Who says you need an R-series Yamaha to race? You don't. Pictured is Jimil's 1999 model with about 30k miles - no winters in CA = lots of riding! Mods include a Yoshimura carbon fiber Zyclone slip-on and a pair of frame sliders... just in case. The track pics were shot at the Thunderhill Raceway in California. The last pic is 4500 feet above Silicon Valley. Gorgous huh? Almost makes me want to leave New York and move to Cali tomorrow.