2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 LE Owners Club
2006 YZF-R1 LE Key Features: The R1 LE is a special, limited-edition version of our awe-inspiring liter-bike—packed with premium components in addition to the standard tremendous firepower of the R1. Öhlins suspension units front and rear, custom-developed for the R1 LE by the same people who work on the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike, provide the ultimate ride and handling. Custom, YZR-M1-style forged aluminum Marchesini wheels designed specifically for the LE add style while removing nearly a pound of unsprung weight. Back torque-limiting slipper clutch greatly aids downshifting from speed, helping the rider exploit all the R1 LE’s tremendous braking power. New intake port modifications increase output by three horses, to 183 at 12,500 rpm. New for 2006: Special 50th Anniversary Yellow/Black paint with a numbered serial plate and gold Marchesini wheels; only 500 of these machines will be produced. GP tech trickles down: Revised rigidity of the main frame between the engine mounts and steering head, a new, more rigid lower triple clamp and a 20mm longer swingarm produce the best-handling R1 ever. Öhlins 43mm front fork and rear shock, fully adjustable, with hydraulic preload adjuster at the rear, provide ultimate handling on the track and the street. Slipper clutch for smooth downshifts; revised clutch boss for increased oil flow. Shorter valve guides increase intake flow and reduce friction, for more power. Adjustable rear-shock linkage allows 10mm of ride height adjustability; the longer swingarm accepts a greater range of rear tire sizes. Integrated lap timer switch on the right handlebar for track days. Gold drive chain, gold M1-style tuning fork fuel tank badge, define this special R1 as a production racer. Engine: Short-stroke 998cc, DOHC, 20-valve, liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder engine now produces 183 horsepower (with Ram-Air) at an amazing 12,500 rpm. Dual-valve fuel injection system uses motor-driven secondary throttle valves and 32-bit ECU for super-responsive, instantaneous power delivery. Two-piece ergonomically designed fuel tank carries fuel in the rear section, for good centralization of mass, while the front half contains a Ram-Air-fed airbox for increased power. Lay-down design cylinder head – 40° forward – optimizes weight distribution, straightens intake tracts for improved cylinder filling, and allows frame to pass over instead of around the engine for great strength and a narrow chassis. Closed-deck cylinder block provides great strength while allowing a narrow engine in spite of big, 77mm bores. Narrow-angle five-valve combustion chambers produce a highly efficient 12.4:1 compression ratio. Big valves and high-lift cams flow plenty of air. Carburized connecting rods with fractured big ends produce a quick-revving engine with excellent high-rpm durability. High silicon-content ceramic-composite cylinder sleeves ensure great heat dissipation for consistent power delivery and reduced friction. Titanium underseat exhaust system (except for stainless steel midpipe with catalyst) contains a titanium EXUP valve for a broad, seamless powerband. High-efficiency curved radiator and an aluminum liquid cooled oil cooler maintain stable operating temperature. Direct ignition coils, dual-electrode spark plugs and highoutput magneto deliver extremely accurate, reliable firing. AC generator behind cylinder block produces a narrow engine with excellent cornering clearance. Chassis/Suspension: Overall frame width of only 15.6 inches produces comfortable ergonomics as well as efficient aerodynamic penetration. Controlled Fill die cast, truss-type swingarm is very strong and long, for optimal traction and feedback. Controlled Fill die cast, detachable aluminum subframe is light, strong and allows easy rear shock access. Dual 320mm front disc brakes; light/strong, forged one-piece radial-mount calipers and Brembo radial-pump front master cylinder with adjustable lever delivers amazing braking power and controllability. Fully adjustable Öhlins inverted telescopic front fork settings were carefully developed by MotoGP Championship-winning technicians to provide track-tuned handling. Fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock was also developed by MotoGP technicians, and includes a super-convenient hydraulic preload adjuster. Additional Features: Two multi-reflector and two projector beam headlights provide great illumination and distinctive style. Adjustable LCD illumination and multi-function digital gauges: adjustable shift light, odometer, dual tripmeters, water temperature, air temperature, full-time clock, lap timer and large 15,000 rpm analog tachometer. Aggressive bodywork with twin Ram-Air intakes for increased engine performance. LED taillight is light, bright and highly efficient. Sticky 120/70-ZR17 and 190/50-ZR17 Pirelli tires for incredible grip and precise handling. Forged footpegs are extra durable and light. Extensive use of hollow bolts and lightweight fasteners helps trim overall weight. 8.2 AH battery is compact and light. Durable #530 O-ring–sealed drive chain. Standard toolkit located in convenient storage compartment under passenger seat.