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New ’06 Yamaha YZF-R1 LE 50th Anniversary (#380/500)

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Location: Laguna Niguel, California   Mileage: 0/1   Price: Auction- $18,500 BIN

06 R1 LE

06 R1 LE

The custom Kenny Roberts paint that Yamaha released on this fine R1 and the R6 are killer paint jobs. I love them. There’s a guy who runs all over my town on one constantly and I always love the way the bike looks. What we have here though is something a little more special than just paint. Yamaha built 500 Limited Edition R1’s in ’06 and this is number 380. And these bikes came with an Ohlins suspension, Marchesini rims and a slipper clutch, to name some upgrades, making it extra special.

Here’s the seller’s description-

You are bidding on a VERY RARE

    2006 Yamaha YZF LE R1

     Limited Edition

1 of Only 500 for

  WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION. 

 This one is number 380.

This bike should not be confused with the look alike bikes offered at your Yamaha dealer.

     This bike is one of the 500 genuine motorcycles.

                   These are the 50th Anniversary Edition for Yamaha bikes.

They made only 500 numbered bikes for the WORLD with less than 1/2 in the USA, Very Rare.

Yamaha also makes a look alike bike with the yellow and black paint but NOT the factory racing parts listed below,

 and NOT numbered–this is NOT the look alike bike.

 

THIS IS THE REAL NUMBERED ORIGINAL BIKE

 

 Some FACTORY STANDARD UPGRADES include:

     True Ohlins Suspension units Front & Rear, custom developed by the same people who work on

     Yamaha’s MotoGP Racing mo6torcycle (World Champion Valentino Rossi’s, with 8 Grand Prix

     Championships to his name) to provide you with the ULTIMATE in handling.

     Low weight Marchesini forged alloy wheels that are nearly 1 pound lighter than a regular R1.

                                   A 5 valve per cylinder,

                                         12,500 RPM,

                                        183 Horsepower,

                                 Dual Overhead Highlift Cams,

                                 Revised intake with Ram-Air,

                                  Dual Valve Fuel Injection,

                       32-bit ECU (for instantaneous power delivery),

                                  998cc (1 Liter) 4 cylinder

                                     Lightweight Engine.

6 Speed transmission with Slipper clutch, for smoother, safer and faster downshifts,

 20mm longer swingarm, more rigid lower triple clamp, and more rigid frame makes this the BEST handling R1 ever.

                                       Gold drive chain.

                                          Lap timer.

                       Radial mount calipers and BREMBO radial pump

                       Front master cylinder with adjustable lever.

                        Amazing braking power and controlability.

                            Sticky and wide Pirelli tires.

  These are most of the differences between a regular R1 and this Real, numbered, limited edition (LE) R1.

THIS IS A NEW MOTORCYCLE WITH 0.1 MILES.

                                    0.1 Miles,

                                    ZERO MILES.

                                   NEVER RIDDEN

    This motorcycle has been parked with a cover in a heated classic car garage with two other

    motocycles and two classic cars.

               THIS MOTORCYCLE IS PERFECT

 This motorcycle has 0 miles and has never been ridden

  The pearl flake paint glitters widly in the sun that you just have to see in real life to believe.

              All original paperwork, brochures

                                 and

              Rare Yamaha Limited tool kit included.

And pics-

So these are limited run bikes, have a cool set of upgrades, and this one has 0/1 miles. So what’s not to like? Clearly this would be a great collector piece and breaking it out to put mileage on it now might seem like a bad idea to some. But it was also built to be ridden, so if that’s what you choose to do, hat’s off to you. How you enjoy this beauty would be entirely up to you.

if you’ve been looking for one, here’s your chance. To make your move, check the auction!

-RN

3 Comments

  • I rode the new R1 and the GSXR100 and zx10R at bike week, the R1 is garbage, Yamaha should stop making bikes! The gsxr and zx10R were just amazing! I would not buy this bike for $500!

  • Older Suzuki’s are decent, I really enjoy my Yamaha’s, Kawasaki’s are limp dick jokes of bikes. Honda seems to slide under the radar but their bikes seem quite good.

    I like the color on this bike. Personally wouldn’t ride an R1 or R6 though. Maybe an FZ6 or FZ1.

    Had a mid 90’s Ninja, ZX9 or something. Biggest joke of a bike. Big, heavy, fat, ugly, uncomfortable POS. Pile of garbage. I was very tempted to remove the “Ninja” scrawled on it and paint “Sumo Wrestler” on it. But I sold it within a month of buying it so I didn’t get a chance to. After that I never considered a Kawasaki, and never really consider Suzuki because everyone in my area that drives a Suzuki is a douche-bag, or at least drives as such, so if you have one here you get a bad rap just by association.

  • The price of this one is way out of line unless you have money to burn. I’ve seen this particular one for sale off and on for quite a while in the $18,000.00 range and have seen other low mile examples sell for between $9,000.00-$10,000.00. during that time. I owned one of these a couple of years ago and paid $9,000.00 with 1100 miles and enjoyed it on the track as well as the street. I liked it so much, I might just buy another one as it’s a lot of bike for the money. Sorry to hear Jimbo thinks Yamaha’s are garbage but while he was test riding the competition around the orange cones in the parking lot at speed week, Yamaha won the race and held two out of three podium spots. I guess that makes Hayes, Herren and Pegram garbage collectors ?

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