Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

The 2015 Yamaha R1 is a dedicated sports bike and is powered by a 998cc inline four engine which puts out 197bhp. It was originally launched in 1998 with updates in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2012.

Yamaha YZF-R1

Pros / Cons

  • Very fast, agile, great handling, all the toys, excellent dash
  • Hard seat, aggressive riding position, heavy on the fuel

What Is It?

It's powered by a liquid cooled 998cc inline four engine, producing 197bhp at 13,500rpm and maximum torque at 11,500rpm. 

  • Aluminium frame, swingarm and tank
  • Dual 320mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers
  • 220mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Cornering ABS and traction control
  • Adjustable 43mm KYB fork with 120mm travel
  • Adjustable KYB shock with 120mm travel
  • Launch control, quickshifter, anti-wheelie
  • 4->2->1 exhaust system
  • TFT dash

The new R1 has arrived with a plethora of electronics to aid the rider, aimed squarely at competing better with the S1000RR.

The bike features a linked ABS system whereby the bike will apply an equal braking force on the rear wheel when the rider deploys the front brakes. When both brakes are used the system controls the balance between front and rear but when only the rear brake is used the system doesn't interfere. The 17" wheels take a Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/55 at the rear.

Accessories include an Akrapovic full system evolution Titanium exhaust system (£2,130), Akrapovic full Titanium system (£1,640), Akrapovic slip on silencer (£670), sprint screen (£115), pillion seat cover (£200) and LED indicators (£89).

  • 2015: Red/white, blue/silver, grey/black
  • 2016: Blue/silver, red/white, yellow/black 60th SE
  • 2017-2018: Black, blue

For £18,750 the limited edition R1M adds semi-active Ohlins electronic racing suspension, Carbon fairing, GPS data logger, Magnesium wheels, some light weight Magnesium bits and premium tyres. Less than 500 will be built so don't expect to see many on the used market.

2016: 60th Anniversary edition model for £15,749 featuring a yellow/black/white colour scheme with racing block graphics and an Akrapovic silencer.

2018: Up/down quickshifter with smooth and fast settings.

2019: GYTR 20-unit limited edition with red/white colour scheme, race wiring and ECU, Ohlins FGRT 219 fork, TTX36 GP shock and Akrapovic Evolution 2 Titanium exhaust system.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2015 £10,850 £8,700 £7,600 3,800
2016 £11,950 £9,550 £8,350 2,800
2017 £13,100 £10,450 £9,150 2,100
2018 £14,300 £11,450 £10,000 1,200
2019 £16,500 £13,250 £11,600 750

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Year On the road Off the road Total registered Adverts seen
2015 247 159 406 160/month
2016 239 149 388 160/month
2017 138 76 214 76/month
2018 153 0 153 160/month
2019 n/a n/a n/a 460/month

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