Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

Yamaha YZF-R1
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Insurance Costs: 10 of 10
Current Prices: £5,000–£3,650

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?

  • Fast, powerful, comfortable, suspension, brakes, handling, stability, looks

Any Downsides?

  • Gets hot in slow moving traffic


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

Launch RRP: £9,000


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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2007 £4,550 £3,650 £3,200 16,100
2008 £5,000 £4,000 £3,500 15,000
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2007 617 474 1,091 350 / month
2008 494 346 840 400 / month

Source: DVLA

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