This is my 1998 Yamaha YZF-R1. I was one of the first folks in my area to get one of these screamers, I honestly think the Blue 98 R1's, are the most beautiful Sport Bike ever made. This bike even after all these years still scares me when I ride it, maybe that's why it's still in one piece and I am still alive.
I had a chance to trade my R1 for a Hayabusa a couple of years back, looking back I wish I had done so. I love the R1 but at darn near 60 years old it's getting hard to ride for any distance, the Hayabusa would more then satisfy my need for speed and be a lot more comfortable to ride. I had a ZX-11D and still miss that bike, someday I'll get me a hayabusa.
on Dec 03
the 98 r1 is a nice bike i love it. i wanted to buy one when they first came out but i couldnt afford one. i have two drz 400s 01 model that needs top end i think. the other drz has knobbies i saw the kick start install nice job. i plan on doing this someday. i also own an 04 r6, 01 hayabusa,05 rm450z,89 yz 250, 01kx250,05kx65,04v-star my son owns an 07 gsxr1000,my daughter owns a350 raptor my family loves to ride. i have a honda 50 and a suzuki 50 for my grandsons.would post picts if i knew how. i almost purchased a used 98 ri in colorado but it had a bad miss. the bike was clean.