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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #1 And #32 Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbikes

Finishing first and second in the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, these two Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycles are quite a pair. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

It takes a discerning eye to notice the differences between the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R1 and the 2020 model, but the 2020 Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike was a quantum leap forward in performance, which Cameron Beaubier and Jake Gagne exploited to the fullest. With team owner Richard Stanboli and his crew working in concert with both Yamaha U.S. and Yamaha Europe, as well as with the team’s technical partners whose names appear below, Beaubier captured his fifth MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, while Gagne was runner-up. That’s a 1-2 finish to the 2020 season, and you can’t do any better than that.

Riders: #1 Cameron Beaubier and #32 Jake Gagne

Engine: 998cc, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, 4 cylinder, DOHC, 16 valves, crossplane crankshaft

Electronics: Marelli MLE 240

Transmission: Six-speed constant mesh

Clutch: Suter

Exhaust: Akrapovic titanium 4-1 full system

Fuel: VP Racing

Lubrication: Yamalube

Spark Plugs: NGK

Sprockets: Sunstar

Final Drive: D.I.D Chain

Swingarm: Attack Performance billet

Front Suspension: Öhlins RVP2530 SBK twin forks

Rear Suspension: Öhlins RSP40 SBK single shock

Front Brakes: Braking rotors/Brembo calipers/Brembo pads

Rear Brakes: Braking rotor/Brembo caliper/Brembo pads

Brake Lines: Goodridge

Rearsets, Foot Controls, Rear Stand Hooks, Swingarm Pivot, Triple Clamps, Handlebars, Steering Angle Kit, Lever Guard: Attack Performance billet

Wheels: OZ Motorbike Racing

Tires: Dunlop

Bodywork: Plastic Bike carbon fiber

Paint: ColorZone

Windscreen: Zero Gravity