Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yamaha YZF-R1


YZF-R1 - State-of-the art race technology

The YZF-R1 is a legend of the supersport world, an acclaimed one-litre performer that’s become a motorcycling icon, an all-powerful World Superbike race-winning machine that’s also a monument to the power of beauty. The R1’s performance is electrifying and yet what makes this motorcycle truly remarkable is its superbly rider-friendly character because Yamaha’s avant-garde, race-bred technology puts you confidently in control.


Click the list on the right to see the descriptions.

  • Frame

  • Rear Suspension

  • Front Fairing

  • Front Brake

  • YCC-I

  • YCC-T

  • Exhaust

  • Engine

  • - Valves

  • - Cylinder Head

  • - Slipper Clutch

  • - Rank Shaft


Ideal rigidity balance Deltabox frame

Rear Suspension

Adjustable low and high speed compression damping

Front Fairing

Screwless-type screen large air duct

Front Brake

6-piston radial mounted brake calipers

YCC-I (Yamaha Controlled Intake)

Electronic controlled variable intake funnels system to maximize cylinder filling efficiency

YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle)

Derived from Moto GP technology for smooth, linear throttle


Titanium exhaust with EXUP


  • Slipper Clutch

    Ramp-type slipper clutch

  • Cylinder Head

    High compression 4-valve cylinder head design

  • Rank Shaft

    Fracture splitting connecting rod

  • Valves

    Titanium intake valves



    Click the images to see the full-size images.


    Drawing on 10 years of YZF series development with a new fuel-injected engine and Deltabox frame The new YZF R15 invites you to “enjoy riding”



    Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valve, DOHC
    Displacement 998 cc
    Bore x Stroke 77.0 x 53.6 mm
    Compression ratio 12.7:1
    Maximum power 132.4 kW (180 PS) @ 12,500 rpm*
    139.0 kW (189 PS) @ 12,500 rpm**
    Maximum torque 112.7 Nm (11.5 kg-m) @ 10,000 rpm*
    118.3 Nm (12.1 kg-m) @ 10,000 rpm**
    Starting system Electric
    Lubrication wet sump
    Carburettor/Fuel supply Fuel injection
    Clutch type Wet multiple-disc coil spring
    Ignition system T.C.I
    Primary / Secondary reduction ratio 3.042 / 3.000
    Transmission type Constant mesh, 6-speed
    Final transmission Chain


    Frame type Aluminium die-cast Deltabox
    Front suspension Telescopic forks, . 43 mm
    Front wheel travel 120 mm
    Rear suspension Swingarm
    Rear wheel travel 130 mm
    Front brake Dual discs, . 310 mm
    Rear brake Single disc, . 220 mm
    Front tyre 120/70 ZR17MC (58W)
    Rear tyre 190/50 ZR17MC (73W)


    Overall length x width x height 2,060mm x 720mm x 1,110mm
    Seat height 835mm
    Wheelbase 1,415mm
    Minimum ground clearance 135mm
    Dry weight 177kg / 131kg
    Fuel tank capacity 18 litres
    Oil capacity 3.83 litres

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