Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

The 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 is a dedicated sports bike and is powered by a 998cc inline four engine which puts out 182bhp. It was originally launched in 1998 with updates in 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2015.

Yamaha YZF-R1

What Is It?

  • Power, torque, speed, handling, engine sound
  • Limited range, tricky in traffic, exhaust can get hot in traffic

The R1 celebrated its 10th anniversary in style with a new irregular firing interval Crossplane crank engine derived from MotoGP. Yamaha claimed the low end torque of a V-Twin and high end speed of an inline four engine. It sits in a brand new chassis and is once again a stressed member of the frame.

There is also a secondary injector in the fuel injection system, for improved mid range acceleration. The liquid cooled 998cc four cylinder achieves maximum power of 182bhp at 12,500rpm.

Features include:

  • Deltabox twin spar Aluminium frame
  • Dual 310mm discs up front with radial 6 piston calipers
  • Rear 220mm disc with single piston Nissin caliper
  • Adjustable 43mm upside down fork with 120mm travel
  • Adjustable rear shock with 120mm travel and low/high speed dampening adjustments
  • Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) with 3 modes
  • New console with gear indicator
  • 4-2-1-2 Titanium exhaust system
  • Slipper clutch
  • 6 speed gearbox
  • LED tail light

Other upgrades include new triangular mufflers, a light weight Magnesium rear frame and adjustable foot rests. There is also a new fairing with only two lights however both can switch between low and high beam.


  • 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

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2009 £6,100 £4,850 £4,250 9,500
2010 £6,750 £5,400 £4,700 8,700
2011 £7,450 £5,950 £5,200 7,800

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