When you have a machine built to perfection, there is little else to do than changing paint job. After the addition of a new traction control system to the design last year, engineers made only one alternation to the 2013 Yamaha YFZ-R1 super bike – the color options. Available now in Matte Gray, Rapid Red and Raven, as well as the familiar Team Yamaha Blue and White, the Yamaha YFZ-R1 for model year 2013 is identical to the 2012 edition in every way. Still powered by the 998cc, liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine, the transmission is also the same 6-speed multi-plate slipper clutch, even the seat is the same. Then again you know how the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The 2013 Yamaha YFZ-R1 retails for $14,290 to $14,490 and will be available at showrooms this month.