2004 Yamaha YZF-R1

2004 Yamaha YZF-R1
MSRP $10,699

That step-behind development cycle plays right into Yamaha’s hands, as the design of its new R1 is as cutting-edge as they come. The previous generation R1 was a sales success as much for its looks as it was for its performance and mamas not raisin’ no dummies Yamaha made a concerted effort this time around to exploit its style as much as possible. A more conservative eye might consider the R1 to be a little overdone stylistically, but curbside voting always had the R1 on top. If your parents didn’t play with you as a child, this is the bike to choose in order to get that attention you’ve always craved.

2004 Yamaha R1 – Street Test

2004 Yamaha R1 – Street Test

Wow! One ride on Yamaha's incredible new YZF-R1 and we're almost speechless. Well, not quite. We can't keep our Road Test Editor quiet about this one.

Engine TypeDOHC, 20-valve, in-line 4-cylinder
Engine Displacement998cc
Bore Stroke77 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio12.3:1
Fuel SystemFuel injection, dual-valve throttle bodies with motor-driven secondary valves
IgnitionDigital TCI
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveChain
Rake TrailNA
Seat Height32.8 in.
Wheelbase54.9 in.
Front Suspension43mm inverted telescopic fork w/adj. preload, compression & rebound damping
Rear SuspensionSingle shock w/piggyback reservoir & adj. preload, compression & rebound damping
Front BrakeDual 320mm discs; radial-mount forged 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake220mm disc w/single-piston pin-slide caliper
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/50-17
Fuel Capacity4.85 gal.
Dry Weight379 lbs.

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