Suggested Retail Price $9899
Type Liquid-cooled, transverse in-line, 4-stroke four
Transmission Straight-cut scissor gears, 1.52:1
Front Suspension 45mm Showa Internal piston cartridge, 4.7 in.
travel; adjustments for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
|6/29/98||OK... Decided to start a log like my Honda Accord... Well, put on my Russel brake lines. Took about 1 hour to do... Front brakes grab really well. No more spongy feeling in the front brakes.|
|8/16/98||Changed the oil in my bike today. I put Mobil 1 Synthetic 15w-50. Shifts are much more solid now. I don't think the clutch likes the 10w-30.|
|8/17/98||Had some fun on the bike today. Followed Route 2 out towards 128. As I was
approaching the exit for Route 128 and doing about 116, a Honda Valkerie flew past
me doing about the same. :)
He continued on while I took the exit. Bike shifts much better with the 15w-50 oil, but it is running a little hotter in heavy traffic / city driving conditions.
|4/00||OK... Here's a good one. The bike was hit last year
on July 2nd, 1998. It was parked in downtown Boston on a street corner near where I work
Some delivery truck went around the corner, jumped the curb and basically crushed the bike :(
It was very sad. This bike had never hit the ground until that day. Needless to say,
I really didn't want the bike any more and I didn't have collision insurance... Luckily for me, somebody
got the plate number and the trucking company name and phone number. But all I got was
1/2 of the book value since I didn't have a witness. It was fine since it covered the used parts
that I purchased to repair most of the damage.
All Items below was replaced with used except for the Front fairing and Headlight.
Total cost of repair, about $2800.00. I got 3600.00 from insurance. Bike was finally put back on the road
early this spring as my commuting vehicle to get to work. :)
|8/28/2000||OK! I've done it... I've been debating the trade in of my semi beautiful 900rr. It's still not like it was before it was hit. The used tank that I purchased had a dent and the rear plastics was painted by the original owner and it's UGLY! I still have the scratched engine cover and I just don't really know if everything is ok. Well, the local dealer must have really wanted to sell me a bike cause they gave me 6100 for the 900rr and I paid 3800 for the 2000 Yamaha R1! No more Honda. :( NEW Yamaha :) I think I got the better end of that deal.|
Last Update 9/5/2000