Yamaha R1 LE No.489/500 (2006)
Here we have a very special bike, this is the R1 LE number 489 of 500 produced, a special edition numbered bike only supplied to the US market in 2006 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary.
The 'LE' has a number of component upgrades over the standard R1. Ohlins suspension was fitted front and rear, developed for the R1 LE by the team who worked on the YZR-M1 Motot GP bike. Custom YZR-M1 style forged aluminium Marchesini wheels developed specifically for the LE. A back torque limiting slipper clutch was also fitted to aid downshifting from speed. Along with this fantastic spec is lashings of carbon fibre from fairing infills to the front guard and rear hugger. The bike also has a GYTR exhaust system which was produced in collaboration with Yamaha, this exhaust compliments the look of the bike extremely well and sounds fantastic. An Ohlins steering damper has also been fitted along with R&G crash protection.
This particular bike, number 489 of the 500 was sourced from the USA by its only UK owner in 2013 on 9,700 miles, it was brought over and registered in the UK on an age related plate and has covered less than one thousand miles since. All documentation from both sides of the pond is present in regard to registration, import taxes paid, original purchase invoices etc.
The bike looks fantastic in its' Kenny Roberts livery, it's in great condition throughout and will come freshly serviced and with a full MOT for the new owner. Please take a close look at the images, there are more on our website and see below for the walk around video.
If you have any questions or would like to arrange a viewing then please feel free to call on 07834 186 065.
**Finance available, part exchange for bikes or interesting cars possible, delivery is no problem.**