As expected, MotoGP organizers have officially lifted the rule barring rookies from racing for factory teams, but the Grand Prix Commission also tweaked some other regulations including a cap on factory prototype machines. We’ve discussed the lifting of the rookie rule already, with the main impetus being to allow a manufacturer such as Honda to […]
Yamaha YZF-R1 Returns for 2013 with New Colors
Yamaha announced new 2013 colors and graphics for its flagship sportbike, the YZF-R1. Beside the three color options, the 2013 Yamaha R1 returns unchanged, after getting a new seven-level traction control system in 2012.
The three color options for 2013 are Matte Gray, Rapid Red and Raven, and the Team Yamaha Blue and White.
Powering the R1 is the 998cc liquid-cooled engine with a crossplane crankshaft derived from Yamaha’s MotoGP program.
The 2013 Yamaha YZF-R1 will arrive in showrooms in September. MSRP is $14,290 for the Matte Gray and Rapid Red/Raven versions while the Team Yamaha color comes in at $14,490.