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Key Features

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    Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS)

    The Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) is the most sophisticated suspension system ever used on a production Yamaha. Its advanced software enables you to corner, brake and accelerate more efficiently, and its user-friendly interface allows you to make rapid suspension setting changes to suit different tracks and surface conditions.

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    New Öhlins NPX anti-cavitation gas forks

    For enhanced surface feedback with more consistent damping performance, the latest YZF-R1M is equipped with new Öhlins NPX gas forks. A small gas chamber in the fork axle brackets exert 0.6 Mpa of internal pressure to reduce cavitation on the rebound stroke. This enables the damping system to work more effectively, giving you accurate feel with increased control.

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    New M1-inspired carbon bodywork

    The YZF-R1M comes with a radical new factory-bike look inspired by the Yamaha M1 MotoGP racer. The aggressive new front cowl and screen reduce the frontal area for increased performance, and the new integrated fairing flows seamlessly into the fuel tank sides to give a much tighter tuck-in position, giving an increase in aerodynamic efficiency of over 5%.

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    Lightweight carbon tail

    To achieve the best mass centralisation together with a low race-ready weight the YZF-R1M features carbon bodywork and front fender, as well as magnesium wheels and rear frame and a titanium lower fairing cover. The latest model is also equipped with a new carbon tail section that underlines this track bike's extremely high specification.

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    Engraved production number

    Pride of ownership comes as standard with every YZF-R1M – after all, it's the most exclusive production Yamaha ever built! To highlight this bike's special status it therefore is fitted with a specially engraved plaque showing its unique production number.

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    New Brake Control (BC) system

    On the race track you need precision control in every situation if you're going to get your lap times down. Featuring two modes, the YZF-R1M's new Brake Control (BC) system analyses data such as lean angle and slipping acceleration and instantly modulates hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock ups for a smoother and faster lap.

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    New Engine Brake Management (EBM) system

    Control is everything when you're on the race track, and the YZF-R1M's new Engine Brake Management (EBM) system allows you to select the best engine braking force for different riding conditions. 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.

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    998cc crossplane engine

    Developed using M1 MotoGP technology, the 998cc engine features a new intake system with Bosch injectors that deliver a wider spray angle for increased efficiency. Newly designed finger-follower rocker arms and new cam lobes give improved high rpm performance – and this EU5 crossplane engine also gets a modified lubrication system for increased efficiency.

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    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.

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    Optimised Launch Control (LCS) system

    By using data from a wide range of sensors, the YZF-R1M's optimised 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.

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    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 – with a 200 section rear – give you the highest levels of traction combined with outstanding feel.

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    Exclusive CCU enables wireless tuning

    The YZF-R1M's exclusive Communication Control Unit (CCU) has a data logging function that allows you to record a wide range of running data, including lap times, speed, throttle position, GPS tracking, lean angle and more. It can also be used to communicate with the Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) system when viewing, downloading or changing the running modes.

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    6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

    Equipped with an accelerometer as well as a gyro and G-force sensor that measure pitch, roll and yaw, the sophisticated 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) delivers precise running information to the ECU 125 times per second. This data enables the ECU to operate the electronic rider aids and maintain the highest levels of machine control for reduced lap times.

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    High-tech electronic control features

    Every time that you ride your YZF-R1M you can be confident that its advanced electronic control technologies are working with you all the way to achieve the highest level of control. With ERS, QSS, Lift Control, Launch Control, Slide Control, Brake Control and Engine Brake Management, you're able to choose the right set up for any given situation.

Technical Specifications

  • Engine
    Engine type
    liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valves, DOHC, 4-cylinder
    Displacement
    998cc
    Bore x stroke
    79.0 mm x 50.9 mm
    Compression ratio
    13.0 : 1
    Maximum power
    147.1 kW (200.0PS) @ 13,500 rpm
    Maximum torque
    113.3 Nm (11.6 kg-m) @ 11,500 rpm
    Lubrication system
    Wet sump
    Clutch type
    Wet, Multiple Disc
    Ignition system
    TCI
    Starter system
    Electric
    Transmission system
    Constant Mesh, 6-speed
    Final transmission
    Chain
    Fuel system
    Fuel Injection
  • Chassis
    Frame
    Diamond
    Front travel
    120 mm
    Caster angle
    24º
    Trail
    102 mm
    Front suspension system
    Telescopic forks
    Rear suspension system
    Swingarm
    Rear travel
    120 mm
    Front brake
    Hydraulic dual disc
    Rear brake
    Hydraulic single disc
    Front tyre
    120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) Tubeless
    Rear tyre
    200/55 ZR17M/C (78W) Tubeless
  • Dimensions
    Overall length
    2,055 mm
    Overall width
    690 mm
    Overall height
    1,165 mm
    Seat height
    860 mm
    Wheel base
    1,405 mm
    Minimum ground clearance
    130 mm
    Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
    202 kg
    Fuel tank capacity
    17 litres
    Oil tank capacity
    4.9 litres


Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Yamaha encourage you to ride safely and respect fellow riders and the environment. Images shown depict professional riders performing under controlled conditions. Specifications and appearance of Yamaha products as shown here are subject to change without notice and may vary according to requirements and conditions. For further details, please consult your Yamaha dealer.