shorter intake ports and a special
vacuum-controlled intake system to ensure optimum low-rpm air volume
andthus smoother, stronger, more linear power across the rpm range.
- The fuel injection's
lightweight Electronic Control Unit (ECU) adjusts injection period
and timing via intake air temperature/pressure, atmospheric pressure,
coolanttemperature, crankshaft position, and rpm and throttle position
- All-new, forward-facing
airbox routes cooler, fresher air engine-ward as speeds
increase, delivering greater high-rpm output.
- All-new, higher
silicon-content cylinder sleeves ensure greater heat dissipation (and
reduced oil consumption) for consistent power delivery and reduced
- Lightweight forged
pistons feature carburized connecting rods with stronger, new-design
fastening bolts for greater high-rpm durability. 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust
with titanium muffler features reshaped, lighter-weight titanium header
pipes for enhanced low- to mid-range torque and top-end power.
- All-new, higher-efficiency
radiator and ring-style cooling fan produces 20% more airflow.
- Yamaha's patented
Exhaust Ultimate Power (EXUP) valve, redesigned with two shafts and
dual butterfly valves to be smaller and lighter, adjusts exhaust flow
for maximum torque.
- Increased oil
capacity and larger oil cooler provide 20% better performance, while
bigger sightglass ensures easy oil level inspection.
- All-new direct
ignition coils, iridium spark plugs and higher-output magneto delivers
hotter, more reliable firing.
- All-new aluminum
Deltabox III frame, finished in gorgeous R7-spec black, boasts greater
rigidity with reduced weight, a 600cc-class 54.9" wheelbase,
and uses the engine as a fully stressed member for industry-leading
engine has been raised 20mm inside new frame, centralizing rider/machine
mass for quicker cornering transitions.
- All-new, fully
detachable aluminum subframe means easier rear shock access.
- Extra-long (22.9")
swingarm features all-new asymmetrical design to accommodate retooled
EXUP valve and muffler, as well as higher pivot axis and slant angle
to match repositioned engine mounting.
- Redesigned inverted
telescopic front fork features 4.7" of travel and more rigid,
larger-diameter 43mm tubes with higher rate springs and a wider range
of damping adjustability for sharper, more responsive cornering performance.
- Revised front-end
geometry features reduced fork offset and increased trail for more
linear response during cornering.
- All-new, one-piece
hollow forged aluminum clip-ons and a lighter-weight steering shaft
pipe deliver enhanced balance and feel. 40mm piggyback rear shock
with 5.1" of travel features higher spring rates, a wider range
of full adjustability and a lighter-weight aluminum preload adjuster
cam to ensure exceptional rear wheel tracking and handling performance.
- Dual 298mm front
disc brakes feature new gold-anodized, 4-piston calipers with all-new
aluminum pistons and sintered brake pads for stronger, one-finger
- Rear brake set-up
features lighter-weight, smaller-diameter 220mm disc with all-new
2-piston pin-slide-type caliper.
- All-new LED taillight
is lighter-weight and significantly brighter, while boasting a sleek,
single-piece curved design.
- All-new speedometer
console with newly adjustable LCD illumination features multi-function
digital (odometer, dual tripmeters, water temperature) and analog
(tachometer) gauges and indicator lights.
also features all-new shift indicator light, adjustable for pre-selected
rpm levels to suit different riding styles or roads.
- Overall weight
reduced thanks to lighter-weight wheels, drive sprocket cover, drive
chain and front fender.
- Additional Features:
Specially designed, one-piece cylinder and crankcase assembly provides
tremendous engine rigidity that's lighter and stiffer than two-piece
- Special 3-axis
gearbox design stacks input/output shafts to create a low center of
gravity and keep overall engine size to 600cc-spec dimensions.
- Close-ratio 6-speed
transmission delivers seamless power transfer between gears for maximum
- Compact, large-capacity
clutch ensures consistent, positive engagement.