MCN may have got their hands on one for their Spring Superbike shoutout, but for the rest of us, the new Yamaha R1 remains a rare sight.
My local friendly Yamaha dealer, Skellerns of Cheltenham have a red R1 one in their showroom, so I took the liberty to investigate further with my iPhone camera in hand.
The bike is beautifully finished with some lovely details, and the red is much brighter than the photos show; the press shots look like cherry red. I was set on a blue and white one, but I actually think the red looks pretty damn good too. Some photos of the new R1 details.
They have assured me that they will give me a call when they get a demonstrator in. I’ll keep you posted.