Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

Yamaha YZF-R1
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Current Prices: £6,850–£4,450

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?

  • Power, torque, speed, handling, sound

Any Downsides?

  • Limited range, exhaust can get hot in traffic

Specs

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

Launch RRP: £10,000

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2009 £5,550 £4,450 £3,900 16,600
2010 £6,200 £4,950 £4,350 15,300
2011 £6,850 £5,500 £4,800 13,800
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2009 521 330 851 160 / month
2010 291 133 424 160 / month
2011 212 107 319 100 / month

Source: DVLA

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