2000 YAMAHA R1

MCN - - Garage -

£4000

FUEL 17 litres @ 37mpg = 153miles WEIGHT 197kg (mea­sured) POWER 134bhp TORQUE 85ftlb THERIDER Matt Wildee Loves sports­bikes and is not averse to retro love­li­ness, too (see BMW Racer re­port, left) HEIGHT 6ft 2in WEIGHT 85kg matt.wildee@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com Go­ing up to Cad­well Park to in­ter­view Guy Martin for the cur­rent is­sue gave me the op­por­tu­nity to take part in the track­day that sup­ported the Time At­tack time trial that Guy was com­pet­ing in. It was a joy – there were only 20 bikes in the group and Cad­well was warm, dry, and grippy. Bump­ing up the com­pres­sion damp­ing front and rear and drop­ping the pres­sures of the Conti RaceAt­tack Comp En­durance tyres (£286) was all the bike needed to ex­cel. The high­light was ac­tu­ally the road rid­ing though – the back way from Horn­cas­tle to Bos­ton is a twisty de­light and the R1 is sta­ble and re­as­sur­ing, made all the bet­ter by those bril­liant Conti tyres. I’d se­ri­ously rec­om­mend them for fast road and track­day use.

He looks like Fred­die... only slower

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