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Location: Laguna Niguel, California Mileage: 0/1 Price: Auction- $18,500 BIN
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
1 of Only 500 for
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,
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
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.
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.
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
Rare Yamaha Limited tool kit included.
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!