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Jan 29, 2019
The Mosts Accelerative Yamaha To Date
Yamaha YZF-R1 Acceleration
The 15-19 Yamaha YZF-R1 is the latest incarnation of Yamaha’s legendary motorcycle, and arguably the fastest motorcycle from the Hamamatsu Factory, and will be the first motorcycle that Motostatz will measure against the clock. Like all motorcycles that we plan to test, the Yamaha YZF-R1 will have its acceleration measured from a standing start in 10 mph increments all the way to it’s maximum speed.

Litre motorcycles have been chasing big numbers with each new generation of machine one-upping the last in terms of peak power. While we’ve seen models from all of the big Japanese factories lead the HP hierarchy at least once in the last 20 years, it has been BMW and their S1000RR that was released in 2010 that has lead the pack in terms of peak HP and straight line acceleration. The S1000RR caught he...
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