2007 Yamaha YZF-R1

2007 Yamaha YZF-R1
MSRP $11,599

The Yamaha YZF-R1 has been carving its way into motorcycle history since 1998, and in 2007 the scalpel has been sharpened to the point of being dangerous… at least to the competition. In the beginning the R1 set new standards for performance in the literbike class with a combination of a sick motor and track-inspired good looks.

2007 Yamaha R1 Street Ride

2007 Yamaha R1 Street Ride

We take Yammie's new literbike to the streets, the dyno and the scales in this primer for our upcoming Superbike Smackdown IV.

Engine TypeInline four-cylinder 4-stroke DOHC
Engine Displacement998cc
Bore Stroke77 x 53.6mm
CoolingLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio12.7:1
Fuel SystemFuel injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
IgnitionDigital TCI
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail24°/ 4 in.
Seat Height32.9 in.
Wheelbase55.7 in.
Front Suspension43 mm inverted telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.7 in. travel
Rear SuspensionSingle shock w/piggyback reservoir; adjustable for hi-/lo-speed compression and rebound damping, spr
Front BrakeDual 310 mm discs; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers
Rear Brake220 mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/50-17
Fuel Capacity4.75 gal.
Dry Weight390 lbs.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Shootout Track (2)

Yamaha Issues 2015 YZF-R1 Recall Through NHTSA

Yamaha has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for all 2015 YZF-R1 motorcycles due to a transmission issue.

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S First Look

Next February, Yamaha adds a third YZF-R1 to its sport motorcycle line-up with the more affordable ’S’ variation.