Salman Khan is an avid biker and owns several high-end motorcycles. He is the brand ambassador of Suzuki and owns several bikes from the brand including the Hayabusa and the Intruder. Years ago, Salman also owned the Yamaha R1 and regularly used to be on the roads riding this bike. While the bike has not been spotted with him for several years now, it turns out that the bike is on sale and you can buy it too.
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The bike is currently located in Kolhapur, Maharashtra and the seller has mentioned that the asking price is Rs 5 lakhs. This is a 2005 model according to the post. The red coloured bike also has aftermarket Akrapovic exhaust, which makes it sounds extremely good. Salman Khan himself has been spotted riding the bike several times in the past and the bike became very popular after he was spotted riding it with Katrina Kaif.
The Yamaha YZF-R1 has always been an enthusiast’s delight. The Deltabox aluminium frame makes the bike extremely well balanced and a delight on the corners. The bike comes powered by a 998cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline-four-cylinder engine. It produces a maximum power of 180 PS and peak torque of 103.9 Nm. It gets a six-speed transmission. The engine had 20-valves and this is the last R1 to get so many of them. Also, in 2009, Yamaha launched the cross-plane crank, which sounds very different
The 2004 Yamaha R1 is special. It is the first-ever motorcycle to claim 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, which made it a beast on the road. It could accelerate extremely quickly. The engine of the 2004 Yamaha YZF-R1 was also new, the new motor was further titled forward to create more space for a new frame. Also, it came with upgraded brakes with a radial design. It was one of the biggest updates in the Yamaha YZF-R1.
The seller mentioned that the bike has done 20,000 km plus according to the odometer reading but it is still in pristine condition. Even though Salman Khan first owned this bike, it has changed a few hands and ownership after that. It is not known if the bike is with its third owner or more. The seller has mentioned that you need to pay cash for the motorcycle and any other mode of payment will not be accepted.
The pictures of the bike show that it is in a pristine condition and there no scratches on the body. It the rare deep maroon colour of the bike is in a top condition. For more information and details, please contact the seller directly by clicking here.