Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

The 2012 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, 2009, 2015 and 2020.

Yamaha YZF-R1

Pros / Cons

  • Awesome engine, easy to use power, reasonably comfortable, sounds great
  • Limited range, exhaust can get hot

What Is It?

It's powered by a liquid cooled 998cc four cylinder engine, producing 182bhp at 12,500rpm and maximum torque at 10,000rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 310mm discs up front with 3 piston calipers
  • Rear 220mm disc with Nissin single piston caliper
  • Combined braking system
  • Adjustable 43mm upside down fork with 120mm travel
  • Adjustable rear shock with 120mm 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

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2012 £7,950 £6,400 £5,600 7,300
2013 £8,800 £7,050 £6,200 6,300
2014 £9,750 £7,800 £6,800 5,200

Popularity / How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2012 188 116 304 110 / month
2013 143 52 195 73 / month
2014 151 57 208 170 / month

Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA

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