This bike is one of the most rideable and enjoyable superbikes you’ll come across. Yamaha struck an impossible balance between immense power and rider friendliness. It’s been said riding the R1 is like being rocket launched while chilling on a La-Z-Boy. It’s smooth all-around, from the power delivery to the perfectly dialed-in suspension. Oh and the sounds… The bike sounds more like a V-Twin than an inline four. It’s like no other liter bike out there.