The superbike champion. With back-to-back Superbike Championships in 2011 and 2012 and packed with MotoGP technology, the YZF-R1 is the most advance Open Class sportbike on the planet. And unlike anything else. That's because it's the world's first production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft. Resulting in incredibly smooth power delivery and outrageous torque for a rush like never before. From the track to the street, the R1 truly is "the 1".