We jump on, turn the key and the instruments spring to life. A rapid push of the starter button and also the motor fires by having an odd resonance - somewhere between an over-cammed small-block and a fighter jet. It's a lumpy-sounding idle though the engine spins smoothly under our chest. The kickstand's still down, therefore the fellow from Yamaha who is trusting us together with his bike gets inside a quick warning. "Spend playtime with it; just do not kill yourself, Fine?" he says.
He has justified reason to be worried. We're planning to ride away on the 2010 Yamaha YZF-R1, the business's top-of-the-line sport bike. It includes a 998cc, inline four-cylinder engine that puts out 180 horsepower. Not much of a massively outstanding number in a car world perhaps, however consider that the engine only has to move 454 pounds of bike. That is only 2.5 pounds per hp. The Bugatti Veyron is stuck with 4.2 kilos for each hp.
Even more shocking is how a R1's astounding overall performance may be had for this kind of little money. Even our limited-edition unit which mimics the Moto GP race bike of ace driver Valentino Rossi costs only $14,400-500, or about the price of a modestly prepared entry-level car. For this sum, you get a motorcycle that may annihilate virtually any production supercar created today in a heads-up stoplight drag.
The Yamaha V-Max
This powerful and reliable V4 engine motorcycle has been designed to provide riders with an unforgettable combination of innovation and acceleration. This motorcycle is powered by the all-new liquid-cooled 4-stroke V4 engine. Four unbeatable features that distinguish this bike from others on the market include:
1. Wicked acceleration feeling, together with strong performance.
2. Individual, precise and sharp handling.
3. A superior chassis with unique bodywork.
4. In compliance with EU3 regulations.
The Yamaha YZF-R1Y
This innovative and exciting motorcycle has been designed with the all-new 998cc engine whose design, feel and make-up has been influenced by Rossi's championship winning M1, the new high-tech R1 powerplant is very much linked to a Moto GP bike. Unique features of this bike include:
1. An entirely redesigned aluminium Deltabox chassis.
2. Hard-line new styling give the new-generation YZF-R1 a major new look.
3. Sets a new standard for the super-competitive 1000cc supersport category