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– 2003 Yamaha YZF-R1 Review
2003 Yamaha YZF-R1
Boundaries are for pushing…
Our engineers live for sportbikes. They’re never satisfied and continually push the boundaries of what’s possible.
Perfection may not be attainable in this lifetime, if you listen to the philosophers. Our best refutation of that ridiculous argument is the 2004 Yamaha YZF-R1 is a motorcycle that represents just how close we’ve come to refining the 20-valve, Deltabox III-framed R1 into the rippingest two-wheeled conveyance ever released on planet Earth. The worldwide media has tripped all over itself heaping praise upon the R1 ever since its introduction, including being named Sport Rider magazine’s Bike of the Year not once, but twice!
2003 Yamaha YZF-R1 Features and Benefits
2003 Yamaha YZF-R1 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $10,299; $10,399 Black with Red flame graphics USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Length 80.3 in.
Height 43.5 in.
Width 27.4 in.
Weight 382 lbs.
Wheelbase 54.9 in.
Seat Height 32.3 in.
Engine 998cc, liquid-cooled, 20-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder
Bore x Stroke 74 X 58mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Carburetion Suction-Piston Type Fuel Injection w/40mm throttle bodies (4) w/throttle position and RPM sensors
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
Ignition Digital TCI
Final Drive #530 O-ring chain
Brakes Front: Dual 298mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers
Rear: 220mm disc w/2-piston pin-slide caliper
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR17
Suspension Front: 43mm inverted telescopic fork w/adj. preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.7″ travel
Rear: Single shock w/piggyback reservoir and adj. preload, compression and rebound damping; 5.1″ travel
Team Yamaha Blue/White
Black with Red flame graphics
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations. Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.