Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

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Yamaha YZF-R1
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Insurance Costs: 10 of 10
Current Prices: £4,250–£3,150

What Is It?

The Yamaha YZF-R1 is a dedicated sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 998 cc inline four 20V engine, producing 149.9 bhp at 10,000 rpm and maximum torque at 8,500 rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium Deltabox II frame and swingarm
  • Dual 298 mm discs up front with four piston calipers
  • 220 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Adjustable KYB 41 mm upside down fork with 120 mm travel
  • Adjustable rear monoshock with 130 mm 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 1395 mm 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

Did You Know?

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

Updates

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 175 kg. 

2002: New 43 mm 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 152 bhp, weight decreased to 174 kg, frame painted black and an LED tail light added.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Useful under seat storage
  • Wheelie machine
  • Build quality
  • Handling
  • Looks
  • Fast

Any Downsides?

  • Budget for power commander / steering damper
  • Headlight
  • Exhaust
  • Comfort

Specs

Capacity: 998 cc (high)

Power: 150 bhp / 112 kW (high)

Red Line: 11,750 rpm (high)

Top Speed: 175 mph / 282 km/h (very high)

Economy: 40 mpg / 7.1 L/100km (average)

Range: 150 miles / 241 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 17.0 litres / 3.7 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 815 mm / 32.1 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 198 kg / 437 pounds (average)

Dry Weight: 177 kg / 390 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.758 bhp/kg / 0.565 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
1998
£4,250
£3,400
£3,000
22,600
1999
£4,100
£3,250
£2,850
22,300
2000
£3,950
£3,200
£2,800
21,900
2001
£3,900
£3,150
£2,750
21,400
2002
£3,950
£3,150
£2,750
20,800
2003
£4,050
£3,250
£2,850
20,200

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
1998
427
1,203
1,630
270 / month
1999
742
1,430
2,172
170 / month
2000
583
1,055
1,638
170 / month
2001
426
732
1,158
110 / month
2002
588
665
1,253
75 / month
2003
369
370
739
71 / month

Source: DVLA