Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

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Yamaha YZF-R1
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Current Prices: £7,450–£5,000
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 182 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 six piston calipers
  • 220 mm disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
  • Combined braking system
  • Adjustable 43 mm upside down fork with 120 mm travel
  • Adjustable rear shock with 120 mm travel
  • 4->2->1->2 Titanium exhaust system
  • Slipper clutch, LED tail light
  • Speed sensitive steering damper
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Compared to the 2007-2008 model there's a new Crossplane engine design, a new dash with a gear indicator, three throttle response modes, a new chassis, improved mid-range power, new triangular mufflers, a combined braking system, lighter Magnesium rear frame / pegs and new dual headlight setup but weight is up 11 kg.

The 5-spoke 17" wheels take a Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier D210 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/55 at the rear.

  • 2009: Blue/black/white, red/white/black, black
  • 2010: Blue/white/black, white/black, red/white/black, blue/silver/black, black
  • 2011: Blue/white/black, white/black, red/black, black

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Handling
  • Torque
  • Sound
  • Power
  • Speed

Any Downsides?

  • Exhaust can get hot in traffic
  • Limited range

Specs

Launch RRP: £10,000

Capacity: 998 cc (high)

Power: 182 bhp / 136 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: 206 kg / 454 pounds (heavy)

Dry Weight: 177 kg / 390 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.883 bhp/kg / 0.659 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2009
£6,250
£5,000
£4,400
18,300
2010
£6,850
£5,450
£4,800
16,900
2011
£7,450
£5,950
£5,200
15,400
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2009
459
374
833
260 / month
2010
277
149
426
230 / month
2011
198
122
320
220 / month

Source: DVLA