Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

Yamaha YZF-R1
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Insurance Costs: 10 of 10
Current Prices: £4,200–£3,000

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)

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.

Did You Know?

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

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Usable power, handling, fast, looks, build quality, wheelies

Any Downsides?

  • Suspension, gets hot in traffic, budget for a power commander


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

Launch RRP: £9,400


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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2004 £3,750 £3,000 £2,650 18,900
2005 £3,900 £3,150 £2,750 18,000
2006 £4,200 £3,350 £2,950 17,100
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2004 771 643 1,414 350 / month
2005 620 484 1,104 220 / month
2006 375 310 685 290 / month

Source: DVLA

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