Yamaha YZF R1

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Key specs
  • Displacement998 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)194.3 bhp
  • Kerb Weight200 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 19,83,531

Yamaha YZF R1 is now discontinued in India.

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Yamaha YZF R1 Summary

YZF R1 key highlights

Displacement 998 cc
Top Speed 299 Kmph
Kerb Weight 200 kg
  • Yamaha Blue
  • Tech Black

About YZF R1

The YZF-R1 is Yamaha’s flagship supersport motorcycle which has a few upgrades for 2018 to make it more competitive in the litre-class segment.

The bike sports a sharp design language and LED headlamp unit with DRLs similar to the previous model. However, the new paint schemes and graphics give the YZF-R1 an aggressive look.

It also gets technological upgrades like the revised Quick Shift System that allows clutch-less downshifting and an updated Lift Control System. Apart from these, the bike’s electronic package includes slide control, launch control, anti-wheelie control, unified braking system and banking sensitive traction control.

The bike uses Yamaha’s Deltabox frame which houses the 998cc cross plane four-cylinder motor that produces a whopping 197bhp at 13,500rpm and 112.4Nm of torque at 11,500rpm. This unit is mated to a six-speed transmission and breathes through a titanium exhaust system. The YZF-R1 gets an aluminium tank and magnesium wheels as weight saving measures and weighs 5kg lesser than the outgoing model at 199kg.

The YZF-R1 rides on 43mm inverted front forks and a rear monoshock, sourced from KYB. Both the suspension parts are fully-adjustable.

The new YZF-R1 is available in India in two colours – black and blue. It competes with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, the Suzuki GSX-R1000, BMW S1000RR and the Honda CBR1000R. It is priced at Rs 20.73 lakhs (ex-showroom).
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Yamaha YZF R1 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Cross-plane engine is high on performance
    • Gets host of electronic features
    • Has great handling attributes
  • Could be Better

    • Limited service reach
    • Uncomfortable for city
    • Quite expensive

BikeWale's Take

The Yamaha YZF R1 is a legendary name in the fraternity of sportsbikes. Its 998cc, cross-place engine is powerful enough to blur everything around you in a jiffy while the host of electronics are there to rescue the rider in panicky situations. 

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Yamaha YZF R1 Price

YZF R1 Standard 19,83,531 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Yamaha YZF R1 mileage

As reported by YZF R1 owners, the real mileage of Yamaha YZF R1 is 38 kmpl.

YZF R1 mileage details

YZF R1 Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 194.3 bhp @ 13,500 rpm

    Max Torque 112.4 Nm @ 11,500 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 998 cc

    Cylinders 4

    Bore 79 mm

    Stroke 50.9 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 13.0:1

    Ignition TCI (Digital)

    Spark Plugs --

    Clutch Wet Multiple Disc

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 646 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 38 kmpl

    Top Speed 299 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 320 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)

    Rear Tyre Size 190/55 ZR17M/C (75W)

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic forks, Ø 43 mm

    Rear Suspension Swingarm, (link suspension)

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 200 kg

    Overall Length 2,055 mm

    Overall Width 690 mm

    Wheelbase 1,405 mm

    Ground Clearance 130 mm

    Seat Height 855 mm

    Overall Height 1,150 mm

    Chassis Type Diamond

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Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation No

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeLED Headlamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Taillamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Yamaha YZF R1 User Reviews

4.8 (88 ratings) 18 reviews
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    Visual Appeal

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    Service Experience

  • 3

    Maintenance cost

  • 4

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  •  5My speedy super bike r15 i love you 5 months ago by Devendra Singh Dangi, Gwalior

    Hello, Every body bike rider i am buying this bike 2010 model , this bike riding experience is very good controlling amazing and looks very awesome performance, excellent and servicing very good no heavy costly parts and no high maintenance so all of you enjoy this bike

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

  •  5Reviw 8 months ago by Sagar Dhillon, New Delhi

    This bike is jewel in crown. except its a pure sports type, but shockingly this bike could be used for all purpose. It has great acceleration and speed. I was more concern about performance in long rides, but it proved there is no barrier to yamaha's great technology. I

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      15 kmpl

  •  5If you love sports bike try it one time 11 months ago by Ajay Sen, Jaipur

    This is the one of my best and favourite bike i love it. I love ride on this bike for long drive. This bike have a awesome look and a fully comfortable seat. If you are fan of sports bike then take a test ride on this bike.. Actually i can't explain about this bike in w

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      Never owned

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