Yamaha YZF-R1 Reviews from United States of America

2005 Yamaha YZF-R1

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX750F

Summary:

Way more than most people could handle!

Faults:

Absolutely nothing!!!

General Comments:

Unbelievable dream to ride. This bike is such a head turner, especially in the "shift red" color that I got.

I bought the bike brand new in 2005, usually I would never buy a brand new anything, but when this body style came out, I had to have it. I got the bike at a really good price here in Michigan after shopping around in Ohio and Chicago.

This is by far the best looking bike out right now. It smokes everyone in its class, yes, even a Ducati. I could have bought anything and I chose this bike. I went from a 94 Katana 750 to this, I really wish I would have kept that as well. The bike was way too comfy.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2006

2002 Yamaha YZF-R1

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha YZF600R

Summary:

This is far and away the best bike I have ever ridden

Faults:

Head light low beams burn out every other year. No big deal though.

Severe head shake in bumpy corners. Bought a Scott's steering damper. Now it handles like a dream!

Factory does not build it like it should. I had to add:

Flush mount turn signals

Rear fender eliminator

Blue chrome windscreen

Akrapovic exhaust!!! (Best sound I've ever heard)

Lots of carbon fiber goodies

Scotts steering damper (a must)

Metzler Sportech M-1 tires

Carbon fiber frame sliders

Corbin seat (my back side thanks me)

General Comments:

I don't like to use this word, but this bike is truly awesome.

With the steering damper, this motorcycle handles like a razor.

This is definitely not a beginner's bike. Too much power (if there is such a thing).

Also, taller riders will find the geometry slightly uncomfortable.

The stock seat was like sitting on a brick. Spend the extra cash for a custom job like my Corbin.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2005

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews