Fast forward down the track, and to the future. Because the R1 is the first production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft - technology renowned for delivering incredibly smooth power, a soul-stirring exhaust note, the AMA Superbike crown and three straight MotoGP World Championships.
  Some rulers inherit their crowns. Others take them by force. Armed with MotoGP-inspired crossplane crankshaft technology, producing both the monstrous torque of a twin and the high-octane rush of an inline four, guess which route Ben spies and his R1 chose?
  Power. As in a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, Daytona-dominating engine. As in a super-rigid, super-handling Deltabox aluminum chassis. As in a close-ratio 6-speed transmission for seamless shifts and multiple-G-force acceleration. Go ahead, press the button. And play.
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