1998 Yamaha

This is only the fourth motorcycle that I have owned. My previous ride was my '89 FJ1200, which I still own. I purchased the R1 in August, 1998 from a private party in Long Beach, California. It had a mere 1300 miles on it and was in showroom condition, including a factory red and white paint scheme. The present paint scheme was designed and executed by my friend, Robert Dussault. Robert is the Proprietor of Graphic Art Moto Design of St. Therese, Quebéc. I learned of Robert from the R1 Forum on the internet. The R1 Forum has been a valuable resource for the careful modification of my R1. You can visit or join the R1 Forum at http://www.yzf-r1forum.com

Factory R1 Specifications

Engine   998cc Liquid-cooled DOHC 20-valve inline four cylinder
Bore & Stroke   74 X 58mm
Carburetion   Four 40mm Mikuni downdraft
Transmission   Six-speed
Wheelbase   54.9"
Ground Clearance   5.5"
Fuel Capacity   4.7 gallons
Dry Weight   390 lbs
Front Suspension   Fully adjustable telescopic fork - 5.3" travel
Rear Suspension   Fully adjustable single shock - 5.1" travel
Front Brake   Dual 298mm disks
Rear Brake   245mm disk
Front Tire   120/70-ZR 17
Rear Tire   190/50-ZR 17

Mods List

Here are some more photos of my R1

Click here to read about my May 1999 Thunder Hill track day

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