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Key Features

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 emphasize the race-ready look, while twin LED position lights give this superbike a truly unique face.

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    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 racebike heritage. The short 1,405mm wheelbase chassis and the R1's low wet weight of just 199kg give the YZF-R1 a high level of agility and responsiveness for outstanding race and track performance.

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    ABS with Unified Brake System

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

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    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.

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    Magnesium wheels, aluminium fuel tank

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

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    Quick Shift System (QSS)

    A high specification Quickshift 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.

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    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 dispay shows a wide range of data is shown in full colour, making all the information easy to understand.

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    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 sytem (LIF) as well as the banking angle sensitive rear wheel Slide Control System (SCS) and Traction Control System (TCS) for greater control.

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    High-compression cylinder head and lightweight internals

    To achieve optimal performance the engine uses a high compression 13:1 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.

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    YZR-M1-derived 200PS crossplane engine

    The YZF-R1 is powered by a 998cc crossplane 4 cylinder 4-valve engine that develops 200PS - without ram air pressurization. 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.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Engine type
    4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
    Displacement
    998cc
    Bore x stroke
    79.0 mm x 50.9 mm
    Compression ratio
    13.0 : 1
    Maximum power
    147.1kW (200.0PS) @ 13,500 rpm
    Maximum Torque
    112.4Nm (11.5kg-m) @ 11,500 rpm
    Lubrication system
    Wet sump
    Clutch Type
    Wet, Multiple Disc
    Ignition system
    TCI (digital)
    Starter system
    Electric
    Transmission system
    Constant Mesh, 6-speed
    Final transmission
    Chain
    Fuel consumption
    7.2l/100km
    CO2 emission
    167g/km
  • Chassis
    Frame
    Diamond
    Front travel
    120 mm
    Caster Angle
    24º
    Trail
    102mm
    Front suspension system
    Telescopic forks, Ø43 mm
    Rear suspension system
    Swingarm, (link suspension)
    Rear Travel
    120 mm
    Front brake
    Hydraulic dual disc, Ø320 mm
    Rear brake
    Hydraulic single disc, Ø220 mm
    Front tyre
    120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
    Rear tyre
    190/55 ZR17M/C (75W)
  • Dimensions
    Overall length
    2,055 mm
    Overall width
    690 mm
    Overall height
    1,150 mm
    Seat height
    855 mm
    Wheel base
    1,405 mm
    Minimum ground clearance
    130 mm
    Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
    200 kg
    Fuel tank capacity
    17litres
    Oil tank capacity
    3.9litres