Cutting-Edge Crossplane Engine
The YZF-R1 is powered by a 998 cc, crossplane, 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine that develops 200 hp – without ram air pressurisation. Derived from our winning YZR-M1 MotoGP bike, its crossplane crankshaft gives an uneven 270° – 180° – 90° – 180° firing sequence for high levels of linear torque.
Lightweight titanium exhaust and midship muffler
For peak power and strong linear torque, the crossplane engine is equipped with a lightweight 4-2-1 exhaust system. A servomotor controlled exhaust valve adjusts gas flow for enhanced response and stronger engine output, while the compact mid ship muffler contributes towards mass centralization and emits a unique growl.
High Volume Air Intake
For optimal intake efficiency a YZR-M1 type central air inlet feeds a large capacity 10.5 litre airbox. Fresh air is force fed into the electronically activated Samart Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) funnels that adjust their length to match engine rpm for optimum power characteristics, to give high levels of useable performance.
Compact Deltabox Chassis
The aluminium Deltabox frame features a long upward-truss type swingarm and magnesium rear frame, underlining the R1’s strong YZR-M1 racebike heritage. The short 1405 mm wheelbase chassis and the R1’s low wet weight of just 199 kg give the YZF-R1 a high level of agility and responsiveness for outstanding race and track performance.
Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD instrument panel
The YZF-R1’s instrument panel is one of the most sophisticated units fitted to any motorcycle, and features a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD panel. The multi-function display shows a wide range of data is shown in full colour, making all the information easy to understand.
YZR-M1 inspired Cowling
With its central forced air intake, high screen and low headlight position, the YZF-R1’s aerodynamic front cowl has an unmistakable YZR-M1 race bike silhouette. Compact LED headlights on either side of the air intake emphasise the race-ready look, while twin LED running lights give this superbike a truly unique face.