Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

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Yamaha YZF-R1
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Insurance Costs: 10 of 10
Current Prices: £9,650–£6,550

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

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

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)

Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)

Range: 140 miles / 225 km (average)

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: 188 kg / 415 pounds

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

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2012
£8,150
£6,550
£5,750
11,000
2013
£8,900
£7,100
£6,250
9,400
2014
£9,650
£7,700
£6,750
7,800
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2012
188
116
304
70 / month
2013
143
52
195
40 / month
2014
151
57
208
43 / month

Source: DVLA