2020 Yamaha YZF-R1

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Manufacturers RRP ON THE ROAD – from £16645

R history. Your future.

Developed without compromise and constructed with the most sophisticated engine and chassis technology, the new YZF-R1 is the ultimate Yamaha supersport.

Equipped with an aggressive new M1-derived cowl, the more aerodynamic bodywork delivers ultimate performance. Next generation LED headlights and restyled LED position lights reinforce this bike’s intimidating presence – and with the new Brake Control (BC) and Engine Brake Management (EBM) systems, you’re in full control.

Each of the seven adjustable electronic rider aids can be fine-tuned in seconds via the YRC system. And with uprated suspension, a highly refined EU5 engine and premium RS11 tyres, the YZF-R1 has just raised the bar to a new level.

Yamaha Motor Company won its first race just 10 days after the company was founded. And this burning desire to go racing continues to define Yamaha to this day, and it is what enables the company to create high performance supersport bikes like the latest YZF-R1.


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Key Features

Key Features

Aerodynamic, new M1-style bodywork

Refined, high efficiency 998cc EU5 engine

Next generation LED headlights and position lights

Improved front and rear suspension performance

New 2-mode Brake Control (BC) cornering ABS

New 3-mode Engine Brake Management (EBM) system

Ride-by-wire APSG throttle

Optimised Launch Control (LCS) system

320mm front discs, new high friction pads

Latest Bridgestone Battlax RS11 tyres

Premium finish with outstanding build quality

Uprated TFT instruments with EBM and BC displays

Features in depth

Aerodynamic M1-style

The YZF-R1 looks sharper than ever with its new M1-style cowling and fully integrated fairing that give the bike a more aggressive race-developed profile. By enabling you to tuck in closer to the bike, this lightweight bodywork increases aerodynamic efficiency by over 5% for better high-speed performance.

High efficiency
cross plane engine

A key feature of the YZF-R1's 998cc engine is the crossplane crankshaft with its uneven 270° - 180° - 90° - 180° firing sequence that delivers strong, linear torque. Featuring a new high-efficiency intake system along with newly designed finger-follower rocker arms, this race-developed engine delivers refined high rpm performance and is EU5 compliant.

Improved suspension

The latest model comes with uprated 43mm Kayaba forks that utilise new laminated type damping valves. Together with revised rear shock settings this gives you a heightened feeling of being connected directly to the road surface, making the YZF-R1 feel as if it is an extension of your body.

New Brake
Control System

Technology is transforming the way we ride, and the latest YZF-R1 features no fewer than seven electronic control systems. Featuring two modes, the new Brake Control (BC) system analyses data such as lean angle and slipping acceleration and modulates hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock ups.

New Engine Brake
Management system

Control is everything when you're on the track, and the new Engine Brake Management (EBM) system allows you to adjust engine braking force. Using data from various sensors, the EBM adjusts throttle opening, ignition timing and fuel injection volume to give you a choice of three engine braking modes to suit different riding situations.

Next generation
LED headlights

The new M1-style cowling is fitted with restyled LED headlights that sharpen the menacing looks of the latest model. The aggressive new face of the YZF-R1 also features new position lights that reinforce the bike's street presence and underline its pure race-bred design.

New ride-by-wire
APSG throttle

The Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) is activated by a new high-tech twistgrip assembly that gives enhanced rider/machine interaction. Featuring a spring, slider and gear that give a natural and progressive feel, the new ride-by-wire APSG (Accelerator Position Sensor Grip) system reduces weight and gives instant throttle response.

Optimised Launch
Control system

By using data from a wide range of sensors, the YZF-R1’s Launch Control System (LCS) gives you increased control during racing starts. For even faster launches the LCS1 mode has been modified to activate at 9000 rpm with a throttle opening of 41 degrees.

New high friction
brake pads

The YZF-R1’s dual 320mm front discs with monobloc calipers are renowned for their remarkable braking feel and performance, and the latest YZF-R1 is now equipped with a new high friction pad material that delivers even more powerful stopping, allowing you to explore the full potential of this legendary supersport.

Latest Bridgestone
Battlax RS11 tyres

Whether you're accelerating aggressively, braking hard or banking over at full lean angle, you need to have total confidence in your tyres. Featuring a newly developed pattern and special compound, the Bridgestone Battlax Racing Street RS11 tyres give you the highest levels of traction combined with outstanding feel.

High quality

Developed using race-proven technology and manufactured using the most sophisticated components and lightweight materials including titanium and magnesium, the YZF-R1 is a high-quality motorcycle that commands the utmost respect and engenders a genuine pride of ownership. This is what R-World is all about.

Uprated TFT instruments
with EBM and BC

Featuring new indicators for the BC and EBM, the class-leading Thin Film Transistor LCD display is one of the most sophisticated meter panels available, with a full colour screen showing a wide range of information in an easy to absorb format. When you want to adjust any of the electronic controls simply switch to the YRC screen and select your preferences!

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