Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

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Yamaha YZF-R1
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Current Prices: £5,450–£4,050
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 four cylinder engine, producing 180 bhp at 12,500 rpm and maximum torque at 10,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 310 mm discs up front with Sumitomo six piston calipers
  • Rear 220 mm disc 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 Titanium under seat exhaust system
  • Slipper clutch, steering damper
  • 6 speed gearbox

The theme behind the third generation R1 is handling. Compared to the 2004-2006 model there are new brakes at the front with smaller discs and six piston calipers, an engine change from 20V to 16V, a slipper clutch has been added plus there's a new fork, frame, swingarm and improved mid-range power but weight is up 10 kg.

The 5-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/55 at the rear.

  • 2007: Black, blue/silver/grey, red/white/black, black
  • 2008: White/red/black, black, blue/white/black, yellow/black, red

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Comfortable
  • Suspension
  • Handling
  • Stability
  • Powerful
  • Brakes
  • Looks
  • Fast

Any Downsides?

  • Gets hot in slow moving traffic

Specs

Launch RRP: £9,000

Capacity: 998 cc (high)

Power: 180 bhp / 134 kW (very high)

Red Line: 13,750 rpm (very high)

Top Speed: 182 mph / 293 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: 195 kg / 430 pounds (average)

Dry Weight: 177 kg / 390 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.923 bhp/kg / 0.688 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2007
£5,050
£4,050
£3,550
17,000
2008
£5,450
£4,350
£3,800
16,100
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2007
617
474
1,091
320 / month
2008
494
346
840
210 / month

Source: DVLA