2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1
MSRP $16,490

The Yamaha YFZ-R1 is back in 2015 with everything inside the engine case new from the issues from previous years’ models. The bore/stroke formula was modified (more oversquare) for increased top-end performance as the cylinders are offset toward the center of the crankshaft to reduce friction. Rocker-arms augment the shim-under-bucket valvetrain allowing for more aggressive camshaft profiles and the titanium connection rods were also installed. All told Yamaha YFZ-R1 claims the engine is 1.2 inches narrower at the crankshaft and nine pounds lighter than the 2014 model. Lastly, the six-speed transmission was revamped and is matched to a cable-actuated racing-style slipper clutch and electronic quickshifter.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

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Engine TypeInline four cylinder, DOHC, 16 valves
Engine Displacement998cc
Bore Stroke79.00 mm x 50.9 mm
Compression Ratio13.0:1
Fuel SystemFuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
IgnitionTCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionSix-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final DriveO-ring chain
Rake Trail24° / 4.0 in.
Seat Height33.7 in.
Wheelbase55.3 in.
Front Suspension43 mm KYB inverted fork; fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Rear SuspensionKYB Single shock w/piggyback reservoir, 4-way adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Front BrakeDual 320 mm hydraulic disc; 4-piston caliper, UBS ABS
Rear Brake220 mm disc; UBS ABS
Front Tire120/70ZR17M/C
Rear Tire190/55ZR17M/C
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal.
Dry Weight439 lbs. (Wet)

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