Developed without compromise using YZR-M1 MotoGP technology, the R1 was born for the track. 200PS, 199kg and 1,405mm wheelbase give an insight into its capabilities. But it's what you can't see that makes this focused superbike so special.
Its central nervous system is a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit that constantly senses chassis motion in 3D, creating controllability over traction, slides, front wheel lift, braking and launches.
Producing 200PS, the R1's new 998cc inline 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine is one of the most powerful in a bike. And with its M1-derived crossplane technology, this next generation superbike pushes out strong linear torque with outstanding traction.
The short wheelbase Deltabox chassis features a magnesium rear frame and long swingarm for outstanding handling on the track. Race developed suspension and magnesium wheels show that this bike is a serious contender to be the numero uno.
But what really takes the cake is the R1's high tech electronic control technology. By offering precise control, every rider has the chance to reveal their true potential.
|Engine type||liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves|
|Bore & Stroke||79.0 mm x 50.9 mm|
|Compression ratio||13.0 : 1|
|Maximum power||147.1 kW (200.0PS) @ 13,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||112.4 Nm (11.5 kg-m) @ 11,500 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
|Clutch type||Wet, Multiple Dics|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh, 6-speed|
|Overall length||2,055 mm|
|Overall width||690 mm|
|Overall height||1,150 mm|
|Seat height||855 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||130 mm|
|Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)||199 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||17 litres|
|Oil tank capacity||3.9 litres|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks, Ø 43 mm|
|Front travel||120 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Swingarm, (link suspension)|
|Rear travel||120 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 320 mm|
|Rear brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm|
|Front tyre||120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Rear tyre||190/55 ZR17M/C (75W)|
The next generation R1 is powered by a new 998cc crossplane 4 cylinder 4-valve engine that develops 200PS - without ram air pressurization. Derived from our winning YZR-M1 MotoGP bike, its newly designed crossplane crankshaft gives an uneven 270° - 180° - 90° - 180° firing sequence for high levels of linear torque.
To achieve optimal performance the new engine uses a high compression 13:1 cylinder head featuring a pent roof combustion chamber with large diameter intake and exhaust valves. And for instant response with high power and strong linear torque, the R1 is equipped with titanium con rods and forged aluminium pistons.
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 usable performance.
For peak power and strong linear torque, the new 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.
The all-new aluminium Deltabox frame features a long upward-truss type swingarm and magnesium rear frame, underlining the R1's strong M1 racebike heritage. The short 1,405mm wheelbase chassis and the R1's low wet weight of just 199kg give the R1 a high level of agility and responsiveness for outstanding race and track performance.
With its central forced air intake, high screen and low headlight position, the next generation R1's aerodynamic front cowl has an unmistakable M1 race bike silhouette. Compact new LED headlights are 'hidden' either side of the air intake to emphasize the race-ready look, while twin LED position lights give this new superbike a truly unique face.