2016 Yamaha YZF-R1

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1
MSRP $16,490

For 2016 Yamaha has up the technology on the YZF-R1 model that allows for increased control, comfort and ease of use. The crossplane on the engine has been fitted with titanium fracture-split connecting rods on the 998cc in-line 4-cylinder engine making it lighter and more efficient. From the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and the variable Traction Control System (TCS) to the Launch Control System (LCS) and Quick Shift System (QSS) there is plenty of electronics to keep you busy figuring out the best set up for the coolest ride.

2016 Yamaha RZF-R1

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.

Engine TypeInline four cylinder DOHC; 16 valves
Engine Displacement998cc
Bore Stroke79 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 Trail24.0° / 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, four-way adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Front BrakeDual 320 mm hydraulic disc; four-piston caliper, Unified Brake System and ABS
Rear Brake220 mm disc; Unified Brake System and ABS
Front Tire120/70ZR17
Rear Tire190/55ZR17
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal.
Dry Weight439 lbs. / CA model 441 lbs. (Wet)

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Shootout Track (2)

Yamaha Issues 2015 YZF-R1 Recall Through NHTSA

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