Yamaha YZF-R1-SP

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

Not specif­i­cally built for WSB, it was con­ceived to as­sist rac­ers in the then-new Su­per­stock class and as such came with an as­sort­ment of race-in­spired good­ies in­clud­ing slip­per clutch, Öh­lins sus­pen­sion and forged alu­minum March­esini wheels.

Un­for­tu­nately, with a list price of £14k (£5200 more than the stocker) the SP didn’t sell well and, with the all­new, 2007, four-valve R1 on the hori­zon, some re­mained un­sold for a long time.

To­day, how­ever, its stock is ris­ing – even if it’ll never quite be an R7…

Matt blue paint looks ace with the gold wheels

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