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Update: The 2009 Yamaha R1 has been unveiled. Images and info are here.
During an interview with the Eurosport TV station, former 500GP star Randy Mamola said, "I know a little bit about the next R1 and I think it's going to be something pretty special. I know the factory is working on making the bike tiny, around the size of the R6 or something similar. Plus they have a lot of information coming to them from Valentino Rossi and the FIAT team right now which I think they would like to use." We expect the 2009 Yamaha R1 to attempt to regain performance superiority in the liter class, focusing on making it as small and light as possible is a good a start as any. The 2008 R6 weighs just 366lbs dry.

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