Upside-down front fork with larger, radial type brakes; engine improvement.
R46 Special colouring version.
Completely new machine, more race oriented and with new, ultra-sharp and sexy bodywork.
The bike features the 'fly by wire' YCC-T throttle control system taken directly from Yamaha's motoGP experience. Yamaha engineers have now fitted a slipper clutch as standard equipment.
The engine puts out an astonishing 127 horsepower. With its ultra-short stroke and titanium valves it can easily rev up to 16.500 rpm!
The muffler is moved under the engine for further mass concentration, front and rear suspension get both high and low speed damping adjustment.