Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale
Insurance Costs: 10 of 10
Current Prices: £4,650–£3,000
Power: 150 bhp
Engine: 998 cc, 11,750 rpm red line, 175 mph top speed
Economy: 40 mpg
Range: 150 miles from the 17.0 litre tank
Seat Height: 815 mm
Weight: 198 kg (wet), 177 kg (dry)
What Is It?
The Yamaha YZF-R1 is a dedicated sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 998cc inline four 20V engine, producing 149.9bhp at 10,000rpm and maximum torque at 8,500rpm.
- Aluminium Deltabox II frame and swingarm
- Dual 298mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers
- 220mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
- Adjustable KYB 41mm upside down fork with 120mm travel
- Adjustable rear monoshock with 130mm travel
- 4->1 EXUP exhaust system with Carbon muffler
- 6 speed gearbox
To compete with the Fireblade the R1 team set out to create the lowest weight, highest power and most compact bike they could. The result, although technology-wise pretty similar to the FZR1000, was the Genesis powered R1. The 3-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/50 at the rear.
Designing the cylinder and crank case as one proved to be stronger than traditional bolted together designs and the entire engine became a stressed member of the frame.
To achieve the maximum compactness they designed the crankshaft, drive shaft and main shaft in a triangular layout, making the engine shorter and contributing to the short 1395mm wheelbase. This combined with the long swingarm set the standard for stability and traction in the class.
- 1998: Blue, white/red
- 1999: Blue, red/black/white, yellow/blue/black, white/red
- 2000: Blue, yellow, red/white/black, blue/silver
- 2001: Blue/white/black, red/black/white
- 2002: Blue/white, silver/black, red/white/black
- 2003: Blue/black, black/silver, black/red/white
2000: Reduced engine friction, revised carburettor settings, improved gearbox, upgraded suspension and general weight saving measures such as a Titanium silencer. Dry weight down to 175kg.
2002: New 43mm fork, rear suspension and 30% more rigid hydro-formed frame. Fuel injection added to meet emission standards and a new Titanium 4->2->1 exhaust. Powered increased to 152bhp, weight decreased to 174kg, frame painted black and an LED tail light added.
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Popularity / How Many Left
|Year||On The Road||Off The Road||Total||For Sale|
|1998||427||1,203||1,630||540 / month|
|1999||742||1,430||2,172||260 / month|
|2000||583||1,055||1,638||200 / month|
|2001||426||732||1,158||110 / month|
|2002||588||665||1,253||130 / month|
|2003||369||370||739||260 / month|
Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA
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