Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

Yamaha YZF-R1
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Current Prices: £15,050–£8,350

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.

Specs

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 / 12.4 kpl / 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

Launch RRP: £15,000

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2015 £10,400 £8,350 £7,300 7,000
2016 £11,450 £9,200 £8,050 5,300
2017 £12,600 £10,100 £8,800 5,100
2018 £13,800 £11,050 £9,650 3,700
2019 £15,050 £12,050 £10,550 2,100
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2015 247 159 406 160 / month
2016 239 149 388 270 / month
2017 138 76 214 23 / month
2018 153 - 153 85 / month
2019 Data not yet available 270 / month

Source: DVLA

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