YZF-R1 from 98 to 06 developing process

Yamaha introduced the YZF-R1 in 1988http://www.topfairingsllc.com/yamaha/yzf-r1-1998-1999.html. The launch model was available in white, red or blue. In Europe the blue proved to be the most popular and was in very short supply. In 2000http://www.topfairingsllc.com/yamaha/yzf-r1-2000-2001.html, Yamaha introduced a series of improvements, but in 2001 it was beaten in performance numbers by the Suzuki GSX-R. One major change for the ‘02-’03http://www.topfairingsllc.com/yamaha/yzf-r1-2002-2003.html period was a new fuel injection system, which worked like a carburetor slide and the engine was developed to rev higher, faster and for longer. In ‘04http://www.topfairingsllc.com/yamaha/yzf-r1-2004-2006.html, with the competition advancing, Yamaha took to major developments including style updates and performance upgrades. In 2006, the 50th anniversary of Yamaha racing in the US, Yamaha released a Limited Edition yellow/white/black bike in original Yamaha racing colors. They also made a Special edition model featuring black paint, front and rear custom Ohlins suspension units developed by the people who work on the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike. Only 500 units were made for the United States.