2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 Details and Photos

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Inspired by Yamaha's M1 MotoGP race bike, the latest generation R1 comes as the Japanese company’s technical "Tour de Force." Featuring a crossplane crankshaft design with an uneven firing order, the 2011 Yamaha R1 has reportedly been designed to be the "Ultimate Cornering Master" of the open super sport class.

The all new 2011 YZF-R1 is fitted with a 998cc, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line 4 engine developing 182 hp at 12500 rpm and 115.5 Nm (85 lb.ft.) of torque at 10,000 rpm, and delivering a fuel consumption of 40mpg (5.88 l/100km).

The sportbike also uses a compact close-ratio 6-speed transmission that features optimized gear ratios, a multi plate clutch, and a 4 into 2 into 1 into 2 titanium exhaust system with dual under seat mufflers.

In addition to that, an aluminum Deltabox frame has been designed to offer an optimized rigidity balance to maximize handling performance. Finished in black, this frame boasts a compact 1415 mm (55.7-inch) wheelbase. The chassis offers a 56 degree lean angle.

Race inspired lightweight instrumentation includes an analog tachometer plus digital speedo, dual tripmeters, clock, coolant temperature and fuel trip meter. This console also features adjustable back lighting, adjustable shift light and a low fuel warning light.

Other key features include a gear position indicator, accelerator opening angle indicator, engine mode indicator integrated stop watch, lap timer with split time mode and an air intake temperature display. The lap timer is controlled by the starter switch button for added convenience and ease of use.

Adjustable footrests can be raised 15mm upward and 3mm backward if desired, the windshield features a "screw less" design, the fairing features a slant nose front profile, while the 18 litre (4.8 gallons) fuel tank provides excellent knee grip.

Full spec list is detailed below:
  • Engine - Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
  • Capacity - 998cc
  • Bore x Stroke 78 X 52.2 mm
  • Compression Ratio 12.8:1
  • Induction - Fuel Injection
  • Ignition  /  Starting - TCI  /  electric Clutch Cable-operated multiplate wet slipper clutch.
  • Max Power - 133.9 kW 182 hp @ 12500 rpm
  • Max Torque - 115.5 Nm 11.8 kg-m @ 10000 rpm
  • Transmission  /  Drive - 6 Speed  /  chain
  • Gear Ratio - 1st  38/15 (2.533)  2nd 33/16 (2.063)  3rd 37/21 (1.762)  4th 35/23 (1.522)  5th 30/22 (1.364)  6th 33/26 (1.269)
  • Frame - Deltabox V aluminium
  • Front Suspension - 43mm inverted telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, compression damping, rebound damping; wheel  travel
  • Rear Suspension - Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; adjustable for hi-/lo-speed compression damping, rebound damping, spring preload, 120mm wheel travel.
  • Front Brakes - 2x 310mm discs 6 piston calipers
  • Rear Brakes - Single 220mm disc 1 piston caliper
  • Front Tyre - 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear Tyre - 190/55 ZR17 Seat Height 835 mm
  • Wet-Weight - 206 kg
  • Fuel Capacity - 18 Litres
  • Standing Quarter Mile - 10.5 sec
  • Top Speed - 280.9 km/h (174 mph)
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