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2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 Guide

2022 Yamaha YZF-R1

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Introducing the new 2022 Yamaha YZF-R1…

Just about everything on the latest R1 can directly trace its origins back to the racetrack, where Yamaha’s race winning MotoGP® and WorldSBK bikes have been developing and testing the advanced technology that you can now see and experience on your R1.

Featuring next‑generation R‑Series styling, sophisticated electronic control, supersport braking and suspension performance and a high‑performance crossplane engine.

Right from the very start the R1 was developed without compromise, and this pure and focused design philosophy is what makes this high-tech race-bred Yamaha the most exciting supersport bike of our time.

R history. Your future.
Every piece of advanced technology on the R1 has been developed using the knowledge gained from Yamaha’s involvement in racing at the highest level. The remarkable 998cc 4-cylinder EU5 crossplane engine is a direct descendant of the M1 unit – while the aerodynamic bodywork comes straight from racetrack development.

But above all, it’s the R1’s incredible array of smart electronics that make this bike so very special. Equipped with everything from a ride-by-wire throttle through to a Launch Control System (LCS), Engine Brake Management (EBM) as well as Brake Control (BC) and much more, this is the ultimate Yamaha supersport that is built to lead the way on the road and track. And it comes in a sporty new duo-tone Icon Blue with matte blue colour scheme, as well as the dynamic Yamaha Black option.





2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 Key Features

At a glance

  • Aerodynamic M1-style bodywork
  • High-efficiency 998cc EU5 engine
  • High-quality finish with new duo-tone colouring
  • 43 mm KYB front forks
  • Brake Control (BC) system
  • Engine Brake Management (EBM) system
  • Next generation LED headlights and position lights
  • Ride-by-wire APSG throttle
  • Launch Control (LCS) system
  • High-friction brake pads
  • Bridgestone Battlax RS11 tyres – 200 wide rear
  • TFT instruments with EBM and BC displays


  • MotoGP®-Derived Crossplane Crankshaft Engine
    The 998cc inline-four-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s exclusive crossplane crankshaft technology derived from Yamaha’s YZR-M1 MotoGP® race bike. Every aspect of this unique engine is built to thrill.
  • Digital Superbike Technology
    The R1 features a cableless ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®) system that transforms the rider’s inputs into motion, with a full suite of IMU-powered electronic rider aids that bring new meaning to the term “rider confidence.”
  • Superbike Brakes & Tires
    The YZF-R1 utilizes track-focused braking hardware, featuring potent 4-piston radial-mounted front calipers, stainless steel front brake lines, big 320mm front rotors with high-friction pads and a compact ABS unit. The Bridgestone® RS11 tires ensure true racetrack-ready traction with balanced road feel and handling.
  • Sharp, Sleek Styling
    The YZF-R1 features beautifully integrated bodywork and sleek, stylish lines which create an unmistakably aggressive, aerodynamic profile.
  • Legendary R-Series Handling
    Built around Yamaha’s refined Deltabox aluminum frame technology and mounting high-spec, fully-adjustable KYB® suspension, the YZF-R1 exemplifies over 20 years of chassis technology developed on racetracks around the world.
  • Next Level R-Series Evolution
    In developing the R1, Yamaha engineers combined feedback gleaned from top-level riders and the world’s most challenging race circuits. Advanced electronic systems boost rider confidence and control while the engine, suspension, brakes and aerodynamics complete the package.




2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 Features and Benefits


  • Cutting-Edge CP4® Engine
    The R1’s 998cc inline-four-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s exclusive crossplane crankshaft technology derived from Yamaha’s YZR-M1 MotoGP® race bike. By equalizing inertial forces at the crankshaft, the CP4 motor delivers a direct feeling of linear torque, giving the rider the ultimate connection between throttle grip and the rear wheel.
  • High-Output Engine Technology
    Titanium connecting rods use Yamaha’s precision fracture-split method to ensure maximum reliability with minimal weight. Combined with titanium intake valves and forged pistons, these lightweight parts help achieve the CP4’s high redline and over-rev capability. The cylinder block is also offset from the crankshaft, reducing friction loads on the pistons and bores.
  • High-Performance Intake System
    The cylinder head, intake system, fuel injectors and airbox work together to enhance part-throttle performance. And by creating a smaller and shorter intake tract, new injectors are able to spray fuel directly against the intake valves for improved fuel atomization.
  • Refined Rocker-Arm Valvetrain
    Compact rocker-arm valve actuation uses optimized geometry to allow for larger valve lift than conventional cam-driven systems, while using lower cam lobes and reduced spring pressure to reduce friction losses.
  • Titanium Exhaust System
    The R1 is equipped with a muffler and heat shields manufactured primarily from lightweight titanium. The compact midship muffler also centralizes mass low in the frame and as close to the center of the machine as possible for optimal handling.
  • Compact Stacked Transmission
    A 6-speed transmission features close-ratio gearing to best match the high-revving engine. The transmission also “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 Clutch
    Yamaha’s assist and slipper clutch is used to give the rider more confident downshifts when entering corners aggressively, while still smoothly handling the torque of the R1’s high-output motor.



  • Brake Control (BC) System with ABS
    Developed on racetracks around the world, Yamaha’s Brake Control (BC) System works with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to minimize brake slip under aggressive braking or on less than ideal surfaces. The adjustable BC System uses the IMU to provide progressive brake force intervention as lean angle increases which boosts rider confidence when braking mid-corner.
  • Supersport Braking Components
    The YZF-R1 features 4-piston radial-mounted front calipers riding on big 320mm rotors for excellent stopping power, with a high-friction pad compound, and supported by a 220mm rear disc with compact floating caliper. The ABS hydraulic unit is light and compact, and the high-quality braided stainless steel front lines provide firm yet responsive control and feel.
  • Fully Adjustable KYB® Fork
    The R1 features an 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. The shim-stack damping pistons improve road feel under aggressive conditions. All adjustments are also made on the top of the fork legs for simplified tuning.
  • Linkage-Type KYB® Shock
    The fully adjustable KYB® shock utilizes a rear bottom link pivot position that is optimally placed to provide exceptional handling and excellent transmission of engine torque to the track surface. Internal settings are also revised to match the upgraded front fork.
  • Bridgestone® RS11 Tires
    The R1 mounts the latest Bridgestone® RS11 tires which are designed to offer true racetrack-ready traction with balanced road feel and handling.
  • Race-Ready Magnesium Wheels
    The 10-spoke cast magnesium wheels significantly lower rotational mass compared to conventional aluminum cast alloy rims, reducing unsprung weight for quicker direction changes and responsive handling.
  • Compact Deltabox Frame
    The slim aluminum Deltabox frame, magnesium subframe and aluminum swingarm contribute to a compact chassis design with outstanding track-focused handling. The motor mounts use the engine as a stressed member of the frame for optimal rigidity balance and fantastic cornering performance on the race track.
  • Aluminum Fuel Tank
    The aluminum alloy fuel tank weighs in at a full 3.5 pounds less than a comparable steel tank, further reducing overall weight, and is sculpted to give the rider a natural lower body connection to the machine.



  • Sleek Styling
    The YZF-R1 features beautifully integrated bodywork and sleek, stylish lines which create an unmistakably aggressive, aerodynamic profile.
  • All-LED Lighting
    LED headlights are both lightweight and compact, allowing for a more streamlined design of the front cowling with excellent visibility. The lights deliver a broad spread of illumination. LED front turn signals are integrated into the mirrors for improved aerodynamics while the LED tail light is stylish and highly visible.
  • Full-Color Instruments
    The R1 features a brilliant full-color, thin-film transistor (TFT) meter, with front brake pressure and fore/aft G-force readouts which give the rider feedback from the machine. It features both street mode and a track mode that focuses on performance information, such as YRC settings (including EBM and BC systems), a zoomed-in view of the tachometer in the upper rpm range, a lap timer, gear position indicator and speed.



  • Ride-by-Wire Throttle System
    The R1 features a ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®) system built around the Accelerator Position Sensor with Grip (APSG), which eliminates the throttle cables. As before, YCC-T precisely senses throttle input by the rider and actuates the throttle valves to actively control intake volume, allowing for cutting-edge computerized engine management but in a lighter package.
  • Variable Intake System
    The YZF-R1 features Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I®), a variable intake system that broadens the spread of power across the entire rpm range. By actively adjusting the length of the intake based on engine speed, the CP4 engine is able to provide a broad spread of power across the rpm range.
  • MotoGP®-Level Controllability
    Yamaha’s Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) combines a gyro sensor and G-sensor accelerometer that measures all six axes of movement in 3-D space at a rate of 125 calculations per second. This information is fed into the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to create a detailed picture of the motorcycle’s position, which then powers the R1’s rider-assisting technology package, Yamaha Ride Control (YRC).
  • Engine Brake Management (EBM)
    The YZF-R1 features an Engine Brake Management (EBM) system that allows the rider to adjust engine braking to suit personal preferences and track conditions. The EBM system offers three levels of engine brake force to allow smoother corner entry.
  • Power Delivery Mode (PWR)
    Power Delivery Mode (PWR) lets the rider adjust engine response to best match their preferences and riding conditions, adjusting throttle feel, responsiveness and overall power. The PWR system offers four settings of progressive power delivery.
  • Lean Angle-Sensitive Traction Control System (TCS)
    The R1’s Traction Control System (TCS) calculates the differences in front and rear wheel speeds to monitor and reduce unwanted wheel spin during hard acceleration. Unlike many simplified TC systems, the R1 also uses the IMU to calculate lean angle, then adjusts the amount of TCS intervention to best suit the rider’s demands. The TCS offers ten separate settings enabling the rider to dial in the exact level of control needed.
  • MotoGP®-Developed Slide Control System (SCS)
    Yamaha’s Slide Control System (SCS) comes directly from the Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP® race bike. By using the IMU to detect lateral slides under hard cornering acceleration, the ECU intervenes to regulate power delivery and seamlessly control the motorcycle’s cornering attitude. The SCS features four settings to suit rider preferences and track conditions.
  • Lift Control System (LIF)
    The Lift Control System (LIF) utilizes the IMU to detect when the motorcycle’s nose pitches upwards higher or faster than desired, then progressively regulates engine power to maintain chassis attitude with minimal loss of forward drive. LIF offers four settings of adjustment for fine tuning
  • Launch Control System (LCS)
    Built to deliver an optimum racetrack start every time, the R1’s Launch Control System (LCS) limits maximum engine rpm and throttle plate opening with input from the TCS and LIF systems to maximize acceleration from a standing start. The LCS offers three setting levels to adjust engine control and output.
  • Up & Down Quick Shift System (QSS)
    The Up & Down Quick Shift System (QSS) uses a sensor on the shift linkage to modulate power during shifting, allowing for split-second clutchless shifts up and down through the gearbox. Full-throttle upshifts maximize forward drive under power, while the ECU precisely matches engine speed while downshifting for nearly instantaneous gear changes with minimal chassis disruption. The QSS can be adjusted between three settings with independent downshift function control.




2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17599 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $22199 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 998cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC; 4- valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 79.0mm x 50.9mm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Transmission 6-speed; wet multiplate assist and slipper clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front 43mm KYB® inverted fork, fully adjustable; 4.7- in travel
Suspension / Rear KYB® single shock, fully adjustable; 4.7-in
Brakes / Front Dual 320mm hydraulic disc; Brake Control
System and ABS
Brakes / Rear 220mm hydraulic disc; Brake Control System and
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17 Bridgestone® BATTLAX RACING STREET RS11F
Tires / Rear 190/55ZR17 Bridgestone® BATTLAX RACING STREET RS11R
L x W x H 80.9 in x 27.2 in x 45.9 in
Seat Height 33.7 in
Wheelbase 55.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.0°
Trail 4.0 in
Maximum Ground
5.1 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Fuel Economy** 33 mpg
Wet Weight*** 448 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue; Performance Black




2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 – Canada Specifications/Technical Details



ENGINE Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valves (4-valves / cyl), in-line four
BORE AND STROKE 79 x 50.9 mm
MAXIMUM TORQUE 11.5 kg-m (83.2 ft-lb.) @ 11,500 rpm
FUEL DELIVERY Mikuni 45 mm throttle body FI with twin injectors (primary & secondary)
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION± 14.4 kpl / 40.6 mpg (Imp.)
FINAL DRIVE 520 series O-ring chain



SUSPENSION (FRONT) Fully adj. 43 mm inverted fork / 120 mm (4.7″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Fully adj. bottom link Monocross / 120 mm (4.7″) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) Dual 320 mm discs / radial mount, 4-piston calipers / ABS & UBS-equipped
BRAKES (REAR) 220 mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS
TIRES (FRONT) 120/70ZR17
TIRES (REAR) 190/55ZR17



LENGTH 2,055 mm (80.9″)
WIDTH 690 mm (27.2″)
HEIGHT 1,150 mm (45.3″)
WHEELBASE 1,405 mm (55.3″)
RAKE / TRAIL 24° / 102 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 130 mm (5.1″)
SEAT HEIGHT 855 mm (33.7″)
FUEL CAPACITY 17 litres (3.7 Imp. gal.)
WET WEIGHT 201 kg (443 lb.)
COLOUR(S) World GP 60th Anniversary Edition
Yamaha Racing Blue
Performance Black





2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 – European Specifications/Technical Details
  • Engine

Engine type

Liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, EURO5, 4-stroke, 4-valves, DOHC


998 cc

Bore x stroke

79.0 × 50.9 mm

Compression ratio

13,0 : 1

Maximum power

147,1 kW (200.0 PS) @ 13.500 rpm

Maximum torque

113.3 Nm (11.6 kg-m) @ 11,500 rpm

Lubrication system

Wet sump

Clutch type

Wet, Multiple Disc

Ignition system


Starter system


Transmission system

Constant Mesh, 6-speed

Final transmission


Fuel consumption

7.2 L/100 km

CO2 emission

168 g / km

Fuel system

Electronic Fuel Injection


  • Chassis


Aluminium Deltabox, Diamond

Caster angle



102 mm

Front suspension system

Telescopic forks

Rear suspension system

(link suspension), Swingarm

Front travel

120 mm

Rear travel

120 mm

Front brake

Hydraulic dual discs, Ø320 mm

Rear brake

Hydraulic single disc, Ø220 mm

Front tyre

120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) Tubeless

Rear tyre

190/55 ZR17M/C (75W) Tubeless


  • Dimensions

Overall length

2.055 mm

Overall width

690 mm

Overall height

1.165 mm

Seat height

855 mm

Wheel base

1.405 mm

Minimum ground clearance

130 mm

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)

201 kg

Fuel tank capacity

17 L

Oil tank capacity

4,9 L





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