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2008 Yamaha Stratoliner S

2008 Yamaha Stratoliner S

2008 Yamaha Stratoliner S

2008 Yamaha Stratoliner S

2008 Yamaha Stratoliner S

The flagship of the Star cruiser series.

Class leading performance, lightweight aluminum chassis, and today’s most popular quick detachable casual touring amenities, combine to position the new Stratoliner S as the “Apex” of the Star cruiser series. Discover the incredible sense of pride and satisfaction that comes standard with each Stratoliner S.

The award-winning 2008 Yamaha Stratoliner S is the chrome-clad, 113 cubic-inch V-Twin powered neo-streamlined cruiser with locking sidebags, detachable windshield and passenger backrest.

The Stratoliner S combines precision, performance and craftsmanship.

Pride of ownership comes standard with every Stratoliner S. Representing the pinnacle of the Star cruisers, the Stratoliner S takes V-twin performance and character to a new level. Ready to roll with a quick detach windshield and backrest, the amazing Stratoliner S is setting new standards by which all cruisers will be judged.

FEATURES:

1854cc, air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 valves per cylinder, 48°, V-twin powerplant produces massive torque and class leading acceleration.

Traditional pushrod valve actuation keeps engine height down for a lower centre of gravity and ensures more uniform heat dissipation due to absence of a cam chain case. A lower centre of gravity helps to insure light, easy handling.

Four-valve cylinder heads provide optimal breathing efficiency for great power delivery at all rpms. The two spark plugs per cylinder means faster, more complete combustion for maximum power output.

Cylinder head design utilizes a pent roof combustion chamber design and features a oil passage near the exhaust valve seat to improve cooling and durability. The new heads also feature engine mounting points on each side of the head for increased chassis rigidity for exceptional handling.

Large size valves increase engine horsepower and torque. The intake valves are 36mm in diameter (Warrior intakes valves = 34mm) while the exhaust valves are 31mm ( Warrior exhaust valves = 28mm).

Specially designed valve train includes short design intake and exhaust rocker arms that reduce inertia during high-rpm use.

High performance spec twin, crankcase-mounted, high-lift cams ensure strong torque and class leading acceleration.

Mechanical centrifugal decompression mechanism located in each of the exhaust camshafts insures fast, easy starts. This system is contained inside the camshafts and reduces weight and complexity since no solenoid etc. is required.

Hydraulic valve lifters driven by the twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and significantly reduce maintenance and tune-up requirements.

Large-diameter pistons are both durable and lightweight. Yamaha’s exclusive “controlled forged construction” keeps the pistons light for faster response and to accommodate higher-rpm performance with reduced vibration and less reciprocating mass. The pistons feature an Alumite coating to reduce friction.

The dry sump oil lubrication system has been optimized to ensure maximum lubrication and cooling . Special oil nozzles direct oil at the bottom of the pistons to cool and lubricate them.

Special “dual chamber” crankcase design. The front section is for the crank assembly while the rear is for the transmission. Two, 3-rotor high capacity oil pumps optimizes oil flow in each of the two main sections of the engine.

Huge 100mm bore ceramic composite-plated cylinders provide uniform heat dissipation, reduce weight, reduce friction and increase cylinder service life.

Cooling fin thickness and depth is optimized for maximum heat dissipation, thereby eliminating the need for liquid cooling, while maintaining that traditional, stylish air-cooled engine appearance.

Optimized “damper-less” crankshaft allows the rider to feel the directness of the engine’s power. For each rotation of the rear wheel, in 5th gear, the crank spins 3.14 times providing an outstanding rear wheel driving force feeling to the rider.

Compact design dual balancers reduce vibration for exceptional rider and passenger comfort. The balancers are positioned on either end of the crankshaft to vibration.

3-axis crankcase layout means the crankshaft, main axle and drive shaft are specially arranged to minimize the size of the engine cases and centralize mass.

43mm, twin-bore, downdraft throttle body fuel injection (FI) with throttle position sensor (TPS) ensures great throttle response and maximum power throughout the rev range. This system is a “closed loop” system since it utilizes an oxygen sensor in the exhaust to monitor the concentration of oxygen and adjust the FI system if necessary. The benefits of fuel injection include chokeless operation, increased fuel economy, instant throttle response and reduced emissions.

The 12-hole, 2-directional Mikuni fuel injectors produce a wide spray pattern for complete cylinder filling. This special spray pattern combined with the dual spark plug heads to ensure complete combustion for maximum power. A Idle Speed Control (ISC) has been adopted to ensure stable idling performance.

High capacity electronic fuel pump is located in the sub tank under the seat.

State-of-the-art Electronic Control Unit (ECU) ensures precisely metered fuel delivery and optimal ignition spark control using 3D transistorized coil ignition mapping for each cylinder.

3.5 liter dual inlet air filter box is located under the tank. There are intake ducts at the front and rear of the air box for maximum breathing efficiency. This design not only maximizes air flow but also reduces weight. A viscous paper type air filter is used. The side mounted air filter common on the Road Star series has been eliminated giving a cleaner look at the engine’s cylinders on the right side.

Air Induction System (AIS) injects fresh oxygen at the exhaust port to insure complete combustion thereby reducing harmful exhaust emissions (HC & CO) while a special air cut valve reduces backfiring when decelerating or coasting off throttle.

High-performance, 2-into-1-exhaust system features large size header pipes for maximum flow. The single muffler contains a 3-way honey comb matrix catalyizer to reduce harmful exhaust emissions. The stylish muffler helps to boost torque and horsepower while producing a throaty, V-twin growl.

The exhaust system also features a lightweight titanium EXUP exhaust power valve most commonly found on high performance sport bikes. The EXUP system not only provides crisp throttle response and eliminates ‘flat spots” but also improves acceleration and reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions.

Dry sump lubrication system means a more compact engine design since the oil tank is not part of the engine, which lowers the centre of gravity for great handling and a light feel. A handy, spin-on oil filter means fast, easy oil changes.

Frame mounted oil cooler is a first on a Yamaha cruiser. The cooler maintains consistent oil temperatures for optimum cooling and lubrication of this massive V-twin powerplant.

Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission features new optimized gear ratios for strong acceleration and relaxed cruising at highway speeds.

2-piece heel-and-toe shifter adds versatility and enhances the overall cruising experience. The 2-piece design allows the rider to individually adjust front and rear portions to suit foot size or remove the rear section if not desired.

Heavy duty 10 plate clutch is designed compliment engine power characteristics. This new clutch is operated by an all new hydraulic master cylinder instead of a cable. The hydraulic clutch design is low maintenance, self adjusting and very stylish.

Low-maintenance belt drive system not only significantly reduce maintenance but is also clean and quiet. A belt drive system uses less power than a shaft drive and reduces unsprung weight for great rear suspension performance.

Aluminum, die cast, double-cradle frame reduces weight, while balancing strength and rigidity. The critical head pipe area features box type construction for additional strength. The frame not provides excellent handling characteristics but also compliments the beautiful flowing lines of the rest of the chassis and bodywork. The engine is rigidly mounted in the frame.

Lightweight C.F. die cast aluminum swingarm offers superb rigidity and ensures excellent stability and handling. The C.F. die casting process allows for beautiful shapes that are both strong and light. This new swingarm is a fashion statement in aluminum and compliments the rest of the Stratoliner’s eye catching styling.

Rigid 46mm front fork offers 130mm (5.1″) of wheel travel for exceptionally stable handling and great ride comfort. The fork features “slash cut” large diameter chromed fork shrouds to enhance the “neo- streamliner” styling.

Beefy, cast aluminum, top and bottom triple clamps help increase fork rigidity and reduce weight.

Link rear suspension features a spring preload adjustable single rear shock delivering outstanding ride comfort and precise handling. The shock is horizontally positioned under the engine for a lower center of gravity and is hidden to provide that classic “hardtail” look. Rear wheel travel is 110mm (4.3″).

Powerful dual 298mm floating front discs are squeezed by ultra rigid, 4-piston, monoblock calipers provide sport-bike spec stopping power. Providing exceptional stopping power, these brakes also provide great lever feel and feedback.

Huge 320mm rear disc is squeezed by a single piston caliper mounted below the swingarm for a lower center of gravity and that customized “hidden look”.

Lightweight polished 12 spoke cast aluminum mag wheels reduce weight and enhance handling and styling. The front wheel is MT 4.00×18 while the rear wheel is a MT 5.50×17. Both are fitted with tubeless radial tires that provide excellent traction and reduced rolling resistance.

Two-piece seat design features a wide, flat profile for excellent rider comfort. The passenger seat features a small lip at the rear of the seat providing a secure feeling for the passenger.

51w /55w high efficiency Irradiation headlight. This is a 2 bulb design, one for low beam and one for high beam. The unique headlight body compliments the “neo-streamline” styling.

Steel fenders front and rear can be easily customized or painted to suit personal preferences. The front fender features a classic fender stay.

Flangeless teardrop style fuel tank offers 14 liters of capacity. This is the first flangeless tank used on a Yamaha cruiser. There are no welds visible, providing that custom look. The total fuel capacity is 17 liters thanks to a 3 liter sub tank located low in the frame below the seat. A high pressure electric fuel pump with quick connect fittings provide fuel to the EFI system.

Large 1.25″ diameter handlebars. All electrical wires are hidden inside the handle bars for that clean custom look. Selected meter functions can be controlled by buttons on the back of RHS switch.

Fuel tank mounted instrument panel. This panel has the classic “grand father” clock image. Just below the large analogue speedo is an analogue tach and fuel gauge. Other functions include digital odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel reserve trip counter and clock. Background illumination can be adjusted to suit personal preferences.

Super quick detachable windshield can be removed without tools. The new Stratoliner is a true “convertible” similar to the Royal Star Tour Deluxe. The windshield locks into place with the ignition key for added security.

Super quick detachable chromed passenger backrest can be removed in seconds without tools. The backrest locks into place with the ignition key for added security.

Beautifully styled, semi hard reinforced leather saddlebags provide ample storage for causal weekend tours.

Teardrop shaped rider floorboards with floating rubber inserts that reduce vibration.

Extra wide, chromed brake and clutch levers provide that quality feel and look.

Industry-leading, Star Family fit and finish creates a machine as stunning as it is powerful.

Highly visible, clear look LED taillight

Self-canceling turn signals (15 seconds or 150 meters) with stylish clear lenses.

Stylish 3D speed lines on the fuel tank

Low-fuel warning light

Low maintenance sealed battery

Fork lock integrated into main ignition switch for extra convenience

Numerous high quality deep, rich chrome accents including: forks, handlebar switches, levers and engine covers

SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha Stratoliner S:
MSRP* $16,580 (Black Cherry/Charcoal Silver) Available from September 2007
$16,580 (Pearl White) Available from September 2007

Engine
Type 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled 48° V-twin; pushrod OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 100mm x 118mm
Compression Ratio 9.48:1
Carburetion Twin-Bore electronic fuel injection;throttle position sensor
Ignition TCI
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt

Chassis
Frame Aluminum monoshock
Suspension/Front 46mm telescopic fork; adjustable preload, 5.1-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; 4.3-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes/Rear Hydraulic disc, 320mm
Tires/Front 130/70-18
Tires/Rear 190/60-17
Wheels 12-spoke cast

Dimensions
Length 101.6 in
Width 43.3 in
Height 59.6 in
Seat Height 28.9 in
Wheelbase 67.5 in
Ground Clearance 6.1 in
Dry Weight 758 lb
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal

Other
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha Stratoliner S:
Suggested Retail $21,999 CDN

Engine Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valve, 48°, V-twin w/EFI
Displacement 1,854 cc
Bore and Stroke 100 x 118 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Torque 17.1 kg-m (123.7 ft-lb) @ 2,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Dual 43 mm cross bore downdraft throttle body FI
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Belt

Suspension (Front) 46 mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link single shock
Brakes (Front) Dual 298 mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 320 mm disc
Tires (Front) 130/70 R 18 (radial)
Tires (Rear) 190/60 R 17 (radial)

Length 2,580 mm (101.6″)
Width 1100 mm (43.3″)
Height 1515 mm (59.6″)
Wheelbase 1,715 mm (67.5″)
Rake / Trail 31° / 152 mm (6″)
Ground Clearance 155 mm (6.1″)
Seat Height 735 mm (28.9″)
Dry Weight 344 kg (756.8 lb)
Fuel Capacity 17 litres (3.7 imp.gallons)
Colour(s) Dark Metallic Red, Bluish White

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2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S

Balanced Beauty.

The 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S is a serious middleweight sport with a great blend of power, performance and style. Just a few seasons ago, this machine was dominating race tracks across Canada. Now it is “retired” to a supporting role, but make no mistake, the 2008 R6S is a very capable performer. The perfect choice for those experienced riders who recognize great value.

An incredible combination of power, performance and style make the R6S an outsanding do-it-all sportbike.

So it’s no exaggeration to say that when you ride the 2008 YZF-R6S, you instantly join an elite group of champions.

With the introduction of the incredible 4th generation R6, the R6S steps back from the podium. The R6S is packed with great features like 43mm forks, 298mm front disc brakes and enough performance to keep a permanent grin on your face. Whether you are looking for a sizzling street ride or track day rocket, the 2008 R6S will not disappoint.

The YZF-R6S is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.

FEATURES:

Ultra-compact, lightweight, 600cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine puts out over 200 horsepower per litre!

Specially designed, one-piece cylinder and upper crankcase assembly provides superior engine rigidity and reduces weight.

Ceramic plated sleeveless cylinder bores provide greater heat dissipation for consistent power delivery and reduced frictional power loss. Sleeveless design also reduces weight.

Lightweight forged pistons feature carburized connecting rods for superb strength and reduced reciprocating mass. The result is incredible engine response.

Hollow side-driven camshafts with specially designed valve lifters helps create a very narrow engine width.

Competition-bred suction-piston throttle body fuel injection with 40mm throttle bodies features short intake ports and a special vacuum-controlled intake system to ensure instant seamless throttle response all the way up to the incredible 15,500-rpm redline.

Ram Air Induction System delivers cool, high-pressure air “force-fed” into the intake tract for optimal combustion and greater horsepower at higher speeds.

Close-ratio 6-speed transmission delivers seamless power delivery and maximum acceleration. Gear widths, splines and engagement dogs are optimized for smooth shifting under power.

“Tri-Axis” or stacked transmission design creates a more compact engine front to back that allows for optimum engine placement in the frame for optimized balanced weight distribution and incredible handling.

Heavy-duty, large-capacity clutch ensures consistent, fade-free performance.

High capacity cooling system features a curved radiator with dual ring-type fans for excellent engine cooling efficiency. The ring-type fan offers more airflow than a conventional non-ring type fan.

High capacity water pump and separate liquid-cooled oil cooler ensures consistent engine temperatures for maximum performance.

Direct ignition coils, iridium spark plugs and high-output magneto deliver reliable, super strong spark. With this system, the ignition coils are integrated into the plug caps, significantly reducing weight.

4-into-2-into-1 exhaust optimizes engine performance, and features a mix of stainless steel, titanium and aluminum to reduce overall weight.

High powered 32 bit ECU (electronic control unit) with computer perfected mapping provides ultra precise ignition timing for maximum response and power output.

Immobilizer ignition system is designed to reduce the possibility of ride away theft. This system must recognize the “coded ignition key” in order for the unit to start. If the immobilizer ignition does not recognize the key (or a theft’s screwdriver or other type of “jimmy tool”) the bike will not start even if the ignition is turned or forced into the on position. If the system does not recognize the correct coded ignition key, the ignition system and starter will not function, and as a result, the unit will not start.

Radical, lightweight aluminum Deltabox III frame offers the perfect rigidity balance. The result is incredible handling response. The engine is a fully stressed chassis member allowing for a super-light frame design.

Key chassis geometry figures include: 1385mm wheelbase, 24.5 degree caster angle and 95mm of trail.

Yamaha’s exclusive Controlled Filling Die Casting (CF casting) is used to produce an incredibly sleek swingarm that is remarkably strong and light by pinpointing exactly where material needs to be. Pivot position and swingarm length (576mm) are optimized for even greater traction.

Removable aluminum rear subframe uses CF casting technology to provide lighter weight and fewer welds as well.

Fully adjustable 43mm Kayaba cartridge-style front fork provides 120 mm (4.7″) of wheel travel and offers incredible suspension performance with ultra-precise feedback. Adjustments include; 8 positions of spring preload, 9-way compression damping and 10-way rebound damping.

Fully adjustable Monocross link rear suspension utilizes a piggyback-style shock providing 120mm (4.7″) of wheel travel. Adjustments include: 9 positions of spring preload, 20-way compression damping and 15-way rebound damping. The piggy back design helps to keep the shock oil cool for more consistent damping.

4-piston calipers squeeze large 298mm dual front discs for great braking performance with excellent control and good lever feedback.

Brembo radial pump master cylinder is a direct GP race innovation. The radial design allows for more powerful braking and improved lever feedback. The lever is adjustable for various hand sizes.

Light weight 220mm rear disc brake is squeezed by a single-piston caliper

Lightweight five-spoke 17″ wheels reduce unsprung weight by making hub and spokes a single structural unit. A special casting technique makes the rim section substantially lighter and stronger.

Ultra-sleek “new edge form” bodywork features a sharp front profile with centrally located Ram Air duct, engine-revealing side cowlings and ultra-sleek tail section.

Narrow 17-litre fuel tank provides excellent rider ergonomics and aggressive seating position. Fuel range is aprox. 300 kms.

Dual “Gatling” beam 60/55-watt multi-reflector headlights cast a wide beam of light and feature a sleek profile for superb aerodynamics and visibility.

Twin LED taillights reduce both weight and size while providing excellent visibility.

Multi-function digital and analog instrumentation with adjustable LED illumination features: digital speedometer, dual tripmeters, fuel tripmeter, clock and analog tach. There is also a programmable shift light too!

Durable, lightweight, aluminum clip-on bars provide optimal vibration damping.

High grip premium Dunlop D208 radial tires

5-position adjustable front brake lever

O-ring chain

Steering lock

Under seat helmet holder

Fold-out bungee cord straps under seat

New colour and graphics for 2008

The YZF-R6S offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.

SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S:
MSRP* $8,299 (Team Yamaha Blue) Available from July 2007
$8,299 (Raven) Available from July 2007

Engine
Type 600cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 65.5mm x 44.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.4:1
Carburetion Fuel Injection
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Transmission 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain

Chassis
Suspension/Front 43mm fork; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual 298mm floating disc, 4-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear 220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Tires/Front 120/60-ZR17
Tires/Rear 180/55-ZR17

Dimensions
Length 79.7 in
Width 27.1 in
Height 42.9 in
Seat Height 32.3 in
Wheelbase 54.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.0°
Trail 3.4 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Dry Weight 357 lb (CA 359 lb)

Other
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty

SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S:
Suggested Retail $11,599 CDN

Engine Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line four
Displacement 600 cc
Bore and Stroke 65.5x 44.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.4:1
Fuel Delivery 40mm throttle body F.I.
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition DC-CDI
Transmission 6 speed
Final Drive O-ring Chain

Suspension (Front) Fully adjustable 43mm cartridge forks
Suspension (Rear) Fully adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 298mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 220mm disc
Tires (Front) 120/60ZR17
Tires (Rear) 180/55ZR17

Length 2,025mm (79.7”)
Width 690mm (27.2”)
Height 1,090mm (42.9”)
Wheelbase 1380mm (54.3”)
Seat Height 820mm (32.7”)
Dry Weight 162kg (356.4 lb)
Fuel Capacity 17 litres (3.7 imp.gallons)
Colour(s) Yamaha Blue; Metallic Black

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 C.E. Canadian Edition

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 C.E. Canadian Edition

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 C.E. Canadian Edition

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 C.E. Canadian Edition

Confidence, agility, performance… maximum excitement for maximum fun.

The engineers at Yamaha had 2 main goals for the new 2008 Yamaha R6. To be the most exciting bike to race on the track and to be the most fun sport bike to ride on a winding road. Even at full lean, the new 2008 Yamaha R6 allows the rider to dial up the throttle and sling shot out of a corner. Confidence, agility, performance and fun.

Cutting edge champion – Almost anywhere you look on the 2008 R6 you’ll find something new, including YCC-I, Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake. It’s bristling with loads of refinements and knowledge gained from years of racing. You can confidently say the YZF-R6 C.E. Canadian Edition is the most advanced production 600cc motorcycle Yamaha – or anybody else – has ever built.

Yamaha has re-invented the all new 2008 R6 with a showcase of Yamaha’s latest sport bike technologies.

From the YCC-T fly by wire throttle to the MotoGP inspired straight frame design, to Yamaha’s exclusive electronically variable intake stacks, this new R6 featuring a new engine and frame is designed to take super sport riding to a whole new level.

FEATURES:

Revised ultra-compact, lightweight, short stroke, 599cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder with lightweight titanium valves produces incredible horsepower for a 600cc engine. Redline is set at an amazing 16,000rpm.

The compression ratio has been increased from 12.8:1 to 13.1:1.

67mm bore and 42.5mm stroke provide a fast revving powerplant. Engine width is minimized thanks to Yamaha’s special casting technologies and “liner less” cylinder design.

Compact “pent roof” cylinder head design features ultra lightweight titanium valves for both intake and exhaust. The intake valve angle is 11.5 degrees and the exhaust is 12.25 degress. The intake valves are 27mm in diameter while the exhaust valves are 23mm.

Single intake valve springs reduce weight and “friction” for optimum high rpm performance. The valve spring material for both the intake and exhaust has been revised to accomodate the increased power. The valve retainers are made of lightweight aluminum.

High flow intake and exhaust ports allow more fuel in and more exhaust out for great power delivery at all rpms.

Lightweight magnesium cylinder head cover and case covers reduce weight.

Separate cylinder block (the cylinder is no longer part of the upper crankcase) design utilizes ceramic composite plated “liner less” cylinder bores. The ceramic coating is sprayed directly on the aluminum block. The benefits are greater heat dissipation for consistent power delivery, reduced frictional power loss, reduced oil consumption and since there are no heavy liners, reduced weight too.

Revised lightweight forged pistons feature thin top rings for great high rpm power. The pistons are secured by lightweight tapered type piston pins. The lightweight design means fast engine response.

Revised lightweight crankshaft features 31mm bearing journals. The inertial crank mass has been optimized for excellent throttle response and impressive acceleration. The crank journal bearings feature new design oil holes that increase the supply of oil.

The connecting rod bearing width has been increased by 1mm while the rod cap has been revised to match.

Revised high lift / high performance, hollow, side-driven camshafts provide arm stretching power and strong acceleration. For 2008 the exhaust camshaft event angle has been changed from 109 to 110 degrees. The profile and lift remains the same as 2007.

The cam timing and overlap for both the intake and exhaust cams has been changed for improved engine performance.

Revised cam chain now uses a special “Vanadium carbide treatment on the pins. For durability.

Revised semi-hydraulic type cam chain tensioner reduces mechanical noise and maintenance. The “slider” that the cam chain pushes against has been changed to match the increased engine output.

Mikuni fuel injection system with 41mm throttle bodies features twin injectors (primary & secondary). This type of twin injector system is also found on our MotoGP M1 machine. Each of the injectors utilizes 12 spray holes to maximize the atomization process. The secondary injectors, located inside the airbox, begin to function at mid rpms (6,000 to 7,000rpm) thru to redline. This system is lighter and simpler than the sub motor driven secondary valve type FI system. Special short intake tracts allow for higher rpms and improved power.

The revised F.I. system features a new separate TPS (throttle position sensor) and APS (accelerator position sensor) sensors.

Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T) is another 1st for Yamaha. This system electronically controls the throttle for outstanding response and improved controllability at high rpms. The system features Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) and D.C. motor driven throttle valves. The YCC-T system electronically controls the throttle valves for outstanding response and improved controllability at all rpms. The YCC-T is used to provide even more control of the intake air volume for a smoother torque character. The YCC-T features 3 – ECU’s inside the main ECU to control ignition, fuel injection and the YCC-T. This special ECU is capable of responding to changes at a speed of 1000th of a second.

All new YCC-I or Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Intake means the intake funnels / stacks vary in length based on engine rpmand throttle position. At low to mid rpms the funnels are set at 140mm and as the rpm increases, the funnels move to their shorter position (65mm) via an electric-control servo motor to provide maximum horsepower, torque and throttle response at all rpms. The range of movement is from 140mm to 65mm. The all new YCC-I provides the best of both worlds …solid low rpm performance with amazing high rpm power. YCC-I ensures that the intake tracts are “tuned” to the ideal length for the prevailing engine rpm. It takes 0.3 of a second for the funnels to move from the high position to the low position.

Revised 7.6 litre air box uses a viscous type air filter. The airbox mounting method is changed.

Ram Air Induction System with centrally located intake duct delivers cool, high-pressure air “force-fed” into the intake tract for optimal combustion and greater horsepower at higher speeds. This design provides straight induction from the central fairing duct to the airbox without a lot of bends or turns.

Close ratio 6-speed transmission delivers seamless power delivery and maximum acceleration. Gear widths, splines and engagement dogs have been optimized to handle the increased power. The shift drum and shifting mechanism are located on the right side of the cases for smooth shifting feel under power. The gears use flat contact-type engagement dogs for positive shifting and increased durability.

The “Tri-Axis” or stacked transmission design creates a more compact engine front to back that allows for optimum engine placement in the “sweet spot” of the frame for optimized balanced weight distribution and incredible handling.

Slipper or back limiter clutch assembly reduces rear wheel hop when making hard down shifts or under hard braking. Key benefit is reduced lap times and smoother control when participating in either a race or track day. This clutch uses 9 paper based friction plates and 8 steel plates, plus 6 coil-type clutch springs.

The oil lubrication system has been optimized to reduce frictional loses caused by “oil drag”. It features a “two side” oil pump. There is a separate liquid-cooled oil cooler to insure consistent engine temperatures for maximum performance and extended service life.

High capacity cooling system features a curved radiator with dual ring-type fans for excellent engine cooling efficiency. The ring-type fan offers more airflow than a conventional type fan.

Direct ignition coils, iridium dual electrode spark plugs and high-output magneto deliver reliable, super strong spark. With this system, the ignition coils are integrated into the plug caps, significantly reducing weight.

4-into-2-into-1 exhaust maximizes engine performance. There are three, 3-way honeycomb catalyziers with an oxygen sensor in the system to reduce harmful HC & CO exhaust emissions. The oxygen sensor provides feedback to the ECU so it can adjust for the optimum fuel/air mixture. A “mid ship” MotoGP style, lightweight titanium muffler is located below the engine to central mass and lower the center of gravity.

The exhaust system also features Yamaha’s EXUP System (Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve) utilizing a titanium body and butterfly valves that prevent the “blow back” phenomenon caused by “valve overlap”. This design reduces weight and maximizes cornering clearance. The EXUP system eliminates “flat spots” in the power band and reduces emissions too. This is a 1st on a 600cc supersport machine.

High powered 32 bit electronic control unit actually contains three ECUs inside the main ECU to control the FI system, the YCC-T system and the ignition system.

Air Injection System (AIS) injects fresh air into the exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt fuel in order to reduce harmful CO & HC exhaust emissions

New compact, lightweight aluminum Deltabox frame offers an optimized total rigidity balance for incredibly light and agile handling. This frame is a MotoGP inspired innovation that Yamaha calls a “straight frame concept”. This means the top spars of the frame lie as close to possible to the frame’s torsional axis (the line connecting the head pipe to the swingarm pivot point). The ram air duct passes through the frame at the head pipe for a straight ram air effect too. A mix of revised mold castings and pressed aluminum plates make up the frame. The engine is a fully stressed chassis member allowing for a super-light frame design. Although the frame may look similar to the 2007 version, the outer panel shape has been changed, the front cross member has been eliminated, and the overall rigidity balance is improved for even more precise and agile handling.

New, detachable magnesium rear subframe reduces weight. The detachable design allows rear shock access and is less costly if the unit is “looped out”.

Revised lightweight, aluminium “gull wing” type swingarm uses a mix of castings and pressed plates for optimum rigidity. The swingarm pivot area has been modified for increased rigidity. The swingarm pivot position has also been optimized to reduce the “squat” tendencies caused by drive chain reaction to hard throttle openings.

Key chassis geometry figures include: 1380mm wheelbase, 24 degree caster angle, 97mm of trail and a 52.5% front and 47.5% rear weight balance. The maximum lean angle is a knee scraping 57 degrees.

The riding position has been changed for 2008. The seat is 5mm further forward than in ’07.

Revised fully adjustable 41mm inverted front fork provides 120mm (4.7″) of wheel travel and offers incredible suspension performance with ultra-precise feedback. The outer tubes of the fork have been optimized. Adjustments include: spring preload, 4-way high speed compression damping, 20-way low speed compression damping and 25-way rebound damping. The inverted design not only reduces unsprung weight but also increases the rigidity of the fork. The range of adjustments allows the rider to tune suspension to match riding style and conditions.

Upper triple clamp features a 30mm offset for precise handing and great steering feel. The lightweight aluminum clip-ons are mounted below the triple clamp.

Revised fully adjustable Monocross link rear suspension utilizes a newpiggyback-style shock providing 120mm (4.7″) of wheel travel. Shock adjustments include: 9 steps of spring preload adjustability, 20-way high speed compression damping, 4 -way low speed compression damping and 20-way rebound damping adjustability. The piggy back design helps to keep the shock oil cool for more consistent damping. The new shock reduces weight.

Rear ride can height can be adjusted if desired.

The lower triple clamp has been revised to optimize the rigidity balance for razor sharp handling.

Revised radial mount, monoblock, 4-piston calipers squeeze large 310mm dual front discs. The thickness of the discs has been increased by 0.5mm to 5mm for improved heat dissipation. The radial mounting design helps to reduce caliper distortion for improved braking performance with excellent control and good lever feedback. The disc carriers are made from aluminium for reduced weight while the sinter metal pads provide incredible stopping power.

Brembo radial pump master cylinder features a 16mm piston. The radial design allows for more powerful braking and improved lever feedback. The lever is adjustable for various hand sizes.

Light weight 220mm rear disc brake is squeezed by a single-piston caliper

Lightweight five-spoke 17″ wheels reduce unsprung weight by making hub and spokes a single structural unit. A special casting technique makes the rim section substantially lighter and stronger.

Revised ultra-sleek “new edge form” bodywork features a sharp front profile with centrally located Ram Air duct, engine-revealing side cowlings and ultra-sleek tail section. There are special side fairing intake ducts to allow cool air to circulate around the engine, fuel tank and frame areas. “Minimalism” and “mass forward” movement are two words that best describe this new design body.

The seat area and tail section have been revised for improved appearance.

17.5-litre fuel tank provides excellent rider ergonomics and an aggressive riding position. The reserve portion of the tank is 3.5 liters. The tank features a front tank cover like the R1 and an internal electric fuel pump.

Separate rider and passenger seats. An optional rear seat cowl is available.

Revised dual 55 watt H7 “cat eye” headlights. The lens shape has been changed for improved appearance. These lights not only cast a bright beam of light, but also feature a sleek profile for superb aerodynamics.

Revised compact race inspired multi-function digital and analog instrumentation with adjustable back lighting. Features: analog tach, digital speedometer, dual tripmeters, low fuel warning light, fuel tripmeter, and clock. There is also a programmable shift light and stop watch/lap timer that is controlled by the LHS handlebar mounted switch gear. The tach face has been changed for improved appearance.

Revised single lens LED taillight provides excellent visibility, extended service life and uses less power than conventional bulbs. The lens shape has been changed for improved appearance.

Immobilizer ignition system is designed to reduce the possibility of “ride away” theft. This system must recognize the “coded ignition key” in order for the unit to start. If the immobilizer ignition does not recognize the key (or a theft’s screwdriver or other type of “jimmy tool”) the bike will not start even if the ignition is turned or forced into the on position. If the system does not recognize the correct coded ignition key, the ignition system and starter will not function.

Durable, lightweight, aluminum clip-on bars provide optimal vibration damping.

Adjustable front brake lever

New design mirrors

Special 525 lightweight O-ring chain is used to reduce weight

Steering lock

Lightweight aluminum side stand and chain adjusters

Lightweight low maintenance sealed gel-type battery

White and red paint scheme

Special Canadian Edition logo on fuel tank

The YZF-R6 offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.

SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 C.E. Canadian Edition:
MSRP* Not Available in the USA

SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 C.E. Canadian Edition:
Suggested Retail $12,599 CDN

Engine Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve (titanium), in-line four
Displacement 599 cc
Bore and Stroke 67 x 42.5 mm
Compression Ratio 13.1:1
Maximum Torque 6.7 kg-m (48.5 ft-lb) @ 10,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery 41 mm Mikuni throttle body F.I.
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 6 speed
Final Drive O-ring Chain

Suspension (Front) Fully adjustable 41 mm inverted cartridge fork
Suspension (Rear) Fully adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 310 mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 220 mm disc
Tires (Front) 120/70 ZR17
Tires (Rear) 180/55 ZR17

Length 2,040 mm (80.3”)
Width 705 mm (27.8”)
Height 1,100 mm (43.3”)
Wheelbase 1,380 mm (53.4″)
Rake / Trail 24° / 97 mm (3.8″)
Ground Clearance 130 mm (5.1″)
Seat Height 850 mm (33.5”)
Dry Weight 166 kg (366 lb)
Fuel Capacity 17.5 litres (3.9 imp.gallons)
Colour(s) Bluish White + Red

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1

The 2-Wheeled embodiedment of Yamaha’s most advanced technology.

The cutting edge for sport bikes doesn’t get any sharper. The 2008 R1, a showcase for Yamahas most advanced sport bike technology. With MotoGP inspired features like chip controlled throttle and electronically variable intake funnels, the R1 provides a level of riding excitement, confidence and control never before experienced.

The R1 features more ground breaking technology than ever seen before.

From chip controlled throttle and electronic variable intake funnels, to the advanced Deltabox V frame design, Yamaha strives to offer experienced riders a whole new level of exhilaration and riding excitement. Despite serious power, the R1 is more obedient and more civilized than ever before.

FEATURES:

Ultra-lightweight, compact, 998cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled, 40 degree inclined, in-line four-cylinder engine produces incredible horsepower.

The 4-valve cylinder head design features a compact combustion chamber that utilizes lightweight, trick titanium valves on the intake side. The 4-valve design maximizes breathing efficiency and overall engine performance. This design also achieves cleaner emissions too. The titanium intake valves are 33mm in diameter while the steel exhaust valves are 27mm in diameter. Lightweight yet super strong VX alloy valve springs controlled valve movement.

Steep valve angles, 11.5 degrees on the intake side and 12.5 degrees on the exhaust produce a more compact combustion chamber.

The lightweight titanium intake valves reduce the reciprocating weight of the intake valves allowing for higher rpms without the concern of valve float. The use of lightweight “Ti” valves has allowed the engineers at Yamaha to use a 4-valve format. In the past, the use of 5 smaller valves allowed a higher rpm limit since each of the “smaller” valves was relatively light. The use of light weight high tech titanium now means the engineers no longer have to use the 5-valve design to achieve the same high rpms. Yamaha will not abandon the 5-valve format on YZ models … it has its own advantages such as a less tall cylinder head design (lower center of gravity) since the actual valve “lift” can be reduced with 5-valves.

Short design valve guides provide a less restrictive flow of fuel / air flow into the combustion chamber for improved power output.

Computer optimized smooth intake ports increased intake air volume for increased power output.

Squish area has been optimized for maximum engine performance. The compression ratio is 12.7:1.

Lightweight, high lift, high performance intake and exhaust cams help to provide incredible horsepower and fast engine response.

Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces both maintenance and engine mechanical noise.

Short skirt, lightweight forged pistons feature 4 valve “pockets” to special ribs in the piston pin area add rigidity for great reliability.

Connecting rods are carburized and use a nutless design. The lower end “cap” of the rod is made from the same piece of material as the upper portion; this design is known as “fracture splitting”. This design aids establishing true big end roundness and greater precision in con rod dimensions.

Closed deck cylinder design allows the cylinders to be spaced more closely together, allowing a narrower engine, since there are no coolant passages in the cylinder body.

The cylinder block is a stand-alone piece; the benefit is improved sealing, and easier serviceability.

Ceramic composite cylinder “bores” are a “liner less” design with the ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum block to ensure uniform heat dissipation for consistent power delivery, reduced oil consumption, reduced friction and reduced weight.

Lightweight revised crankshaft provides super quick engine response. The surface treatment of the crank is high frequency quench type.

The ACM or alternator is located on the backside of the cylinder block to reduce crankcase width. The compact ACM uses rare earth magnets and spins at 1.24 times the engine rpm to produce lots of electrical output.

Narrow, compact crankcases allow for maximum lean angles.

Mikuni fuel injection system uses 45mm throttle bodies fitted with T.P.S. (Throttle Position Sensor). The secondary motor-driven sub valves have been eliminated from the throttle bodies due to the addition of the YCC-T. An oxygen sensor has been fitted into the exhaust making this a “closed loop” type FI system. The benefits include excellent throttle response, great fuel economy, reduced emissions, stable idling and no choke to fuss with during start up.

The actual injectors are Denso “long nose” type injectors with a high dynamic range and 12-spray holes for improved power and response across the entire rev range.

The fuel injection’s lightweight Electronic Control Unit (ECU) utilizes a powerful 32-bit processor for fast control of the injection process. The compact design also reduces weight.

YCC-I or Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Intake means the intake funnels / stacks vary in length depending on engine rpms and throttle opening. At low to mid rpms the funnels are longer and as the rpms increase, the funnels reduce in length via an electric-control servo motor to provide maximum horsepower, torque and throttle response at all rpms. The range of movement is from 65mm to 140mm. The YCC-I provides the best of both worlds …solid low rpm performance with amazing high rpm power. YCC-I ensures that the intake tracts are always “tuned” to the ideal length for the prevailing engine rpm. It takes 0.3 of a second for the funnels to move from the highest to the lowest position.

The YCC-I electric-control servo motor-driven variable intake funnel system is a world’s 1st on a production motorcycle.

Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T) electronically controls the throttle valves for outstanding response and improved controllability at all rpms. The YCC-T is used to provide even more control of the intake air volume for smoother torque character. Similar to the R6 design, the YCC-T features 3 – ECU’s inside the main ECU to control ignition, fuel injection and the YCC-T. This special ECU is capable of responding to changes at a speed of 1000th of a second.

The rider can “mechanically close” the throttles by simply closing the throttle twist grip.

Twin electrode NGK CR9EK spark plugs.

Compact close-ratio 6-speed transmission features optimized gear ratios for maximum performance. The “stacked” 3-axis gearbox / clutch design stacks input/output shafts to create a low center of gravity and keeps overall engine size shorter front to back. As a result, the stacked design gives the engineers the freedom to place the engine in the “sweet spot” of the frame for optimum weight balance for awesome handling.

The all new slipper or back limiter clutch assembly reduces rear wheel hop when making hard down shifts or under hard braking. Key benefit is reduced lap times and smoother control when riding aggressively during a race or track day.

A multi plate clutch is used, utilizing coil springs and paper based fiber plates.

High capacity water pump features a plastic impeller.

“Ram Air” system “force feeds” cool air via dual ducts located below the headlights into the intake system. As speed increases the air velocity in the system increases and pressurizes the air box. This “force fed” air helps the engine develop maximum high rpm power.

7.3 liter air box maximizes performance. A viscous type air filter is utilized.

4 into 2 into 1 into 2 titanium exhaust system maximizes power output, reduces weight and improves aerodynamics. The dual under seat mufflers provide an aggressive sound as well as a great styling highlight. This system contains two 3-way catalyziers and an oxygen sensor (note: the catalyst tube is made of stainless steel). The catalytic converters reduces harmful CO and HC exhaust emissions while the oxygen sensor provides feedback to the ECU to maintain optimum fuel/air mixture at all times.

EXUP System (Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve) utilizes dual titanium butterfly valves that prevent the “blow back” phenomenon caused by “valve overlap”. This design reduces weight and maximizes cornering clearance. The EXUP system eliminates “flat spots” in the power band and reduces emissions too.

Compact, high-efficiency curved radiator features dual ring-type fans for maximum cooling efficiency. This curved rad and twin fan design produces more airflow than conventional flat designs to maintain optimum engine temperatures for consistent power output.

Large liquid-cooled oil cooler maintains stable lubricant temperatures for extended engine life. Convenient cartridge style spin-off oil filter.

Convenient clutch cover sightglass ensures easy oil level inspection.

High performance direct ignition coils (ignition coil is built into the spark plug cap) reduce weight while iridium spark plugs and high-output magneto deliver increased spark energy.

Aluminum Deltabox V frame has been designed to offer an optimized rigidity balance to maximize handling performance. This frame is very rigid or stiff at the head pipe, engine mounts and swingarm pivot point. In other areas, material has been carefully removed to allow “tuned flex”. Finished in black, this frame boasts a compact 1415mm (55.7″) wheelbase. The swingarm pivot has been optimized to minimize the chain tension effect under hard acceleration, providing more stable handling. The engine is a fully stressed chassis member to maximize handling. Stability, a key to great handling, is unsurpassed while the ability to hold a line under hard acceleration is excellent.

Detachable aluminum sub frame means easier rear shock access and a less costly repair if the unit is “looped out”.

Extra-long, lightweight aluminum C.F. (controlled filling) die cast “truss-type” swingarm provides great torsional rigidity for class leading handling and maneuverability. The distance between the swingarm pivot and the rear axle has been optimized (597.2mm) for excellent “turn-in” abilities and rear wheel traction.

The Deltabox V chassis offers an incredible 56 degree lean angle.

Fork off set of 25mm both rigidity and handling.

Revised forged aluminum lower triple clamp features an increase in thickness from 35 to 40mm for increased rigidity.

Fully adjustable 43mm Kayaba inverted fork features 120mm (4.7″) of wheel travel. The thickness of the inner tube and the shape of the outer tube has been optimized. The size of the internal aluminum piston is 24mm damping performance, and the piston rod is lightweight aluminum. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider weight and road /track conditions to maximize handling and suspension performance. There is 9-way spring preload adjustability plus 25-way compression damping and 26-way rebound damping adjustability.

Link Monocross rear suspension utilizes a fully adjustable piggyback-style rear shock. The shock spring rate has been increased, the internal piston has been modified to reduce friction and a 2-way (hi speed / low speed) compression adjuster is utilized. The rising or progressive rate is 14%. Adjustments include 9 steps of spring preload adjustability, 20-way high speed compression damping, 4 -way low speed compression damping and 20-way rebound damping adjustability. The reserve sub tank is mounted horizontally to accommodate the under seat exhaust. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider weight and road /track conditions to maximize handling and suspension performance.

Steering damper is located under the upper triple clamp. Its special design is sensitive to the speed of the damper shaft, the faster the movement the more damping and the slower the movement the less damping.

Radial mount 6-piston calipers squeeze revised, fully floating 310mm dual front rotors. The result is incredible braking performance with excellent control and lever feedback.

Brembo radial pump master cylinder with 16mm piston is a direct GP race innovation. The lever is adjustable for various hand sizes.

Single piston (aluminum) slide-type Nissin rear caliper squeezes a lightweight 220mm rotor.

Rugged yet lightweight 5-spoke mag wheels front and rear. The wheels utilize hollow “spokes” to reduce unsprung weight for superior handling. Front rim size is a MT3.50 x 17 while the rear is MT6.00 x17.

Fuel tank design provides excellent knee grip for hard braking and great rider maneuverability. The capacity is 18 liters with a 3.4 liter reserve.

Immobilizer ignition system is designed to reduce the possibility of “ride away” theft. This system must recognize the “coded ignition key” in order for the unit to start. If the immobolizer ignition does not recognize the key (or a theft’s screwdriver or other type of “jimmy tool”) the bike will not start even if the ignition is turned or forced into the on position. If the system does not recognize the coded chip in the ignition key, it will not allow the ignition system or starter motor to function.

Race inspired fairing improves both aerodynamics and style. The fairing features a slant nose front profile for aerodynamic streamlining, with engine revealing side cut outs.

Windshield features a “screw less” design for a cleaner, more trick appearance.

Race inspired lightweight instrumentation includes a digital speedo, analog tachometer, dual tripmeters, clock, and fuel trip meter. The console also features adjustable back lighting, adjustable shift light and a low fuel warning light. Other key features include an integrated stop watch or lap timer with split time mode and an air intake temperature display. The lap timer is controlled by the starter switch button for added convenience and ease of use

Dual 55-watt projector (low beam) and dual multi-reflector (high beam) headlights feature a sleek, cat-eye profile for superb aerodynamics, unique styling and excellent visibility. Both headlights light on low beam and all four headlights light on high beam.

Revised LED taillight reduces weight and power consumption while providing a brilliant eye catching light. The lens is white while the LEDs are red.

The seating position offers a very sporty yet comfortable riding position.

Lightweight forged footpegs.

Extensive use of hollow bolts and lightweight fasteners help trim overall weight.

Heavy-duty #530 O-ring drive chain.

Low maintenance, lightweight, sealed battery.

Convenient fold out under seat bungee cord straps.

The YZF-R1 offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.

SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha YZF-R1:
MSRP* $11,699 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from September 2007
$11,699 (Candy Red) Available from September 2007
$11,699 (Raven) Available from September 2007

Engine
Type 998cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 valves (titanium intakes)
Bore x Stroke 77 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio 12.7:1
Carburetion Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition TCI
Transmission 6-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch
Final Drive #530 O-ring chain

Chassis
Suspension/Front 43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable, 5.1-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual 310mm disc; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear 220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Tires/Front 120/70-ZR17
Tires/Rear 190/50-ZR17

Dimensions
Length 81.1 in
Width 28.3 in
Height 43.7 in
Seat Height 32.9 in
Wheelbase 55.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.0°
Trail 4.0 in
Fuel Capacity 4.75 gal
Dry Weight 390 lb

Other
Primary Reduction Ratio 65/43 (1.512)
Secondary Reduction Ratio 45/17 (2.647)
Gear Ratio – 1st Gear 38/15 (2.533)
Gear Ratio – 2nd Gear 33/16 (2.063)
Gear Ratio – 3rd Gear 37/21 (1.762)
Gear Ratio – 4th Gear 35/23 (1.522)
Gear Ratio – 5th Gear 30/22 (1.364)
Gear Ratio – 6th Gear 33/26 (1.269)
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha YZF-R1:
Suggested Retail $15,599 CDN

Engine Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, slant block, inline four stroke
Displacement 998 cc
Bore and Stroke 77 x 53.6 mm
Compression Ratio 12.7:1
Maximum Torque 11.5 kg-m (83.1 ft-lb) @ 10,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery 45 mm Mikuni throttle body fuel injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 6 speed
Final Drive O-ring chain

Suspension (Front) Fully adjustable 43 mm inverted fork
Suspension (Rear) Fully adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 310 mm discs w/6-piston calipers
Brakes (Rear) 220 mm disc w/6-piston calipers
Tires (Front) 120/70 ZR17
Tires (Rear) 190/50 ZR17

Length 2,060 mm (81.1″)
Width 720 mm (28.3”)
Height 1,110 mm (43.7″)
Wheelbase 1,415 mm (55.7”)
Rake / Trail 24° / 102 mm (4″)
Ground Clearance 135 mm (5.3″)
Seat Height 835 mm (32.9”)
Dry Weight 177 kg (389.4 lb)
Fuel Capacity 18 litres (4.0 Imp. gal.)
Colour(s) Yamaha Blue; Metallic Black; Bluish White (C.E. Model)

2008 Yamaha WR250X

2008 Yamaha WR250X

2008 Yamaha WR250X

2008 Yamaha WR250X

2008 Yamaha WR250X

The fun factor hits redline!

The 2008 Yamaha WR250X is not just a dressed up dual sport machine. The all new WR250X is the real deal… a 250cc machine capable of competing in Supermoto events right out of the box. Super agile handling, 17 inch wheels, and an amazing fuel injected engine package, the new “X” model is ready to provide an unmatched level of riding performance and excitement. And with head turning looks, the fun factor will be right off the scale.

This supermoto-inspired bike is built for riders who spend more time on paved surfaces, not that the occassional dirt road is going to slow anybody donw much. Directly descended from our YZ and WR off-road machines, the WR250X makes Yamaha’s off-road prowess street accessible.

The all new WR250X … one look tells you this is a machine ready to deliver some serious fun.

The WR250X is a jewel of Yamaha engineering. From the all new 250cc fuel injected, EXUP equipped, 4-valve powerplant to a real Supermoto spec chassis,
the WR250 is built to offer class leading performance, uncompromised styling and unmatched riding excitement. Exceeding your expectations.

FEATURES:

All new, liquid-cooled, 249cc, DOHC, 4-valve, DOHC, 4-stroke powerplant with super light titanium intake valves and electronic fuel injection.

Super convenient electric starting means fast, sure starts.

Hassle free automatic decompression system ensures fast restarts in any gear.

Lightweight magnesium cylinder head cover helps reduce weight.

All new, double overhead cam, 4-valve combustion chamber features a compact “pent-roof” design for maximum breathing efficiency. Shim under bucket type valve adjustment is used.

Downdraft -type straight design intake port provides the most efficient intake flow for maximum engine performance.

Intake side, lightweight titanium valves and load-reduced springs decrease weight by more than 40% (Vs steel valves). Titanium valves reduce reciprocating mass for faster-revving, plus reduced frictional losses for smoother-hitting power delivery across the rev range. Intake valves are 30mm in diameter, while the steel exhaust valves are 24.5mm in diameter.

Steep valve angles, 11.5 degrees on the intake side and 12.5 degrees on the exhaust produce a more compact combustion chamber.

Dual electrode NGK CR9EK spark plug is located in the centre of the combustion chamber for fast, controlled combustion and great throttle response.

Ceramic composite cylinder provides excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery, reduced oil consumption, reduced friction for increased power and reduced weight.

Special cylinder design features cutaways that allow the air “trapped” under the piston to enter a side chamber (or cutaway) to reduce horsepower-robbing “pumping losses.”

New design crankcases also utilize cutaways to reduce “pumping losses.” The crankcase cutaways match the cutaways in the cylinder to reduce ‘pumping losses.

The new crankcases feature a “tri-axis” design for the crankshaft, main and drive axles. This tri-axis design keeps the crankcases more compact while also centralizing mass for better handling. All of the shafts are positioned low in the cases to maintain a low centre of gravity for great handling and maneuverability.

All new, lightweight, high strength, short-skirt, forged aluminum piston provides great durability and its lightweight design means fast engine response.

Lightweight roller bearing style crankshaft with optimized mass delivers excellent response and strong acceleration.

Single balancer shaft reduces vibration for improved rider comfort and reduced rider fatigue

Special design high performance camshafts (intake & exhaust) provide outstanding class leading power. The cams feature a new WPC (Wonder Process Craft) treatment that increases surface hardness for great durability and reduced sliding resistance.

Wet sump lubrication system is used. This system reduces weight and the number of moving parts versus a dry sump system. Piston oil cooler nozzle is used to maintain consistent piston temperatures for durability.

Oil volume in engine has been optimized to reduce weight and oil “drag” related power losses.

Easy access paper-type oil filter is used.

Compact design “clip stopper”- type hydraulic automatic cam chain tensioner reduces maintenance and mechanical engine noise.

38mm, Mikuni electronic throttle body type fuel injection system is used (38EIS). This system is a return-less FI system with TPS (throttle position sensor). This system provides excellent throttle response, great fuel economy, reduced emissions and a choke-free design. Throttle response and acceleration are excellent.

Long nozzle type 12 hole injectors are used and provide a dual spray pattern for best in class performance.

Easy to service 4.1 liter airbox with a new intake control valve provides state of the art intake and emission control. The foam air filter is a washable design

Compact 16 bit ECU features 3D ignition mapping to accommodate the engine power characteristics. The ECU provides optimal timing at all rpms for fast engine response.

Lightweight direct ignition coil is integrated into the plug cap to reduce weight and complexity

Wide ratio 6-speed transmission features gear ratios designed for both on and off road riding. This transmission adopts a “shower type” lubrication system for great reliability.

Heavy-duty clutch matches engine output and offers a light, progressive clutch feel with less lever effort for smoother shifting.

Quick-access, lightweight aluminum outer clutch cover allows fast, easy access to the clutch.

All new, single, 9.5KW rad is used. The “exhausted air” (after it has passed through the rad) is directed away from the rider for excellent rider comfort. An electric cooling fan maintains consistent engine temperatures even in stop and go traffic. The single rad is located on the left side of the fuel tank.

Lightweight, compact “rare-earth-type” ACM (Alternative Current Magnet … 14V & 350W) is used.

Lightweight exhaust system features a stainless steel header pipe and a compact 3-stage expansion type upswept muffler with a honeycomb catalytic converter to reduce exhaust emissions. This system maximizes engine power and allows hassle-free replacement of the oil filter. It features a cleanable screen-type spark arrestor. Heat shields protect rider and passenger.

The exhaust system also features Yamaha’s EXUP System (Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve). The single butterfly valve prevents the “blow back” phenomenon caused by “valve overlap”. The EXUP system eliminates “flat spots” in the power band and reduces emissions too.

Solenoid activated AIS (Air Induction System) reduces harmful exhaust emissions like carbon dioxide and hydro carbons.

All new, lightweight, compact aluminum semi-double-cradle frame features a variety of components. The main frame is cast aluminum, while forged aluminum is used under the main frame below the steering head area and separate detachable down tubes are thin walled high tensile steel. Yamaha has maintained the semi double cradle design to allow for “controlled flex” to optimize suspension action. This frame design provides a low centre of gravity for a light feel and razor sharp handling, plus less rider fatigue, and excellent stability.

Detachable high tensile steel rear sub frame is constructed of round steel pipe. The detachable design provides easy rear suspension access and reduces costs in the event of loop out. .

Lightweight, tapered, aluminum swingarm features a mix of extruded, cast and forged parts. The main arms are extruded while the cross member at the front is cast and the rear portion at the chain adjusters are forged. This unique rear arm provides the best rigidity-strength balance plus a dynamic look too. The suspension links are located below the arm to maintain a low center of gravity for razor sharp handling.

46mm, adjustable inverted, Kayaba cartridge fork provide excellent suspension performance. Front wheel travel is 270mm (10.6″). Front fork adjustments include: 20-way compression damping and 19-way rebound damping. NOTE: The fork settings are different and unique for the X / Supermoto version

Cast aluminum upper triple clamp and forged aluminum lower triple clamp reduces weight and provides excellent strength. The steering stem is light weight aluminum. The fork features a 25mm offset and a 28mm axle offset for great stability and neutral steering characteristics.

Competition YZ inspired “cantilever style” fork protectors wrap around the fork tubes for increased protection against dirt, mud and stone chips. These fork protectors are self-supporting to reduce friction for smoother fork operation.

Monocross rear suspension system features a fully adjustable, SOQI piggy-back style shock. The damping rod is 14mm in diameter while the actual shock body is 46mm in diameter. Rear shock adjustments include: spring preload, 12 way compression damping and 22 way rebound damping. Rear wheel travel is 265mm (10.4″). NOTE: The rear shock settings are different and unique for the X / Supermoto version.

Link-type rear suspension provides a rising rate (progressive) suspension function. The linkage design is very similar to those used on the YZ/WR competition line-up.

Large, stainless 298mm fully floating front disc brake with “wave style” rotor is squeezed by a twin piston Nissin caliper fitted with lightweight 27mm aluminum pistons. Nissin front master cylinder features a 12.7mm piston. Braking performance is excellent. Sintered metal pads are used

Stainless 230mm rear disc utilizes a lightweight “wave style” rotor. The Nissin single piston caliper with 11mm piston and an integrated Nissin rear master cylinder (fluid reservoir is integrated into the top of the master cylinder to reduce weight) delivers strong, progressive stopping power with excellent control and feel. Sintered metal pads are used

Rugged yet light aluminum DID 17″ (17 x MT3.00) front and 17″ (17 x MT4.00) rear rims provide exceptional durability and help reduce unsprung weight for optimal suspension performance. Both rims are spoke type.

Competition WR series inspired lightweight, digital meter assembly. This compact meter features: speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, and a clock plus FI system diagnostics in the basic mode. A stopwatch and adjustable tripmeter can be found in the “measurement mode”.

Rugged “slim-line” bodywork is very similar to the competition WR counterparts. This “slim line” bodywork allows fast, easy rider movements and a lighter overall machine feel.

Gripper seat cover is based on the competition YZ/WR style seat.

Stylish slim design front halogen headlight offers 60/55 watts of lighting power.

Slim design compact LED taillight is tucked out of the way to prevent damage

Premium Bridgestone radial sport tires

Slim design 7.6 liter steel fuel tank with built-in fuel pump. The return-less fuel pump maintains 250KPa of pressure to supply the F.I. system.

Low fuel warning light. The low fuel light will activate with 2.1 liters of fuel remaining.

Serrated steel footpegs

Serrated, aluminum rear brake lever.

Steel shifter with folding shift lever tip

Rugged, plastic rear caliper protector

Steel handlebars with reinforcing cross bar

Adjustable front brake lever

Dual pull – pull throttle cable design

Compact, Yuasa sealed, low-maintenance 6 amp hour battery is gel-filled type to prevent leaks in the event of a tip-over.

Lightweight chain guide / support helps reduce chance of chain derailment. Also helps protect rear sprocket damage too.

Heavy duty rubber swingarm protector

Heavy duty “O” ring chain for durability

Passenger footpegs

Locking fuel cap and steering

SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha WR250X:
MSRP* $5,999 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from January 2008

Engine
Type 250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke;4 valves
Bore x Stroke 77.0 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Carburetion Fuel injection
Ignition Direct ignition coil
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain

Chassis
Suspension/Front Inverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; fully adjustable, 10.4-in travel
Brakes/Front Hydraulic single-disc brake, 298mm
Brakes/Rear Hydraulic single-disc brake, 230mm
Tires/Front 110/70-17
Tires/Rear 140/70-17

Dimensions
Length 83.1 in
Width 31.9 in
Height 46.9 in
Seat Height 35.2 in
Wheelbase 56.1 in
Ground Clearance 10.2 in
Fuel Capacity 2.0 gal
Dry Weight 280 lb (CA 282 lb)

SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha WR250X:
Suggested Retail $7,699 CDN

Engine 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, single
Displacement 249 cc
Bore and Stroke 77 x 53.6 mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Maximum Torque 2.5kg-m (17.7 ft-lb) @8,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni 38mm throttle body F. I.
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Digital TCI / Electric start
Transmission 6-speed

Suspension (Front) Adjustable 46 mm inverted fork; 270 mm (10.6″) travel
Suspension (Rear) Fully adjustable Monocross; 265 mm (10.4″) travel
Brakes (Front) 298 mm floating disc
Brakes (Rear) 230 mm disc
Tires (Front) 110/70R17 (radial)
Tires (Rear) 140/70R17 (radial)

Length 2,110 mm (83.1″)
Width 810 mm (31.9″)
Height 1,190 mm (46.9″)
Wheelbase 1,425 mm (56.1″)
Ground Clearance 265 mm (10.4″)
Seat Height 895 mm (35.2″)
Dry Weight 127 kg (279.4 lb)
Fuel Capacity 7.6 litres (1.7 Imp. gal.)
Colour(s) Yamaha Blue

2008 Yamaha MT-01

2008 Yamaha MT-01

2008 Yamaha MT-01

2008 Yamaha MT-01

Torque Sports.

Sports Torque is a unique kind of motorcycling experience, and the MT-O1 is one of the finest examples of this new breed. Torque Sports performance opens up a new world of sports riding because it offers an alternative to high rpm rush to today’s in-line four cylinder supersport bikes. Grab a handful of throttle and discover the arm stretching torque that flows from the MT-01’s massive V-Twin powerplant.

The MT-01 is the bike that started the Torque Sports revolution.

Maximum torque is unleashed at a mere 3750 rpms. The MT-01’s soul stirring torque is guaranteed to put a smile on your face while the agile sports chassis offers its rider all the exhilaration of a supersport machine. At Yamaha we recognize that as many sport riders mature, they often seek a slightly less extreme alternative. If you are ready to take the next step in sports riding, you owe it to yourself to check out the revolutionary 2008 MT-01.

FEATURES:

High-performance, 1670cc air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 valves per cylinder, 48°, V-twin powerplant produces massive torque and strong acceleration for an emotionally charged ride.

Traditional pushrod valve actuation keeps engine height down for a lower centre of gravity for great handling and ensures more uniform heat dissipation due to absence of a cam chain case.

One-piece head cover adds rigidity around the rocker arms to provide great high rpm performance and efficient heat dissipation.

Four-valve, pent roof cylinder head design uses two spark plugs per cylinder for efficient combustion and great power delivery at all rpms.

Valve train includes short design intake and exhaust rocker arms that reduce inertia during high-rpm performance.

Twin, crankcase-mounted, high-lift cams ensure strong acceleration and horsepower. The cam profiles and timing are specially designed for the MT-01

Hydraulic valve lifters driven by twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and lower maintenance requirements.

Crankshaft and connecting rod design is unique to the MT-01. Inertia mass is reduced 18% and weight is reduced by 10% compared to the Warrior crank. The crank flywheel shapes are also different.

Large-diameter pistons feature durable and lightweight forged construction to accommodate higher-rpm performance with reduced vibration and less reciprocating mass.

Larger-bore ceramic composite-plated cylinders provide uniform heat dissipation, reduce weight, reduce friction and increase cylinder service life.

Cooling fin thickness is optimized for maximum heat dissipation, thereby eliminating the need for liquid cooling, maintaining that traditional clean, air-cooled engine appearance. Special lower mounted aluminum air duct directs air toward the cylinders for additional cooling

40mm, twin-bore, downdraft Mikuni AC40 throttle body fuel injection (FI) with throttle position sensor (TPS) ensures optimal fuel delivery, great throttle response, reduced emissions and maximum power. Choke less design means no fuss, sure starts.

12 hole Mikuni injectors provide great fuel / air atomization for maximum power output.

Specially designed air box features a solenoid controlled variable intake to provide excellent throttle response. The inlet duct is forward facing.

State-of-the-art 32 bit Electronic Control Unit (ECU) ensures precisely metered fuel delivery and optimal ignition spark control using 3D mapping for each cylinder to provide maximum performance and response at all rpms.

Dry sump lubrication system means a more compact engine design. The die cast aluminum oil reservoir is mounted low and in front/beside the engine which lowers the centre of gravity for great handling. A handy, spin-on oil filter means fast, easy oil changes.

Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission features optimized primary, secondary and gear ratios for excellent power and torque feeling. Ratios are maximized to provide great “real world” spine-tingling roll-on performance at all rpms.

Multi 10-plate wet clutch uses a new Nissin hydraulic master cylinder for easy, consistent lever pull and automatic adjustment of the free play. The fluid reservoir is integrated with the master cylinder for improved appearance. Its compact design makes it less “obtrusive” than the 2006 version. The lever has 4 positions of adjustment to suit various hand sizes.

Under seat high-performance, 2-into-1-into 2 exhaust system features a mix of stainless steel and titanium components. The dual large diameter mufflers boost torque and horsepower while producing a throaty, V-twin growl. The system also utilizes an under seat cooling fan and special heat shields to eliminate any passenger discomfort from hot exhaust components.

Three 3-way catalyizers are integrated into the exhaust system to reduce harmful emissions.

The exhaust system also utilizes a lightweight titanium EXUP exhaust power valve which improves torque character, eliminates “flat spots” and improves overall power output.

Electric starting system features solenoid-activated auto-decompressor for fast, easy starting.

Lightweight aluminum C.F. die cast downtube-type frame offers excellent handling and a clean image due to the lack of visible welds. Frame features a mix of die cast and forged tubes for strength and durability.

The engine is a fully stressed member. Solid-mounted engine centralizes rider/machine mass for quick cornering transitions.

Fully detachable C.F. die cast aluminum subframe means easier rear shock access and reduced costs in the event of a “loop-out”.

R1 inspired lightweight under truss-type, aluminum swingarm offers superb rigidity. The swingarm length is optimized to provide excellent stability, traction and handling. The pivot point of the swingarm bolts to the outside of the frame, allowing a narrower frame. The benefit is a slimmer frame, and slimmer seat which reduces overall seat height.

Fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork offers 120mm (4.7″) of wheel travel for exceptional sports handling. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match weight and road conditions to maximize handling and suspension performance. Adjustments include 5-way spring preload, 20-way compression damping and 25-way rebound damping adjustability.

Beefy, cast aluminum, top and bottom triple clamps help increase fork rigidity and reduce weight.

Link rear suspension utilizes a fully adjustable “piggyback-type” single rear shock. Adjustments include; spring preload, 12-way compression damping and 20-way rebound damping adjustability. The shock is mounted low and behind the engine to centralize mass and keep a low center of gravity for excellent handling wheel travel is 117mm (4.6″).

Dual 310mm floating front rotors are squeezed by radial mount, ultra rigid, 6-piston, monoblock calipers, similar to those used on the R1. The brake caliper pistons are aluminum for reduced weight. These brakes provide exceptional stopping power with great lever feel and feedback.

Brembo radial design front master cylinder utilizes a 16mm piston. The lever can be adjusted to suit various hand sizes.

267mm floating rear disc is squeezed by a dual-piston caliper Nissin caliper.

Unique 4-spoke lightweight mag wheels reduce weight and enhance handling qualities. Front rim size is MT 3.50×17 while the rear rim is a wide MT 6.00×17 fitted with tubeless radial tires for awesome handling.

Compact 15 liter steel fuel tank allows the use of tank bags. Low fuel light activates with 3 liters of fuel remaining.

One piece “Buckskin-type” leather seat features a flat profile for excellent rider and passenger comfort. The MT symbol is embossed in the rear of the seat.

Conventional handlebar is used. The conventional design means a comfortable riding position and allows easy, fast handlebar replacement.

Compact, multi-functional centrally mounted instrument features an analogue speedo, digital tach, dual tripmeters, a fuel reserves tripmeter, low fuel light and clock. The brightness of the background illumination and LCDs can be adjusted to suit personal preferences.

Eye catching multi reflector 55/51-watt halogen headlight provides a powerful beam of light.

LED rear tail light with stylish clear lens.

Immobilizer ignition system is designed to reduce the possibility of theft. This system must recognize the “coded ignition key” in order for the unit to start. If the immobilizer ignition does not recognize the key (or a theft’s screwdriver or other type of “jimmy tool” the bike will not start even if the ignition is turned or forced into the on position.

Lower fork leg protectors prevent dirt and stone chips from damaging sliders and seals

“O” ring chain

Low-fuel warning light

Fork lock integrated into main ignition switch for extra convenience

4-way adjustable clutch lever and adjustable front brake lever

Low maintenance sealed battery.

The MT-01 offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.

SPECIFICATIONS 2008 Yamaha MT-01:
Suggested Retail $16,099 CDN

Engine Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valve, 48 degree, V-twin w/EFI
Displacement 1670 cc
Bore and Stroke 97 x 113 mm
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Maximum Torque 15.3 kg-m (110.7 ft-lb) @ 3,750 rpm
Fuel Delivery 40 mm Mikuni throttle body F.I.
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive O-ring chain

Suspension (Front) Fully adjustable 43 mm inverted fork
Suspension (Rear) Fully adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 320 mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 267 mm disc
Tires (Front) 120/70ZR17
Tires (Rear) 190/50ZR17

Length 2,185 mm (86″)
Width 800 mm (31.5″)
Height 1,105 mm (43.5″)
Wheelbase 1,525 mm (60″)
Rake / Trail 25° / 103 mm (4.1″)
Ground Clearance 145 mm (5.7″)
Seat Height 825 mm (32.5″)
Dry Weight 243 kg (534.6 lb)
Fuel Capacity 15 litres (3.3 imp. gallons)
Colour(s) Metallic Black ($16,099)
Silver 8 ($16,299)

2008 Yamaha FJR1300AE

2008 Yamaha FJR1300AE

We put the convenience in Sport Touring

The FJR1300 has a reputation as one of the world’s great sport touring motorcycles. The “AE” designation puts and interesting spin on an incredible bike. The YCC-S system with its auto clutch and convenient hand operated electric shifting has revolutionized Sport Touring. Betcha most riders own an automatic car…. hummm.

YCC-S … four letters that have revolutionized the Sport Touring segment.

Last year the engineers at Yamaha focused their attention on improving rider comfort with revised bodywork, improved air management and a unified braking system. For 2008, the FJR auto clutch sports a new ABS System, revised windshield and changes to the transmission and auto clutch for even smoother shifting. Performance, comfort, and convenience. Sport Touring has never been so effortless.

FEATURES:

1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled in-line four engine delivers massive power and torque (145 hp @ 8500 rpm and 99.1 ft-lbs of torque @ 6000 rpm) for an unequaled spread of muscle over a wide RPM range. Red line is a low 9,000 rpm for extended engine life.

State-of-the-art engine uses advanced technology found on the legendary R1 such as a slant block design, stacked “Tri-Axis” transmission, fuel injection etc.

One-piece cylinder and upper crankcase assembly provides tremendous engine rigidity that’s lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.

Engine is a fully stressed chassis member, allowing for a lightweight frame design.

Lightweight forged pistons with carburized connecting rods provide superb strength and reduced reciprocating mass for outstanding engine response and durability.

Ceramic composite cylinder bores ensure greater heat dissipation, reduced frictional losses and extended cylinder wear life.

Specially designed four-valve per cylinder head features compact, side-driven double-overhead camshafts providing outstanding low to mid rpm torque and horsepower for effortless sport touring and effortless passing power.

Advanced electronic fuel injection (EFI) system is ideal for long-distance sport-touring. The 42mm throttle body fuel injection system with 4-hole Nippon injectors delivering crisp, seamless throttle response regardless of weather or altitude. This system also enhances fuel economy, reduces emissions and offers instant, choke-free starting.

EFI system features a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS), which monitors throttle position and, in conjunction with a variety of sensors (air intake temperature/pressure, atmospheric pressure, coolant temperature, crankshaft position and engine rpm), ensures precise injection intervals and ignition timing for optimal engine performance.

Revised throttle pulley shape for improved driveability … smoother throttle action and improved throttle feeling (throttle cables connect to the throttle pulley which is connected to the throttle bodies).

Specially designed, low-vibration crankshaft features two gear-driven secondary counterbalancers delivering a smooth ride, which enhances both rider and passenger comfort.

Compact engine design uses a stacked “Tri-Axis” transmission (transmission shafts are stacked to minimize powerplant size front to back). The stacked design reduces engine length and centralizes mass, thereby allowing the engineers the ability to place the engine in the “sweet spot” of the frame for optimized front and rear weight distribution which provides excellent handling characteristics.

Revolutionary wide ratio, 5-speed transmission with newly designed Yamaha Chip Control Shifting (YCC-S) utilizes widely spaced gear ratios to deliver relaxed long-distance sport touring performance combined with seamless acceleration … all without a have to engage or disengage a clutch.

Middle gear damper spring load is increased for improved feeling at clutch engagement and better shifting feel overall.

Revised 3rd and 4th pinion gears feature an additional engagement dog for improved shifting feeling

Yamaha Chip Controlled shifting (YCC-S) is an industry first on a sport touring machine. The most noticeable difference is the lack of a clutch lever on the FJR1300AE. The YCC-S system uses two electronically controlled actuators … one for the clutch and one for shifting. The rider has the option of shifting with via a conveniently located handlebar switch or using the conventional foot shifter. The big difference is there is no clutching involved. Shift changes are smoother than a conventional manual clutch system and the foot shifter effort has been reduced with this system. The benefit is improved rider comfort due to the elimination of clutch hand fatigue especially in stop and go traffic plus reduced foot shifter effort. NOTE: This system is not an automatic shift system … the rider still must shift the bike, but without worrying about the clutch.

Revised clutch boss shape and increased oil supply to the clutch for improved feeling at the engagement point.

Revised YCC-S hand shift lever shape. The up shift YCC-S hand shift lever has a revised shape for improved shifting feel.

Special scissors-type primary driven gear helps prevent drivetrain backlash and significantly reduces transmission noise for great rider comfort.

Optimized middle drive / driven gear ratio for improved ride comfort at lower rpms.

Clean, quiet shaft drive system is super-durable and low maintenance. This system features mechanical cam dampers in the drive pinion for quieter, smoother power delivery to the rear wheel.

4-into-1-into-2 stainless steel exhaust optimizes engine performance across the power band and utilizes four three-way catalytic converters to reduce emissions. Two are located in the junction “box” under the engine and one in each muffler. Combined with the Air Induction System (AIS), the FJR1300AE is one of the cleanest-running large-capacity motorcycle engines ever built. It easily exceeds the strict European EU-3 emission standards.

Heated oxygen sensor (O2) provides precise fuel – air ratio information to the fuel injection system to reduce emissions even further, especially at lower engine temperatures.

Curved radiator uses twin “ring-type” fans for great heat dissipation and to aid in moving the hot air out of the cowl area for optimized air management and less heat to the rider. Ring type fans “pulls” more air than a conventional type fan.

Easy-access cartridge-type spin-on oil filter makes oil changes a snap.

High capacity oil filter and large volume of engine oil (5 litres) provides extended service intervals between oil changes.

Excessive lean angle cutout switch prevents the engine from running in the event of a tip over. The switch will activate at 70 degrees.

Revised engine ECU (electronic control unit) settings for improved driveability.

New lighter YCC-S ECU (electronic control unit for the auto clutch) reduces overall unit weight.

Cast aluminum twin spar, diamond-type frame, features massive twin spars. This frame design is incredibly light and extremely rigid, the perfect combination for sharp, sportbike-like handling.

Fully detachable aluminum rear subframe helps reduce weight while permitting easier rear shock access/maintenance.

Lightweight, cast aluminum swingarm. The special swingarm design incorporates the shaft drive into its left side to reduce unsprung weight for incredible handling and suspension performance.

Key chassis geometry figures include: caster angle = 26 degrees and trail of 109mm.

Fully adjustable 48mm cartridge-style forks offer 135mm (5.4″) of wheel travel. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider weight, load and road conditions. Fork adjustments include: 5 – way spring preload, 21 – way compression damping and 17 – way rebound damping.

Adjustable link Monocross rear suspension with 125mm (4.8″) of wheel travel features a handy, two-stage (hard/soft) spring preload adjustment lever that allows the rider to easily switch between solo and two-up preload settings. Other rear shock adjustments include: 18 – way rebound damping.

Dual 320mm front discs are squeezed by Nissin 4-piston calipers with independent brake pads for each piston. Computer controlled ABS is now standard on the FJR1300AE.

All new ABS system for 2008. The ABS or Anti Lock Braking System now features a linear controlled 3 position system (Vs 2 position in the past), an ECU integrated compact hydraulic unit and a new active type wheel sensor with a new magnetic rotor. The benefit is a reduced weight and better lever feedback feeling when the system is operating. The benefit of ABS is excellent control under hard braking or braking on wet or slippery surfaces. The ABS system prevents wheel lock up.

Unified braking system with computer controlled ABS. When the front brake is applied, all 4 – LHS front caliper pistons are activated, while only the “upper” two pistons on the RHS front caliper are activated. When applying the rear brake, both rear caliper pistons are activated plus the two lower pistons on the front RHS caliper.

282mm rear disc brake with opposed piston caliper provide outstanding stopping power. The caliper is mounted on the swingarm to reduce torque action for superior suspension and handling performance. The rear brake ABS system is also computer controlled.

Revised lightweight cast-aluminum 3-spoke wheels are fitted with 120/70-ZR17 front and 180/55-ZR17 rear radial tires perfectly suited to both spirited solo riding or long-range trekking. The front and rear rims have been revised to accommodate the new ABS wheel sensors.

Adjustable handlebars offers three positions of adjustability. From the centre position, the bars can be adjusted 5.5 mm forward or 5.5 mm back towards the rider. Total adjustment range is 11 mm.

Stylish yet aerodynamic full fairing provides excellent wind and weather protection. Air flow management has been optimized to reduce the amount of heat that flows to the rider. There are vents on the outside of each headlight to allow cool air into the cockpit and fuel tank areas. There is also a fresh air vent below the instrument assembly.

Middle cowl features a 2 – position adjustable visor / vent. The adjustment range is 30mm via quick turn fasteners. The rider can adjust these vents (30 mm / 1.2″ range) to allow more or less air toward the rider’s hip and leg area.

Small item storage compartment is located in the upper left side of the fairing. Inside this compartment is a 12 volt 30 watt DC power outlet for added convenience. The lid can be opened when the ignition is turned on. Its 1 liter capacity is perfect for small items such as cell phone, wallet, garage door opener etc.

For 2008 the windshield has been revised. A new hard coating on the windshield surface helps to prevent scratching. The internal screen holder or base has been revised from a 2 piece to a 1 piece design to reduce weight. The external cover for the activation arms is changed to rubber to reduce noise. And finally, the internal mounting system for the windshield has been revised to reduce the vibration of the windshield at speed.

R1-inspired cat-eye dual 60/55-watt multi-reflector halogen headlights can be easily adjusted for two up riding. Left and right sides can be independently adjusted via conveniently located screw type knobs.

Sleek tailsection helps reduce drag and features a sturdy rear passenger grabrail that can double as a small rack.

Quick-release luggage mounts mean fast removal of the 30 litre colour matched hard saddlebags. The FJR1300AE has been designed to look great with or without the saddlebags installed. It takes mere seconds to install or remove the locking saddlebags or optional top case.

Adjustable, two-piece seat features an adjustment range of 20mm (0.8″) for the rider portion of the seat. There are two steps of adjustment via specially designed eccentric rubbers. Different foam densities for the front and rear sections, ensure plush comfort for both rider and passenger.

Ergonomically shaped, large-capacity 25-litre fuel tank offers an excellent riding range, and is constructed of steel allowing for the use of magnetic tank bags. The reserve portion is 5 liters. The under side of the tank improves air management.

Revised, easy-to-read instrumentation includes an electronic analog speedometer and tachometer, LCD digital odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel and coolant temperature gauges, plus a clock as well as a range of warning lights. Other functions include outside air temperature, a gear position indicator and fuel consumption read out. The meter cover has been revised from silver finish to a black metallic finish to reduce glare on the windscreen.

5-position adjustable front brake and clutch levers.

All new more comfortable hand grips.

The FJR features a convenient “one-key” system to operate all keyed devices on the bike including the main ignition and steering lock, saddlebags and optional top case.

Sporty, aerodynamic mirror shape. The mirrors fold for convenience.

Dual-bulb taillight assembly and integrated turn signals for a slick, integrated look.

Stylish clear front and rear turn signal lens

Small under seat area can hold a small U-lock.

Low-maintenance sealed battery

Variable heated grips keep hands warm on cool days or evenings

Glove box contains a 12V outlet for phones, GPS units, electric vests, etc.

The FJR1300AE offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.

SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha FJR1300AE:
Suggested Retail $15,699 USD

Engine
Type 1298cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 79 x 66.2mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Carburetion Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI
Transmission 5-speed; Yamaha Chip-Controlled Shift (YCC-S)
Final Drive Shaft

Chassis
Suspension/Front 48mm fork; fully adjustable, 5.4-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; adjustable preload and rebound damping, 4.8-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual 320mm disc, CBS ABS
Brakes/Rear 282mm disc, CBS ABS
Tires/Front 120/70-ZR17 radial
Tires/Rear 180/55-ZR17 radial

Dimensions
Length 88.2 in
Width 29.3 in
Height 52.4 in
Seat Height 31.5 in – 32.3 in
Wheelbase 60.6 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Rake 26°
Trail 4.3 in
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gal
Dry Weight 593 lb

Other
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha FJR1300AE:
Suggested Retail $20,999 CDN

Engine Liquid cooled, DOHC, 16 valve, in-line four w/EFI
Displacement 1298 cc
Bore and Stroke 79 x 66.2 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Maximum Torque 13.7 kg-m (99.1 ft-lb) @ 7,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni 42 mm Mikuni throttle body F.I.
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission Wide ratio, 5-speed, YCC-S (auto clutch, electric shift)
Final Drive Shaft

Suspension (Front) Fully adjustable 48mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 320 mm discs with ABS
Brakes (Rear) 282 mm disc
Tires (Front) 120/70 ZR17
Tires (Rear) 180/55 ZR17

Length 2,230 mm (87.7″)
Width 750 mm (29.5″)
Height 1,450 mm (57.1″)
Wheelbase 1,545 mm (60.8”)
Rake / Trail 26° / 109 mm (4.3″)
Ground Clearance 130 mm (5.1″)
Seat Height 805 mm (31.7”) to 825 mm (32.5″)
Dry Weight 268 kg (589.6 lbs)
Fuel Capacity 25 liters (5.5 Imp. gal.)
Colour(s) Dark Metallic Gray