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RACE SPEC

When the going gets wet, this wet bike gets going…
IMAGES: MITCH DUCRAN / PRETTY BOY

First things first, the Yamaha R1 is one of the sexiest litre bikes on the market. It’s also a little bit different when you look around your typical club paddock that tends to be rammed to rafters with Beemers and Kwackers. They’re lovely bikes, but the R1 seems that little bit more exotic. According to owner Daryl Dance, who races with MRO, it also makes for a fantastic wet bike.

Yep, you heard that right! This example right here is a number two bike raced by Darryl, which is fantastic luxury to have in your garage. He also runs an R1 as his dry bike, but the spec on that’s pretty different.

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