Yamaha insiders confide they did, too, and for 2016 we all got our collective wish. The TR-1 High Output, a new 1,049cc triple replaces the former powerplant and, despite losing a few ccs and one cylinder, produces about 13% more horsepower than its predecessor. It’s also surprisingly light and compact. Physical dimensions — 30” long, 21” wide, and 19” in height — reflect a 40% decrease in size in comparison to the MR-1. The TR-1’s scant 160 pounds is also a 20% reduction in weight. One way Yamaha achieved this is by eliminating the reduction gear. The oil tank has also been integrated, and the ECU/air filter attached to the engine.