Yamaha YZF-R1, incepted in 1998, is a sports bike produced by Yamaha Motor Company. The bike successfully puts together the awesome power of the true liter class (1,000cc) with the lightweight and responsiveness of a 600-class chassis. The bike enthralls the young guys, who go for style and speed. When Government of India to relax the norms for importing the bikes in 800cc + segment. The bike is available in India at approximate Rs 11 lakhs.
The bike is equipped with a short-stroke 998cc DOHC, 20-valve, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine that delivers a peak power of 175 bhp.
Redesigned headlights with LED taillight impart YZF R1 a distinctive look. Cool headlights give great illumination and ease drive in nights. Multi Function digital console looks cool. YZF-R1 has a strong body line that springs up in a single line from the rear axle to the pivot and then to the head pipe. This is an expression of the straight shape of the Deltabox frame. Viewed from the side, the shape created by the side panel and the upper surface of the tank makes an impression of the center of gravity shifting to the front tire. This represents how the front tire grips the road in its sporty running performance.
The throttle system is assisted by fly by wire Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T) which ensures immediate response in all terrains. Slipper-type clutch system eases shifting gears and braking. The bike has advanced open-class handling and a powerful inline four-cylinder engine. Standard tool kit can be stored under passenger seat. Over the years, despite retaining its sharp look, the R1 has undergone technical upgradations to keep pace with the times. The refurbished Deltabox V frame, revised forks and a 20mm longer swingarm facilitate superb handling in the R1. Shapes of the air intake area and the rear outlet area where the air is scooped out are optimized to better radiator efficiency.