The Yamaha YZF-R1 boasts an evocative M1 derived 998cc crossplane four-cylinder DOHC, four-valve engine, with MotoGP developed electronics including lean angle sensitive ABS, traction control and slide control.
Inlet manifold length is adjusted on the fly by Yamaha’s YCC-I system for optimal performance. Other features include a high-compression cylinder head, pent proof combustion chambers, large-diameter intake and exhaust valves and titanium conrods holding forged aluminium pistons.
The chassis features a compact aluminium Deltabox frame, long upward-truss type swingarm and magnesium sub frame, and fully adjustable race-bred 43mm KYB forks feature a large-diameter 25mm front axle, with rear KYB monoshock suspension also fully adjustable. 17-inch magnesium wheels are the first to be fitted to a mass-production model as standard.
Brakes include four-piston front calipers on 320mm rotors, while the rear boasts a dual-piston caliper on 220mm rotor, wboth featuring ABS and including Yamaha’s Unified Braking System. In conjunction with the IMU this determines braking force distribution between front and rear.
Other standard features include an Up-Down quickshift system as standard fitment, along with LED headlights and a TFT instrument panel.
The 2019 YZF-R1 is now available at Yamaha dealers for an RRP of $23,999 +ORC, in Yamaha Blue or Tech Black.
A range of Genuine Yamaha Accessories also enable every R-Series rider to transform their Yamaha. The range of components for the Yamaha R-Series models includes titanium exhausts and slip-on mufflers, billet covers, protectors and more.
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