Yamaha YZF-R1

Light, powerful and packed with trickle-down MotoGP technology and refined fuel injection, the YZF-R1 is the most advanced Open-class production motorcycle ever built.


Yamaha YZF-R1 2008
Category: Super Sport


Type: 998cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 valves (titanium intakes)
Bore x Stroke: 77 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio: 12.7:1
Carburetion: Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition: TCI
Transmission: 6-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch
Final Drive: #530 O-ring chain

Chassis, suspensions, brakes, tires
Suspension/Front: 43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Suspension/Rear: Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable, 5.1-in travel
Brakes/Front: Dual 310mm disc; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear: 220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Tires/Front: 120/70-ZR17
Tires/Rear: 190/50-ZR17

Dimensions and capacity
Length: 81.1 in
Width: 28.3 in
Height: 43.7 in
Seat Height: 32.9 in
Wheelbase: 55.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle): 24.0°
Trail: 4.0 in
Dry Weight: 390 lb
Fuel Capacity: 4.75 gal

Primary Reduction Ratio: 65/43 (1.512)
Secondary Reduction Ratio: 45/17 (2.647)
Gear Ratio – 1st Gear: 38/15 (2.533)
Gear Ratio – 2nd Gear: 33/16 (2.063)
Gear Ratio – 3rd Gear: 37/21 (1.762)
Gear Ratio – 4th Gear: 35/23 (1.522)
Gear Ratio – 5th Gear: 30/22 (1.364)
Gear Ratio – 6th Gear: 33/26 (1.269)


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