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2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 Review
2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
The completely new R1 – MotoGP technology and performance for you!
The new YZF-R1 blurs the line between MotoGP and production superbike like never before.
MotoGP, the highest form of motorcycle racing, is our proving ground. The technology Yamaha has pioneered and proven on MotoGP circuits around the world can now be enjoyed by racers and riders alike. The R1 provides racers and enthusiast sport riders with a taste of what it would be like to ride the race winning Yamaha M1. A showcase of Yamaha’s technology leadership, the R1 raises the bar with its uncompromised performance and handling.
We R1. 60 years of dedication to racing.
Featuring an iconic Yellow/Black colour scheme with retro speedblock graphics – and fitted with an Akrapovic muffler – this limited edition superbike pays homage to Yamaha’s illustrious racing heritage.
Developed without compromise using YZR-M1 MotoGP technology, the R1 was born for the track. 200PS, 199kg and 1,405mm wheelbase give an insight into its capabilities. But it’s what you can’t see that makes this focused superbike so special.
Its central nervous system is a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit that constantly senses chassis motion in 3D, creating controllability over traction, slides, front wheel lift, braking and launches. Yamaha R1. We R1.
2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Cross plane crankshaft, titanium “fracture split” con rods & offset cylinder
• Titanium intake & steel exhaust valves & special “Finger Follower” rocker arms
• Twin injector 45mm throttle body FI & high capacity air box
• Mid ship 4 into 2 into 1 exhaust system with EXUP & titanium header pipes & muffler
• Magnesium wheels, oil pan, cylinder head cover & crankcase covers
• Yamaha Ride Control: PWR / TCS / SCS / LIF / LCS / QSS plus YCC-T & YCC-I
• Compact, lightweight aluminum Deltabox chassis & swingarm
• ABS & Unified Brake system, with dual 320mm front discs
• MotoGP M1 race bike inspired body design
• TFT multifunction instrument
• LED headlights, position lights & turn signals
2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Cutting-edge Crossplane Engine
The 998cc in-line 4-cylinder, crossplane crankshaft engine features titanium fracture-split connecting rods, which are an industry first for a production motorcycle. The specific titanium alloy used to manufacture the new connecting rods is around 60% lighter than steel, and this major reduction in weight gives the R1 engine a responsive and potent character at high rpm. This stunning engine delivers extremely high horsepower and a strong pulse of linear torque.
Compact Stacked Transmission
A 6-speed transmission has also been adopted to match the new engine. The transmission “stacks” the input/output shafts to centralize mass and to keep the overall engine size shorter front to back, which optimizes engine placement in the frame for outstanding weight balance.
Advanced rocker-arm valve actuation uses the arm’s lever ratio to allow for larger valve lift while using lower cam lobes and reduced spring pressure, further boosting power.
Lightweight Engine Components
Lightweight magnesium covers are used to further reduce engine weight.
Titanium Exhaust System
The R1 is equipped with an exhaust system manufactured mainly from titanium. Plus, a compact midship muffler contributes to mass
Assist and slipper clutch is used to give the rider more confident downshifts when entering corners aggressively, while still handling
the torque of the R1’s high-output inline-four motor.
Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) uses six axes of measurement: It consists of a gyro sensor that measures pitch, roll, and yaw, as well as an accelerometer, or G-sensor, that measures acceleration in the fore-aft, up-down, and right-left directions… all at a rate of 125 calculations per second. The IMU communicates with the ECU, which activates the technologies in Yamaha Ride Control (YRC). YRC includes Power Mode, Traction Control System, Slide Control System, Lift Control
System, Launch Control System and Quick Shift System. All these systems are adjustable and can be saved within four presets in the YRC system.
Power Delivery Mode (PWR), similar to the earlier “D-Mode” system, lets the rider choose from four settings of throttle-valve opening rate in relation to the degree of throttle-grip opening to best match their riding conditions.
Lean Angle Sensitive TCS
Variable Traction Control System (TCS) reduces rear wheel spin when exiting corners, calculating differences in wheels speeds and in relation to lean angle. As lean angle increases, so does the amount of intervention… with ten separate settings (off and 1-9) enabling the rider to dial in the exact level of control needed.
Slide Control System (SCS), the first of its kind on a production motorcycle, comes directly from the YZR-M1. It works in tandem with the IMU, where, if a slide is detected while accelerating during hard leaning conditions, the ECU will step in and control engine power to reduce the slide. This too can be adjusted by the rider. Four settings (1-3 and off).
Lift Control System
Lift Control System (LIF) IMU detects the front to rear pitch rate and the ECU controls engine power to reduce the front wheel lift during acceleration. Four settings (1-3 and off).
Race Start Control
Launch Control System (LCS) limits engine rpms to 10,000 even with wide open throttle. It maintains optimum engine output in
conjunction with input from the TCS and LIF systems to maximize acceleration from a standing start. Three setting levels regulate the
effect (1-2 and off).
Quick Shift System (QSS) cuts engine output so riders can up-shift without using the clutch and closing the throttle for quicker lap times, also with three variable settings (1-2 and off).
The R1 uses YCC-T® (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle), fly-by-wire technology providing optimum power delivery. YCC-I® is Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake which is a variable intake system that broadens the spread of power in both low and high rpm.
Full Color Instruments
The R1 features a brilliant full-color, thin-film transistor LCD meter, including front brake pressure and fore/aft G-force readouts, giving the rider even more feedback from the machine. It features both street mode and a track mode that focuses on performance information, such as YRC settings, a zoomed-in view of the tachometer in the upper rpm range, a lap timer with best lap and last lap feature, gear position indicator and speed.
Aluminum Deltabox® frame and magnesium subframe contribute to a light weight and compact chassis design. The aluminum frame is both strong and flexible, with rigid engine mounts, making the engine a stressed member of the frame for optimal rigidity balance and great cornering performance on the race track.
Full Adjustable KYB® Fork
The R1 features an advanced inverted KYB® front fork with 43mm inner tubes and a 4.7 inch stroke with full adjustability, for incredible front-end feel on the track.
Linkage-type KYB® Shock
The fully adjustable KYB® shock has a rear bottom link pivot position that is optimally placed to provide exceptional handling, and excellent transmission of engine torque to the track surface.
Compact Chassis Dimensions
The wheelbase is 10mm shorter than the 2014 YZF-R1 adding to cornering performance. However, the ratio of swing arm length to
wheelbase is 40.5% for excellent handling.
Aluminum Fuel Tank
An aluminum 4.5 gallon fuel tank, weighing in at a full 3.5 pounds less than a comparable steel tank, further reduces overall weight.
Powerful, Controllable Brakes
The track developed and tested racing ABS and Unified Braking System provide maximum braking performance. UBS inhibits unwanted rear end motion during braking by activating the rear brake when the front brake is applied, with force distribution based on the bike’s attitude and lean angle. ADVICS 4-piston radial mounted front calipers ride on big 320mm rotors for excellent stopping power.
Race-ready Magnesium Wheels
10-spoke cast magnesium wheels that reduce rotational mass by 1.9 pounds over the 2014 model reduce unsprung weight for quick
direction changes and improved handling.
Dynamic “M1” inspired styling that creates a more compact profile with improved aerodynamics.
Compact LED Headlights
LED headlights are both lightweight and compact allowing for a more streamlined design and layout of the front face.
LED front turn signals are integrated into the mirrors for improved aerodynamics, while an LED tail light is stylish and highly visible.
Factory Level Telemetry
Available as an option is the Yamaha-exclusive Communication Control Unit. The CCU allows riders to communicate with the vehicle via Wi-Fi through Yamaha’s exclusive Y-TRAC smartphone and tablet app. The system is comprised of the CCU and GPS antenna, running data can be recorded via a data logger, with course mapping and automatic lap timing managed by GPS. This data can then be wirelessly downloaded to the Android® or Apple® iOS® app where it can be analyzed. Changes to settings can be made via the Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) Setting app and then uploaded back to the R1.
2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $16,990 – 60th Anniversary Yellow – Available from February 2016
$16,490 – Matte Gray – Available from February 2016
$16,490 – Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver – Available from February 2016
Engine Type 998cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC; 16
Bore x Stroke 79.0mm x 50.9mm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive O-ring chain
Suspension / Front 43mm KYB® inverted fork; fully adjustable; 4.7-
Suspension / Rear KYB® Single shock w/piggyback reservoir, 4-way
adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual 320mm hydraulic disc; 4-piston caliper,
Unified Brake System and ABS
Brakes / Rear 220mm disc; Unified Brake System and ABS
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear 190/55ZR17
L x W x H 80.9 in x 27.2 in x 45.3 in
Seat Height 33.7 in
Wheelbase 55.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.0°
Trail 4.0 in
Ground Clearance 5.1 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Fuel Economy 34 mpg
Wet Weight 439 lb / CA model 441 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color 60th Anniversary Yellow; Matte Gray; Team
Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver
** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha.
Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle,
accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $19499 CDN
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valves (4-valves / cyl), in-line four
BORE AND STROKE
79 x 50.9mm
11.5 kg-m (83.2 ft-lbs.) @ 11,500 rpm
YCC-T, YCC-I, PWR, TCS, LCS, LIF, SCS, QSS
Mikuni 45mm throttle body FI
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION±
14.4kpl / 40.6mpg (Imp.)
IGNITION / STARTING
TCI / Electric
520 series “O” ring chain
Fully adj. 43mm inverted fork / 120 mm (4.7″) wheel travel
Fully adj. bottom link Monocross / 120mm (4.7″) wheel travel
Dual 320mm discs / 4-piston calipers / ABS & Unified
220mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS & Unified
/// CRITICAL DATA
2,055 mm (80.9″)
690 mm (27.2″)
1,150 mm (45.3″)
RAKE / TRAIL
24° / 102mm
130 mm (5.1″)
855 mm (33.7″)
17 litres (3.7 Imp. gal.)
60th Anniversary Yellow & Black
Deep Purplish Metallic Blue
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine type liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
Bore x stroke 79.0 mm x 50.9 mm
Compression ratio 13.0 : 1
Maximum power 147.1 kW (200.0PS) @ 13,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 112.4 Nm (11.5 kg-m) @ 11,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch Type Wet, Multiple Disc
Carburettor Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI (digital)
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Frame Aluminium Deltabox
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ã˜ 43 mm
Front travel 120 mm
Caster Angle 24º
Trail 102 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm, (link suspension)
Rear Travel 120 mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ã˜ 320 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ã˜ 220 mm
Front tyre 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tyre 190/55 ZR17M/C (75W)
Overall length 2,055 mm
Overall width 690 mm
Overall height 1,150 mm
Seat height 855 mm
Wheel base 1,405 mm
Minimum ground clearance 130 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 199 kg
Fuel tank capacity 17 litres
Oil tank capacity 3.9 litres
*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by an authorized dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.
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