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Yamaha YZF-R1

The Yamaha motorcycle. introduced in 1998. was the significant motorcycle in the true class (1,000cc) handling race between the Japanese Big motorcycle manufacturers (Honda. Suzuki and Yamaha ). When it took the class closer to a racing motorcycle, and increased the capabilities.



Before the Honda Fireblade. the principle of performance motorcycle was that as engine capacity got so did the bike and the length of its chassis. big motorcycles in the one litre class in two formats — tourer or Davidson like cruiser. The opportunity lay in replicating the capabilities of a bike in a road going

Honda engineers took a chassis and installed a 900cc (bored out from a Japanese 750cc — the largest they could get into the to create the CBR900RR Fireblade. It strong sales globally its introduction in 1992. This was due to its engine performance, as the early was never the best handling, or riding package: it was almost a parts bike, straight the workshop.Template:Fact Honda, unfortunately, develop the Fireblade very

The 1998 Yamaha R1 was the first motorcycle built by any manufacturer to an actual litre (998cc) cylinder engine to a 600cc chassis.Template:Fact

Development Edit

saw the opportunity in developing their model, using their copyrighted Deltabox chassis to create improved agility. To the agility, Yamaha redesigned the engine. In traditional inline-4 engines the crankshaft, gearbox and output shafts were in a flat plane; in the R1 the shafts a triangle.

This made the very short, allowing the to be shortened, resulting in fast handling and an optimized center of

1998 Edit

The launch Yamaha YZF-R1 was available in or blue. In Europe the blue to be the most popular and was in very supply, added to by early being subject to a worldwide for a clutch problem. This has a compression ratio of 12.4:1. a 6-speed w/multi-plate clutch Yamaha today describe the R1 as the true value of Kando . [1]

1999 Edit

Few changes required, apart from and graphics, a redesigned gear linkage and the gear change length was increased for better shifting. Fuel tank capacity was reduced from 5.5 to 4.0 liters, with the total tank capacity was unchanged at 18 A second worldwide recall to a coolant hose clamp the fuel tank which under hard use come affected the early 1999 with all 1998 models all recalled

2000 Edit

introduced a series of changes to the bike, plus minor to the body work to allow for long duration ride The R1 was an excellent bike to live on short runs, but due to its quick was not a favorite longer run bike.


2001 was the first the R1 was truly beaten in performance The Suzuki GSX-R 1000 k1. about the same but produced a bit power and torque. This marked the last year Yamaha used a carburated in the R1.

Subsequent R1’s would a fuel injection system.

Yamaha YZF 750 R Genesis
Yamaha YZF 750 R Genesis

— 2003 Edit

A new injection system was introduced for the year, which worked a carburetor by employing a CV carburetor controlled by vacuum created by the With a similar power to the 2001 bike, the engine was (larger bore, shorter to rev higher, faster and for longer. For the only change was the choice of The previous years all had a Red option, but was replaced by a black with red Limited Edition which an extra $100.

Also in Yamaha released the newly Deltabox III frame, which, its hydroformed construction, dramatically the total number of frame thereby greatly improving the strength and torsional rigidity. The end of the motorcycle was updated and streamlined an l.e.d. taillight, allowing clean rear body remaining after chosing one of common aftermarket modifications, as removal of the turn signal and stock licence plate and replacing them with available replacements that hug the or frame. Also, front end was improved in 2002, between the definition headlights and also parking lights within the panel, giving more possiblities to remove the front and utilize these front as directional or hazzard markers stopped.

2004 Edit

With the advancing, Yamaha took to a development. This included updates like an underseat and performance upgrades including brakes and for the first time on an R1 intake. Furthermore, the wheelie-tendency from earlier productions is reduced by changing frame and weight properties. The all new engine (no used as a stressed member of the featured a separate top crankcase and block.

The 2004 R1 produces a 172 hp at the crankshaft (excluding RamAir) and weighs 172 kilograms, giving it a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Also added for this year was a installed steering damper. with the changes to the frame, it to eliminate the tendency of the handlebars to violently during rapid or more so during deceleration on and less-than-perfect surfaces (aka slapping).

2005 — 2006

In 05,06, Yamaha is now mated a 180 hp at the flywheel. In addition, due to acceleration the swingarm was extended 20 mm longer. in 2006 the 50th anniversary of racing in America, Yamaha a Limited Edition yellow/white/black in original Yamaha racing The LE features front and rear Öhlins suspension units by the people who work on the YZR-M1 bike.

Custom forged Marchesini wheels specifically for the LE remove nearly a pound of weight. A back torque-limiting clutch and an integrated lap timer on the right handle bar round out the making the LE more of a production It has an MSRP of $18,000 and only 500 made for the United States


An all-new YZF-R1 for the model year was announced on 9. 2006. Key features include an inline four-cylinder engine; back to a more conventional per cylinder rather than trade mark 5-valve layout. Other new features are the Chip Control Intake electronic variable-length intake system, Yamaha Chip Throttle (YCC-T) fly-by-wire system, slipper-type clutch. aluminum Deltabox frame and six-piston radial-mount front calipers with 310mm a wider radiator, and M1 styling on the new ram-air ports in the front

Yamaha YZF 750 R Genesis
Yamaha YZF 750 R Genesis
Yamaha YZF 750 R Genesis
Yamaha YZF 750 R Genesis
Yamaha YZF 750 R Genesis
Yamaha YZF 750 R Genesis

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