Friday, August 27, 2010

2010 Yamaha R1 Raven Review

2010 Yamaha R1 Raven

Yamaha has released photos of it’s latest addition to the track renowned R6 sportbike series. The incoming bikes promises streetable low end power, excellent mid range, and the same spectacular high RPM extravaganza in previous models. Yamaha has also hinted at different engine management which will increase rear tire traction. Traction control?

Improvements have been made to a number of key areas.

  • The engine has been remapped for great low RPM torque.
  • The muffler has been lengethened 100mm for noise suppression.
  • A new variable intake
  • Revised 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system
  • Magnesium sub-frame

Appearances haven’t changed much from the 2006-2009 models. It would be hard to improve on such a spectacular looking machine as it is. Several new paint schemes with bold graphics will make their debut as well.

Despite rampant rumors the 2010 Yamaha will not come equiped with the cross planed crankshaft that debuted on the awesome 2009 R1. The special crankshaft significantly smoothed power delivery, increasing traction.

2010 Yamaha R1 Raven
2010 Yamaha R1 Raven
2010 Yamaha R1 Raven
2010 Yamaha R1 Raven

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