Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

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Yamaha YZF-R1
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Current Prices: £14,150–£8,100
Insurance Costs: 10 of 10

What Is It?

The Yamaha R1 is a popular dedicated sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 998 cc inline four engine, producing 197 bhp at 13,500 rpm and maximum torque at 11,500 rpm. 

  • Magnesium sub-frame
  • Aluminium frame, swingarm and tank
  • Dual 320 mm discs up front with four piston calipers
  • 220 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Linked brakes, cornering ABS, traction control
  • Adjustable 43 mm KYB fork with 120 mm travel
  • Adjustable KYB shock with 120 mm travel
  • Launch control, slide control, anti-wheelie
  • Slipper clutch, quickshifter
  • Speed sensitive steering damper
  • Four ride modes, TFT dash
  • LED lighting all round
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator
  • 4->2->1 exhaust system

Compared to the 2012-2014 model there's a plethora of electronics to aid the rider, cornering ABS, a fancy colour TFT, new fairing, a clever new headlight, a new exhaust layout on the side, 15 bhp more power, a higher red line, 1 litre less fuel capacity and 7 kg shaved off the weight.

The 10-spoke 17" wheels take a Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/55 at the rear.

Accessories include the Akrapovic full system evolution Titanium exhaust system (£2,130), Akrapovic full Titanium system (£1,640), Akrapovic slip-on silencer (£670), sprint screen (£115) and pillion seat cover (£200).

  • 2015: Red/white, blue/silver, grey/black
  • 2016: Blue/silver, red/white, yellow/black 60th SE
  • 2017-2018: Black, blue

The £18,750 limited edition R1M adds semi-active Ohlins electronic racing suspension, Carbon fairing, GPS data logger, Magnesium wheels, some light weight Magnesium bits and premium tyres. Less than 500 will be built.

2016: 60th Anniversary edition model for £15,749 featuring a yellow/black/white colour scheme with racing block graphics and an Akrapovic silencer.

2018: Up / down quickshifter with smooth and fast settings.

2019: GYTR 20 unit limited edition with red/white colour scheme, race wiring and ECU, Ohlins FGRT 219 fork, TTX36 GP shock and Akrapovic Evolution 2 Titanium exhaust system.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Loads of power
  • Excellent dash
  • All the toys
  • Handling
  • Fast

Any Downsides?

  • Aggressive riding position
  • Heavy on the fuel
  • Hard seat

Specs

Launch RRP: £15,000

Capacity: 998 cc (high)

Power: 197 bhp / 147 kW (very high)

Red Line: 14,000 rpm (very high)

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

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

Range: 130 miles / 209 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 17.0 litres / 3.7 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 855 mm / 33.7 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 199 kg / 439 pounds (average)

Dry Weight: 179 kg / 395 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.990 bhp/kg / 0.738 kW/kg

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  • 2016 54 YAMAHA R1 - PART EX YOUR BIKE
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    • £1110 Under Guide Price
    • 2016
    • Macclesfield(Map)
    • GOOD BAD CREDIT ACCEPTED, OVER 1000 + BIKES IN STOCK
  • Yamaha YZF R1 2018
    £12,499 ebay
    • £550 Under Guide Price
    • 2018
    • Chesterfield(Map)
    • Finance & delivery available
  • YAMAHA YZF-R1 2016 60TH ANNIVERSARY - ONLY 8495 MILES - YOSHIMURA EXHAUST
    £12,495 ebay
    • £1500 Over Guide Price
    • 2016 (8,495 miles)
    • Gloucester(Map)
    • YAMAHA YZF-R1 60TH ANNIVERSARY - ONLY 8495 MILES - YOSHIMURA EXHAUST
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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2015
£10,100
£8,100
£7,100
6,000
2016
£11,000
£8,800
£7,700
4,000
2017
£12,000
£9,600
£8,400
4,000
2018
£13,050
£10,450
£9,150
2,900
2019
£14,150
£11,300
£9,900
1,600
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2015
247
159
406
48 / month
2016
239
149
388
200 / month
2017
138
76
214
47 / month
2018
153
-
153
27 / month
2019
Data coming soon...
120 / month

Source: DVLA