In a world of $50,000 supercharged track-only Kawasakis and a MotoGP replica from Honda that costs $184,000 (and makes 101 hp!), the Yamaha YZF-R1M just keeps looking better and better. Stellar power, amazing electronics, and an unflappable chassis—all based directly on the company’s MotoGP M1 racer. And you don’t need to be an investment banker to afford one. We chose the M for its sublime Öhlins electronic suspension and carbon-fiber fairing, but if you save yourself a few bucks and buy the base model—you won’t be disappointed. This is the art and science of MotoGP brought to the people.