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Description
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Description

THE BARK IS BAD, THE BITE IS BADDER

Forget everything you ever knew about the super sport liter class. The all-new YZF-R1 is unlike anything before. That’s because it’s the world’s first production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft. The result? Incredibly smooth power delivery and outrageous torque for a rush like you’ve never experienced.

Specs

Manufacturer
Yamaha
Model Year
2011
Model
YZF-R1
Starting at MSRP
 $13,590.00*

Dimensions

Length
81.5 in.
Height
44.5 in.
Width
28.1 in.
Weight
Wet: 454 lbs.
Wheelbase
55.7 in.
Seat Height
32.8 in.

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC, 16-valves (titanium intake valves)
Displacement
998 cc
Bore x Stroke
78 x 52.2 mm
Compression Ratio
12.7:1
Carburetion
Fuel injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.8 gal.
MPG Rating
33 mpg
Ignition
TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Clutch
Multi-plate slipper
Cooling
Liquid

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
Final Drive
#530 O-ring chain
Gear Ratio
1st: 38/15 (2.533)
2nd: 33/16 (2.063)
3rd: 37/21 (1.762)
4th: 35/23 (1.522)
5th: 30/22 (1.364)
6th: 33/26 (1.269)

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: Dual 310 mm disc; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers
Rear: 220 mm disc; single piston caliper
Tires
Front: 120/70ZR17
Rear: 190/55ZR17

Operational

Suspension
Front: 43 mm inverted fork; fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Rear: Single shock with piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Rake
24° (caster angle)
Trail
4 in.

Body

Colors
Raven, Two-tone Team Yamaha Blue / White, Two-tone Candy Red / Raven (see Options for color pricing)

Standard Features

Key Features
 The YZF-R1 garnered the prestigious award as the 2009 Motorcycle of the Year from Motorcyclist Magazine. The YZF-R1 was chosen for its MotoGP®- inspired engine and chassis technology, and for its luxurious fit and finish.  
 Back for 2011, the YZF-R1 is the only production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft. Crossplane technology, first pioneered in MotoGP® racing with the M1, puts each piston 90° from the next, with an uneven firing interval of 270°- 180°- 90°- 180°. This uneven order does an amazing thing… it actually lets power build more smoothly. That means smooth roll-on delivery out of the corners, with outstanding tractability, followed by very strong high rpm power. It’s a feeling that’s simply unmatched, like having two engines in one: the low-rpm torquey feel of a twin with the raw, high-rpm power of an inline four. This breakthrough technology on the YZF-R1 represents a paradigm shift in both technology and performance.  
 This R1 keeps all the technological superiorities developed for its predecessor: YCC-TTM (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) is MotoGP® inspired fly-by-wire technology used to deliver instant throttle response. YCC-I® is Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake which 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.  
 The R1 features Yamaha D-MODE (or drive mode) with rider-selectable throttle control maps to program YCC-T performance characteristics for riding conditions. The standard map is designed for optimum overall performance. The “A” mode lets the rider enjoy sportier engine response in the low- to mid-speed range, and the “B” mode offers response that is somewhat less sharp for riding situations that require especially sensitive throttle operation. Switching maps is as easy as pushing a button on the handlebar switch.  
 In keeping with this machine’s exceptional cornering ability and crisp handling, the aluminum frame has been designed to offer exceptional rigidity balance. The rear frame is lightweight Controlled-Fill die-cast magnesium, contributing the optimum mass centralization. Suspension includes 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 the rebound damping. And the rear shock adopts bottom linkage for optimum suspension characteristics.  
 The bodywork does more than add break-away-from-the-crowd styling with its more serious, less busy look. The side fairing is smooth for a sleek appearance. And, instead of the usual four-bulb headlight design, the R1 has only two projector-type bulbs mounted closer to the nose of the bike. This positions ram air ducts closer in for a more compact, smooth look. In addition, the rounded lenses are unique to the supersport industry.  
Engine
 Crossplane crankshaft technology proven in victory after victory on MotoGP® machines provides a high-tech uneven firing interval. Unlike typical inline-four engine design, where the two outer and two inner pistons move together in pairs with 180° intervals, the crossplane crankshaft has each connecting rod 90° with a unique firing order of 270° – 180° – 90° – 180°. This overcomes the inherent fluctuations in inertial torque during each engine revolution, and the accompanying peaky torque characteristics. Instead, combustion torque continues to build, giving the rider more linear throttle response with awesome power and traction out of the corners.  
 To maximize rider comfort as well as power output, the engine adopts a coupling-type balancer that rotates in the opposite direction as the crankshaft.  
 This engine features forged aluminum pistons to take maximum advantage of the power characteristics. Titanium intake valves are lightweight.  
 A forced-air intake system is adopted to increase intake efficiency by using the natural airflow during riding to pressurize the air in the air box. This contributes to outstanding power delivery characteristics in the high-speed range, while the design also helps to minimize intake noise.  
 Slipper-type back torque-limiting clutch greatly facilitates braking/downshifting from high speed.  
 The exhaust system is meticulously designed to enhance engine output while, thanks to its three-way catalyst technology, also reducing exhaust emissions. The silencer is a single expansion type, and the sound coming through from the unique crossplane crankshaft-equipped engine is unlike any other inline-four cylinder production supersport.  
 This fuel-injected engine takes full advantage of YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle), the MotoGP®-inspired fly-by-wire technology used to deliver instant throttle response. There’s also YCC-I, Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake, the variable intake system that broadens the spread of power. Fuel injectors have 12 holes for optimum fuel atomization that translates to the most power from every fuel charge.  
 Have it your way, thanks to Yamaha D-MODE (or “Drive Mode”) variable throttle control. There are three modes that control how YCC-T responds to throttle input from the rider. The selectable “A” mode puts more emphasis on engine response in low to midrange rpm. “B” mode, on the other hand, provides less sharp response to input for riding situations that require especially sensitive throttle operation. The standard map is designed for optimum overall performance. Selecting the map you want is as easy as pressing a button on the handlebars.  
Chassis / Suspension
 The frame has a combination of uncompromising rigidity where needed along with carefully achieved flex for the precise rigidity balance this bike needs to give the rider the full benefit of its handling and engine characteristics. It is a sophisticated combination of Controlled-Fill die-cast, stamping, and gravity casting… the exact technology needed for each portion of this advanced frame.  
 SOQI front forks take a page from the championship-winning design of our MotoGP® weapon, the M1. Since both forks always move together, compression damping duties can be confined to the left fork, while rebound damping is precisely handled by the right fork, reducing oil cavitation.  
 The SOQI rear shock features both high and low speed compression damping plus an easy-to-use screw hydraulic adjustment for preload. This unit also adopts a pillow-ball-type joint for exceptional shock absorption, road hold feeling, and damper response. To achieve maximum performance, a bottom linkage is used to work with the rest of the chassis refinements for brilliant, crisp handling characteristics.  
 Factory racers get machines tailored to their preferences. Welcome to the club. R1 has adjustable footrests, with a 15mm height and 3mm front-to-rear adjustment.  
 The press-formed fuel tank has a shape developed using 3-D simulation analysis technology. The elongated shape of the tank allows it to fit neatly within the frame in a way that promotes concentration of mass.  
Additional Features
 The instrumentation includes everything a rider wants to know, including gear position.  

Options

 Color Pricing
 Raven $13,590  
 Two-tone Team Yamaha Blue / White $13,590  
 Two-tone Candy Red / Raven $13,790  

Color


Raven

Two-tone Team Yamaha Blue / White

Two-tone Candy Red / Raven


 Color Pricing
 Raven $13,590 
 Two-tone Team Yamaha Blue / White $13,590 
 Two-tone Candy Red / Raven $13,790 
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.

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