What are some tips for buying a Yamaha R1?


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When purchasing a Yamaha R1, first decide whether to buy a new or used motorcycle. For new bikes, there are multiple models to choose from with different trim packages and a range of prices. For a used motorcycle, note the mileage, condition and year of the bike when doing research.

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In 2016, the Yamaha R1 comes in three different models: the R1M, R1 and R1S. When buying a new motorcycle, buyers should choose a bike with features that match their skill level. Each of these models have various features and range in price from $14,000 to $21,000. An advanced rider will want to opt for the high-performance R1M with upgraded suspension and class-leading electronics package.

When considering a used R1, it is much more important to highlight aspects such as mileage, condition, year and price, which all need to come together in harmony. A 2000 R1 with high miles will be much cheaper than a 2010 with low miles, but owners will face more problems with the former. When assessing the condition of the motorcycle, find out the state of the title; motorcycles with a clean title have higher value and less potential issues than bikes with a salvage title. A used bike poses a larger risk than a new bike due to the lack of warranty and previous ownership.

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