R1 Gets Traction Control: 50th Anniversary of YAMAHA

Yamaha’s R1 will gain a six-mode MotoGP-developed Traction Control System (TCS) for the 2012 model year, along with a new ECU (Engine Control Unit) with new mapping. It’s the only real change to the R1 for next year though, and Yamaha’s premier sports bike will again be the heaviest of the liter bikes. Other changes to the uprated YZF-R1 amount to cosmetic changes, (including the option of a 50th anniversary paint job), a slightly reshaped…

"R1 Gets Traction Control: 50th Anniversary of YAMAHA"