Yamaha YZF-R1

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RRP ON THE ROAD – from £16,642

We R1

Packed with YZR-M1 MotoGP technology, a crossplane engine, short wheelbase chassis and high-tech electronics, the YZF-R1 is ready to connect to your body and take your riding to a new level.

Developed using YZR-M1 MotoGP technology, this bike was born for the track. 200 hp, 199 kg and a 1405 mm wheelbase give an insight into its capabilities. But it’s what you can’t see that makes it so special.

The Inertial Measurement Unit constantly senses chassis motion in 3D, creating controllability over traction, slides, front wheel lift, braking and launches. And its updated Quickshift System (QSS) offers clutchless downshifting as well as upshifting.

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Features

YZR-M1-derived 200PS
cross plane engine

The YZF-R1 is powered by a 998 cc, crossplane, 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine that develops 200 hp - without ram air pressurisation. Derived from our winning YZR-M1 MotoGP bike, its crossplane crankshaft gives an uneven 270° - 180° - 90° - 180° firing sequence for high levels of linear torque.

High-compression cylinder head
and lightweight internals

To achieve optimal performance the engine uses a high compression 01:01 PM cylinder head featuring a pent roof combustion chamber with large diameter intake and exhaust valves. And for instant response with high power and strong linear torque, the YZF-R1 is equipped with titanium con rods and forged aluminium pistons.

High volume
air intake

For optimal intake efficiency a YZR-M1 type central air inlet feeds a large capacity 10.5 litre airbox. Fresh air is force fed into the electronically activated Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) funnels that adjust their length to match engine rpm for optimum power characteristics, to give high levels of useable performance.

Lightweight titanium exhaust
and midship muffler

For peak power and strong linear torque, the crossplane engine is equipped with a lightweight 4-2-1 exhaust system. A servomotor-controlled exhaust valve adjusts gas flow for enhanced response and stronger engine output, while the compact mid ship muffler contributes towards mass centralization and emits a unique growl.

Compact Deltabox
chassis

The aluminium Deltabox frame features a long upward-truss type swingarm and magnesium rear frame, underlining the R1's strong YZR-M1 race bike heritage. The short 1405 mm wheelbase chassis and the R1's low wet weight of just 199 kg give the YZF-R1 a high level of agility and responsiveness for outstanding race and track performance.

YZR-M1 inspired
cowling

With its central forced air intake, high screen and low headlight position, the YZF-R1's aerodynamic front cowl has an unmistakable YZR-M1 race bike silhouette. Compact LED headlights on either side of the air intake emphasise the race-ready look, while twin LED running lights give this superbike a truly unique face.

Track-developed
suspension

The 43mm fully adjustable KYB forks use a large diameter 25mm front axle for a planted feel - while the carefully balanced relationship between the pivot axis, drive sprocket axis and swingarm length give stable, precise and efficient handling performance during acceleration, braking and cornering.

ABS with Unified
Brake System

The YZF-R1's dual 320 mm front discs and monoblock calipers - as well as the 220 mm rear disc - are equipped with a sophisticated banking sensitive ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as well as Yamaha's Unified Brake System that enables the rider to achieve high levels of controllability in different circuit or road situations.

Improved quick shift
system (QSS)

A new higher specification Quick Shift System (QSS) offers clutchless upshifting and downshifting. By giving seamless full throttle upshifts and quicker downshifts, the QSS helps to maintain chassis stability for higher levels of controllability – and also reduces the physical and mental input required by the rider.

Magnesium wheels,
aluminium fuel tank

The YZF-R1's 17-inch wheels are manufactured from magnesium in order to minimise unsprung weight for responsive suspension performance – and the beautifully crafted 17-litre fuel tank is made from aluminium.

6-axis Inertial Measurement
Unit (IMU)

The highly sophisticated 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) is equipped with Gyro/G sensors that monitor 3D motion data which is sent to the ECU – and this activates the lift control system (LIF) as well as the banking angle sensitive rear wheel Slide Control System (SCS) and Traction Control System (TCS) for greater control.

Thin Film Transistor (TFT)
LCD instrument panel

The YZF-R1's instrument panel is one of the most sophisticated units fitted to any motorcycle and features a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD panel. The multi-function display shows a wide range of data is shown in full colour, making all the information easy to understand.

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Technical Specifications

Dimensions and Weights
Engine Specifications
Chassis Specification

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