Yamaha YZF-R1 Motorbikes For Sale

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Yamaha YZF-R1
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Current Prices: £9,600–£6,400
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
  • Rear 220 mm disc 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
  • Three ride modes
  • Slipper clutch, LED tail light
  • Speed sensitive steering damper
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Compared to the 2009-2011 model there's now a 6-level traction control system, a small tweak to the nose to make it look meaner, LED position lights, improved low to mid range fuelling and minor tweaks to the muffler end caps, heat shields and pegs.

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

  • 2012: White/black/gold, blue/white/black, grey/black, white/red/black (50th)
  • 2013: White/black, blue/black/silver, blue/black, grey/black, red/black
  • 2014: White/black/red, black/blue, grey/black, red/black, white/blue

Specs

Launch RRP: £12,000

Capacity: 998 cc (high)

Power: 182 bhp, 136 kW (very high)

Red Line: 13,750 rpm (very high)

Top Speed: 185 mph, 298 km/h (very high)

Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 35 mpg, 8.1 l/100km, 12.4 km/l (poor)

Range: 140 miles, 225 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 18.0 litres, 4.8 US gallons (high)

Seat Height: 835 mm, 32.9 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 206 kg, 454 pounds (heavy)

Dry Weight: 188 kg, 415 pounds

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

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (very high)

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Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Reasonably comfortable
  • Easy to use power
  • Awesome engine
  • Sounds great

Any Downsides?

  • Exhaust can get hot
  • Limited range

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2014
£9,600
£7,700
£6,750
10,400
2013
£8,750
£7,000
£6,150
12,200
2012
£7,950
£6,400
£5,600
13,900
Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2014
128
64
192
42 / month
2013
113
77
190
75 / month
2012
173
123
296
120 / month

Source: DVLA

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