2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 - The YZF-R1 receives another benefit from MotoGP® technology – a seven-level Traction Control System. The system has been developed so the rider does not feel any unnatural or harsh intervention from the system. In addition, traction control can aid in reducing tire wear due to less wheel spin. Coupled with the three level D-Mode electronics throttle response control, riders have 21 different choices available to tailor the YZF-R1 to their riding preference.
The 2012 YZF-R1 has a new headlight cowl designed to be sharper, more modern, and more aggressive. LED position lights are used for a high quality and distinctive look. Out back, the muffler end caps and heat shields are restyled for a more mechanical look. And a new top triple clamp is styled after the YZR-M1.The Yamaha YZF-R1 powered by Ultra-lightweight, compact, 998cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled, 40 degree inclined, in-line four-cylinder engine with “crossplane” style crankshaft. 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 US MSRP*, $14,490 (World GP 50th Anniversary – Pearl White/Rapid Red) Available from October 2011, $14,190 (Pearl White/Candy Red) Available from October 2011, $13,990 (Raven) Available from October 2011, $13,990 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from October 2011.