2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 World GP 50th Anniversary Edition, YZF-R1 523 of 2000 MOTOGP TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN ACTUALLY OWN YZF-R1 is unlike anything before. Benefitting from even more MotoGP technology for 2012 with new seven-level traction control and the World GP 50th Anniversary livery option. The World GP livery includes a 50th Anniversary emblem on top of the fuel tank and a special numbered plate showing the production number of only 2,000 units that will be produced worldwide. From the track to the street, it truly is "the 1". Additional Features The instrumentation includes everything a rider wants to know, including gear position. Chassis / Suspension The frame has a combination of uncompromising rigidity where needed along with carefully achieved flex for the precise rigidity balance this bike needs to give the rider the full benefit of its handling and engine characteristics. It is a sophisticated combination of Controlled-Fill die-cast, stamping, and gravity casting the exact technology needed for each portion of this advanced frame. Front forks take a page from the championship-winning design of our MotoGP® weapon, the M1. Since both forks always move together, compression damping duties can be confined to the left fork, while rebound damping is precisely handled by the right fork, reducing oil cavitation. The rear shock features both high and low speed compression damping plus an easy-to-use screw hydraulic adjustment for preload. This unit also adopts a pillow-ball-type joint for exceptional shock absorption, road hold feeling, and damper response. To achieve maximum performance, a bottom linkage is used to work with the rest of the chassis refinements for brilliant, crisp handling characteristics. Factory racers get machines tailored to their preferences. Welcome to the club. R1 has adjustable footrests, with a 15 mm height and 3 mm front-to-rear adjustment.