Rossi/Riders for Health R1 project unveiled at Long Beach

Motorcycle Hall of Famer Don Emde has commissioned a special custom Yamaha R1 to be auctioned to benifit Riders for Health. The non-profit raises funds through the sales of special projects, such as the R1 that pays homage to nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi; the Yamaha is the first project for Riders for Health.
This piece of art features RSD’s Ronin Wheels, Front brake reservoir, Triple clamp and Mirror block-off’s. Painted with “5 continents” design by Rossi’s world famous painter, Aldo Drudi in Italy. Will be auctioned off later in 2010, date TBA.





Motorcycle: 2009 Yamaha R1 (donated by Yamaha Motor Corp. USA)

Aftermarket Products Installed (all donated by the manufacturers):

  • Wheels: Roland Sands Designs Ronin
  • Tires: Bridgestone BT-003
  • Brake pads: EBC Double H
  • Brake rotors: EBC
  • Brake lines: Goodridge
  • Front brake reservoir: Roland Sands Designs Combat
  • Front suspension: Ohlins FGRT808
  • Rear suspension: Ohlins TTX
  • Seat: Saddlemen base (top pad custom made by Saddlemen)
  • Triple Clamp: Roland Sands Designs Assault
  • Clip-ons: Vortex
  • Clutch lever and mount and lever: Vortex
  • Front brake lever and mount: Vortex
  • Fuel cap and base: Vortex
  • Exhaust: Akrapovic Evolution
  • Air filter: K&N
  • EFI controller: Dynojet Power Commander V
  • Mirror block offs: Roland Sands Designs (prototype for R1)
  • Rear sets: Vortex
  • Gel Grips: Yamaha GYTR
  • Heel Guard trim, Yamaha GYTR
  • Rear Sprocket: Vortex, 47T black
  • Countershaft sprocket: Vortex, 17T
  • Rear chain: EK, 120 L black with gold pins
  • Carbon Fiber tank trim: Yamaha GYTR
  • Carbon Fiber chain guard: Yamaha GYTR
  • Race stand spools: Yamaha GYTR
  • Race stand, rear: Yamaha GYTR




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