2009 Yamaha YZF-R1

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
MSRP $12,390

The YZF-R1 is the worlds first production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft, which results in smooth power delivery and increased rear-wheel traction during hard acceleration. This racer-replica is packed with electronics, from chip-controlled variable intake funnels and “a fly-by-wire” throttle system to its variable-map power delivery system that tailors engine output at the touch of a button. A new aluminum chassis and updated fork and shock also improve the bike’s ride.

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Touring Ride

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Touring Ride

Motorcycle USA straps on some Yamaha motorcycle accessories onto its 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 sportbike and hits the road enroute to the 2009 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. Find out what it’s like in this motorcycle review.

Engine TypeInline four-cylinder 4-stroke DOHC
Engine Displacement998cc
Bore Stroke78 x 52.2mm
CoolingLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio12.7:1
Fuel SystemElectronic fuel injection
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionSix-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail24°/ 4 in.
Seat Height32.8 in.
Wheelbase55.7 in.
Front Suspension4.7 in.
Rear Suspension4.7 in.
Front BrakeDual Disc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/55-17
Fuel Capacity4.8 gal.
Dry Weight454 lbs. (wet)

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.