The R1 has always been famous for scalpel-sharp handling, and for 2002 this wicked carver gets an even keener blade, thanks to an all-new Deltabox III frame. Constructed of aluminum and bathed in a Superbike-inspired black finish. So maybe its anodized
I'm nearly positive the frame isn't anodized, when you anodize with color you actually use a dye, and its not as strong so usually they clear powder coat over the anodization - it doesn't make sense for yammie to do that.
Actually, though, I don't think it's powder coated either - I think the frame is parkerized - its a finish very similar to powdercoating, but stronger - usually you see it on guns- it's very thick and usually not a perfect black, but more of a very dark grey. If it is parkerized, I can tell you i think it's better than powder coating, the finish is virtually invincible.
ha, ha, ha to juttsR1. you could not have been more wrong.:iamwithst I just got off the phone with yami's coating and painting dept. and apparently the frame is PAINTED, yes painted, in high temp matte black. We were all wrong. If you don't believe me call 1-800-736-7980
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