Yamaha YZF-R1M For Sale

Yamaha YZF-R1M
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Launch RRP: £22,000
Insurance Costs: 10 of 10

What Is It?

The Yamaha YZF-R1M is a top of the line dedicated sports bike which builds on the standard R1 with semi-active suspension and lots of Carbon bits. It's powered by a Euro 5 compliant liquid cooled 998 cc inline four engine, producing 197.3 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 Nissin single piston caliper
  • 2-level cornering ABS plus linked brakes
  • Adjustable 43 mm Ohlins NPX fork with 120 mm travel
  • Adjustable Ohlins TTX36 shock with 120 mm travel
  • Launch control, slide control, wheelie control
  • Traction control, slipper clutch
  • 3-level engine braking
  • 2-level up / down 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

It builds on the £16,800 standard R1 with semi-active Ohlins electronic suspension (ERS), a new NPX fork, new Carbon front fender and tail cowl, Carbon fairing, wider rear tyre and a range of apps to set custom ride modes, track all the data from the bike and to display a re-run of the race on Google Maps. As before it's a limited production run with the number stamped on top of the tank.

Compared to the 2015-2019 model there's an upgraded chassis, fuelling tweaks, a sharper new front end with new light layout, new side fairings, a smoother tank, 5% improvement in aerodynamics, new lighter Titanium lower fairing, new multi level ABS and EBC systems, more rigid airbox design, new lighter throttle sensor, suspension / steering damper tweaks, updated tyres, updated launch control, better brake pads, new tail light design and some exhaust tweaks to further reduce noise and emissions.

The 10-spoke 17" wheels take a Bridgestone Battlax RS11 120/70 tyre at the front and a 200/55 at the rear.

Accessories include a range of Akrapovic exhaust systems, sprint screen and pillion seat cover.

  • 2020: Black/blue

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Even more rider aids
  • Loads of power
  • Excellent dash
  • Handling
  • Fast

Any Downsides?

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


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: 860 mm / 33.9 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 200 kg / 441 pounds (average)

Dry Weight: 179 kg / 395 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.985 bhp/kg / 0.735 kW/kg


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