YZF-R1 is a lot like its track brother YZR-M1. With pure MotoGP blood, a crossplane engine, short wheelbase chassis and high-tech electronics, the YZF-R1 is ready to take your riding experience to a whole new level.Developed on the same racing DNA as its elder brother, YZF-R1 doesn’t shy away from flaunting its massive power of 200 hp, perfect weight of 200 kg and a 1405 mm wheelbase. But it’s what you can’t see that makes it all the more special. The Inertial Measurement Unit constantly senses chassis motion in 3D, creating controllability over traction, slides, front wheel lift, braking and launches. Moreover, its updated Quick Shift System (QSS) offers clutch-free downshifting as well as upshifting.
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.
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 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.