Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

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Yamaha YZF-R1
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Current Prices: £4,700–£3,350
Insurance Costs: 10 of 10

What Is It?

The Yamaha YZF-R1 is a dedicated sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 998 cc inline four cylinder engine, producing 172 bhp at 12,500 rpm and maximum torque at 10,500 rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 320 mm discs up front with four piston calipers
  • 220 mm disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
  • Adjustable 43 mm KYB upside down fork with 120 mm travel
  • Adjustable rear shock with 130 mm travel
  • 4->2 exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox, LED tail light

Compared to the 1998-2003 model there's a slimmer tank, slimmer but more rigid frame, re-designed bodywork, a steering damper, dual underseat Titanium mufflers, a 1:1 power to dry weight ratio, 20 bhp more power, new ram air system which adds 8 bhp, new wheel design, larger front discs, 1 litre more fuel capacity, a 20 mm higher seat and 5 kg shaved off the weight.

The 5-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/50 at the rear.

  • 2004: Blue/silver/black, red/black, white/grey/black
  • 2005: Black/grey, blue/white, black/red
  • 2006: Blue/black/silver, black, yellow/white/black, red/yellow (50th), black/gunsmoke with gold accent (SP)
Did You Know?

The 2005 Black Eyed Peas music video My Humps features an R1.

Updates

2006: Tweaked longer swingarm shifts weight forward, new wheel design, outer fork tubes are now gold coloured and power increased slightly to 175 bhp with shorter intake valves.

Limited edition black/gold SP model with Ohlins suspension, slipper clutch and 400 gram lighter Marchesini forged Aluminium wheels. Only 500 will be produced for Europe.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Build quality
  • Usable power
  • Handling
  • Wheelies
  • Looks
  • Fast

Any Downsides?

  • Budget for a power commander
  • Gets hot in traffic
  • Suspension

Specs

Launch RRP: £9,400

Capacity: 998 cc (high)

Power: 172 bhp / 128 kW (very high)

Red Line: 13,750 rpm (very high)

Top Speed: 189 mph / 304 km/h (very high)

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

Range: 160 miles / 257 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 18.0 litres / 4.0 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 835 mm / 32.9 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 185 kg / 408 pounds (average)

Dry Weight: 172 kg / 379 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.930 bhp/kg / 0.693 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2004
£4,200
£3,350
£2,950
19,300
2005
£4,400
£3,550
£3,100
18,700
2006
£4,700
£3,750
£3,300
17,900
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2004
771
643
1,414
120 / month
2005
620
484
1,104
100 / month
2006
375
310
685
160 / month

Source: DVLA