Yamaha R1 -The Art Race Technology

Yamaha R1 White
Yamaha R1 White

Yamaha R1 is one of the oldest and most famous bikes in the world of sports bikes. This bike has evolved with time and that’s the reason why even after almost 15 years, it’s the first choice of many speed enthusiasts worldwide.

The maximum power arrives at 12500 rpm and with its smooth gear transitions; it’s quite easy to reach there. As per Yamaha, R1 clocked a record top speed of nearly 285km/hr. This bike may give you a fuel efficiency of around 10km/ltr.

Yamaha R1 Price

Price in India

Rs. 14,50,000 [ Ex Show Room Price ]

Price in UK

£ 11,999.00 [ On Road Price, includes 20 per cent VAT ]

Price in Denmark

YZF R1 2008 – £ 189,998 [ Blue and white ]
YZF R1 2010 Cross Plane – £ 209,998 [ Black and blue ]
YZF R1 2013 Cross Plane – £ 269,998 [ Blue, white and graphite ]

Price in France

YZF R1 2012 – € 14 999.00 [ Suggested retail price ]

YZF R1 2013 – € 15 999.00 [ Suggested retail price in force ]

Price in Italy

YZF R1 – € 17,190.00 [ MSRP ]

Price in Czech Republic

YZF R1 2011 + scooter Jog RR – Czech Republic Koruna, CZK 309 990.00 [ 12 990,00 € ]
YZF R1 2013 – Czech Republic Koruna, CZK 389 990.00 [ € 15 490.00 ]

Price in Netherlands

YZF R1 – € 18,499.00 [ Includes 21 per cent VAT, but extra charges may occur ]

Price in Norway

YZF R1 2013 – Norwegian Krone, NOK 241 900

Price in Russia

YZF R1 – 720 500 USD

Price in Poland

YZF R1 2013 – Polish Zloty, PLN 63 200.00

Price in Switzerland

YZF R1 – Swiss Franc, CHF 20 980 [ Including tax and 3 year warranty Swiss, Extra Charges may occur ]

Price in Columbia

Yamaha R1 2013, Blue, Black and White – COL$ 39,670,000 [ Includes VAT ]

Price in Cannada

Yamaha R1 2013 – $14,999 [ MSRP ]

Price in Brazil

YZF R1 2013 – R$ 58500 Brazilian Real

Price in Mexico

YZF R1 – Peso $209,990 [ Includes VAT, but additional charges may occur ]

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Yamaha R1 Features



The newly designed instrumentation includes everything a rider wants to know, including gear postion.

Yamaha R1 HeadLamps
Yamaha R1 HeadLamps

The new R1 has only two projector-type bulbs mounted closer to the nose of the bike. This positions ram air duct closer in for a more compact, smooth look. The innovative new projector headlight design features a solenoid coil type high/low beam mechanism. First time this system has been used on a production bike.


Suspension inludes first SOQI front forks which use one of the tricks developed for our winning MotoGP bikes: independent damping. The left fork handles compression damping and the right side handles rebound damping. And the rear shock adopts new linkage for optimum suspension characteristics.


Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake is a variable intake system that broadens the spread of power. The fuel injection system provides optimum air/fuel mixtures for maximum power and smooth throttle response.


(Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) is a MotoGP inspired technology used to deliver instant electronic throttle response.


Slipper-type back torque-limiting clutch greatly facilitates braking/downshifting from high speed.


Rear tyre for best traction feeling.


Engine type Liquid cooled 4-stroke DOHC, 4-valve
Displacement 998 cc
Bore & Stroke 78.0 x 52.2 mm
Compression ratio 12.7:1
Maximum output 182.1PS / 12,500 rpm
Maximum torque 115.5NM / 10,000 rpm
Starting system Electric
Lubrication wet sump
Clutch type Wet multiple-disc
Ignition system T.C.I
Primary/Secondary reduction ratio 65/43 (1.512)- 47/17 (2.765)
Secondary reduction system Chain drive
Transmission type Constant mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Maximum Speed (crouched) 285km/h
Minimum turning radius 3500 mm
Cylinder layout In-line 4-cylinder
Radiator capacity(including all routes) 2.773 L
Air filter type Paper
Spark plug model CR9EK
Battery voltage/capacity 12V, 8.6AH(10H)
Gear ratio 1st gear = 38/15  2.533,
2nd gear = 33/16   2.063,
3rd gear = 37/21   1.762,
4th gear = 35/23   1.522,
5th gear = 30/22   1.364,
6th gear = 33/26   1.269
Headlight bulb type Halogen bulb
Headlight 3312V, 55W ×2
Auxiliary light 12V, W5W ×2
Brake/tail light LED
Turn signal light(Front) 12V, 10.0 W ×2
Turn signal light(Rear) 12V, 10.0 W ×2
Speedometer LCD Digital
Tachometer Analog
Odometer LCD Digital
Trip meter LCD Digital
Water temperature meter LCD Digital
Clock LCD Digital
Shock absorber assembly type [ Front ] Coil spring/oil damper
Shock absorber assembly type(Rear) Coil spring/gas-oil damper


Fuel tank volume 18 litres
Fuel Economy Milege 14 kpl / 40 mpg [Cannada]
Milege Around 10 Kilo meter per liter [India]
Engine oil volume 3.7 litres


Frame type Diamond [Aluminium Deltabox in R1 2013 model]
Front suspension Telescopic fork
wheel travel (front/rear) 120/120 mm
Rear suspension Swingarm
Brake type (front/rear) 310 /220 mm
Tyre Size (front /rear) 120/70ZR17M/C [58 W] /, 190/55ZR17M/C [ 75 W]


Overall length x width x height 2,070mm x 715mm x 1,130mm
Seat height 835mm
Wheelbase 1,415mm
Minimum ground clearance 135mm
Kerb weight 206 kg
Dry weight (with oil and fuel) 206 kg

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