Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

The 2004 Yamaha YZF-R1 is a dedicated sports bike and is powered by a 998cc inline four engine which puts out 172bhp. It was originally launched in 1998 with updates in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2020.

Yamaha YZF-R1

Pros / Cons

  • Usable power, handling, fast, looks, build quality, wheelies
  • Suspension, gets hot in traffic, budget for a power commander

What Is It?

It's powered by a liquid cooled 998cc inline four cylinder engine, producing 172bhp at 12,500rpm and maximum torque at 10,500rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 320mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers
  • 220mm disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
  • Adjustable 43mm KYB upside down fork with 120mm travel
  • Adjustable rear shock with 130mm 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 20mm higher seat and 5kg 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 175bhp with shorter intake valves.

Limited edition black/gold SP model with Ohlins suspension, slipper clutch and 400g 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.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2004 £3,700 £3,000 £2,600 13,400
2005 £4,000 £3,200 £2,800 12,800
2006 £4,300 £3,450 £3,050 12,200

Popularity / How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2004 771 643 1414 260 / month
2005 620 484 1104 260 / month
2006 375 310 685 180 / 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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