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To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Yamaha took their incredibly popular 1000cc sportbike and modified just 500 examples into near-production racers.
Specific changes made for the Yamaha R1 Limited Edition include:
An homage to Kenny Roberts and the original Yamaha racing colors with the lovely yellow/black/white ‘speedblock’ paint.
Front and rear Ohlins suspension – developed by the same team that took care of the Yamaha MotoGP bike of the time.
Marchesini forged aluminum wheels designed specifically for this bike.
Manufactured in November of 2005, this example is VIN: JYARN15E66A003888, Engine #: N512E00509.
The seller is the original owner, he purchased it to add to a collection of 0-mile R1s he acquired (including a 2012 World GP 50th Anniversary that we will be auctioning off soon and a 2016 60th Anniversary that is currently up for auction).
In preparation for the listing, the shop replaced the battery, the oil, the coolant, and the brake fluid. Steve did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 100%
Tire Pressure -Front: 36PSI;
Brake Life – Front/ Rear : 100%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear: Ok, New
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok, New
Coolant – Level: Ok; Qualify: Ok, New
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Battery: 12.6V; Ok
Test Ride: None Taken, Zero Mile
This R1 appears to be completely stock.
It is riding on its original Pirelli Diablo tires.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
This small scuff unfortunately happened when the bike was taken out of the seller’s home on its way to us.
It also includes the Limited-Edition-specific “special tool box.”
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean Florida title. Have any R1 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!