Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

Yamaha YZF-R1
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Insurance Costs: 10 of 10

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Current Prices: £4,650–£3,000

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Power: 150 bhp

Engine: 998 cc, 11,750 rpm red line, 175 mph top speed

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Economy: 40 mpg

Range: 150 miles from the 17.0 litre tank

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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.

Features include:

  • 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.

Did You Know?

The R1 is featured in The Fast and the Furious (2001) and 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003).

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
1998 £4,650 £3,700 £3,250 27,000
1999 £4,250 £3,400 £3,000 26,400
2000 £4,000 £3,200 £2,800 25,700
2001 £3,800 £3,050 £2,700 24,900
2002 £3,700 £3,000 £2,600 24,100
2003 £3,700 £3,000 £2,600 23,100

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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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