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Yamaha YZF-R1 (2009-current)
 


   
   
YZF-R1

The YZF-R1 is more closely linked to our MotoGP winning M1 than ever before. Its innovative 998cc inline four-cylinder engine features a crossplane crankshaft with an uneven firing interval ensuring superb throttle linearity, giving a feeling that the rider's throttle hand is directly connected to the rear tyre.

The new engine feels and sounds smoother than ever, emittting an unforgettable exhaust note. Pushing out 182 PS and 115.5 Nm of torque, this MotoGP-inspired engine is the most advanced powerplant ever seen on a Yamaha supersport bike.

And for the ultimate in feel and controllability, the new R1 runs with an all-new Deltabox chassis offering an idealised rigidity balance.

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Feature Specifications
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
Displacement 998cc
Bore x Stroke 78.0 mm x 52.2 mm
Compression Ratio 12.3 : 1
Maximum Power 133.9 kW (182PS) @ 12,500 rpm (without air-induction)
Maximum Torque 115.5 Nm (11.8 kg-m) @ 10,000 rpm
Lubrication System Wet sump
Carburettor Fuel Injection
Clutch Type Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition System TCI
Starter System Electric
Transmission System Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final Transmission Chain
Chassis
Frame Aluminium Deltabox
Front Suspension System Telescopic forks, Ø 43 mm
Front Travel 120 mm
Caster Angle 24º
Trail 102 mm
Rear Suspension System Swingarm
Rear Travel 120 mm
Front Brake Dual Discs, Ø 310 mm
Rear Brake Single Disc, Ø 220 mm
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 190/55 ZR17M/C (75W)
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 206 kg
Fuel tank capacity 18.0 litres
Oil tank capacity 3.7 litres