The All New Yamaha YZF R1
Born for the track
YZF-R1 is a lot like its track brother YZR-M1. With pure MotoGP blood, a crossplane engine, short wheelbase chassis and high-tech electronics, the YZF-R1 is ready to take your riding experience to a whole new level.Developed on the same racing DNA as its elder brother, YZF-R1 doesn’t shy away from flaunting its massive power of 200 hp, perfect weight of 200 kg and a 1405 mm wheelbase. But it’s what you can’t see that makes it all the more special.
The Inertial Measurement Unit constantly senses chassis motion in 3D, creating controllability over traction, slides, front wheel lift, braking and launches. Moreover, its updated Quick Shift System (QSS) offers clutch-free downshifting as well as upshifting.
Chance to reveal your true potential
The R1’s Lift Control System (LCS) is updated with more progressive mapping that improves forward drive when the system intervenes. The compact chassis features a magnesium rear frame, long swingarm and track developed racing ABS for outstanding handling. What’s more, the suspension and magnesium wheels are designed to race and undoubtedly make this bike a serious contender. It’s not a machine. It’s your opportunity to discover your true potential.
YZR-M1-Derived 200PS Crossplane Technology
Cutting-Edge Crossplane Engine
The 998cc inline 4-cylinder, crossplane crankshaft engine features titanium fracture-split connecting rods, which are an industry first for a production motorcycle. The titanium alloy used to manufacture the connecting rods is around 60% lighter than steel, and this reduction in weight gives the R1 engine a responsive and potent character at high rpm. This stunning engine delivers extremely high horsepower and a strong pulse of linear torque.
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.
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.
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 1405 mm wheelbase chassis and the R1’s low wet weight of just 200 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 front cowl has an unmistakable YZRM1 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.
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.
Powerful, ABS Controllable Brakes
The track developed racing ABS and Unified Braking System provide maximum braking performance. UBS inhibits unwanted rear-end motion during braking by activating the rear brake when the front brake is applied, with force distribution based on the bike’s attitude and lean angle. 4-piston radial mounted front calipers ride on big 320mm rotors for excellent stopping power.
YZR M1 Level Controllability (IMU)
Yamaha’s Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) uses six axes of measurement: a gyro sensor that measures pitch, roll, and yaw, and an accelerometer that measures acceleration in the fore-aft, up-down, and right-left directions… all at a rate of 125 calculations per second. The IMU communicates with the ECU, which activates the technologies in Yamaha Ride Control (YRC): Power Mode, Traction Control System, Slide Control System, Launch Control System and an updated Lift Control System and new Quick Shift System with rev-matching. All these systems are adjustable and can be saved within four presets in the YRC system.