All-new, light, powerful and packed with trickle-down MotoGP trickery, the YZF-R1 is the most advanced Open-class production motorcycle ever built.

  • 2007 Yamaha YZF-R1
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    16-valve, DOHC, inline four-cylinder
  • Transmission:
    6-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch
  • Displacement:
    998cc L
  • Price:

All-new inline four-cylinder engine is the most powerful, tractable R1 powerplant ever, thanks partially to the world’s first electronic variable-length intake funnel system. The YZF-R1 uses the YCC-T fly-by-wire throttle system for flawless response under all conditions. Slipper-type back torque-limiting clutch greatly facilitates braking/downshifting from high speed.
All-new aluminum Deltabox frame and swingarm take Open-class handling to the next performance level. New, six-piston radial-mount front brake calipers and 310mm discs generate the kind of braking power a bike like the new R1 requires.

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Short-stroke 998cc DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled inline four- cylinder engine produces more tractable power than ever.
Yamaha Chip Control Throttle controls a 32-bit ECU fuel injection system for super-responsive, smooth, instantaneous power delivery.
Yamaha Chip Control Intake electronically adjusts intake funnel length between either 65 or 140mm for an amazingly broad, smooth powerband.
Two-piece ergonomically designed fuel tank carries fuel in the rear section, for good centralization of mass, while the front half contains a Ram-Air-fed airbox for increased power.
Lay-down design cylinder head optimizes weight distribution, straightens intake tracts for improved cylinder filling, and allows frame to pass over instead of around the engine for great strength and a narrow chassis.
Closed-deck cylinder block increases strength and allows a narrow engine in spite of big, 77mm bores.
Narrow-angle four-valve combustion chambers produce a highly efficient 12.7:1 compression ratio; 31mm titanium intake valves and 25mm exhausts controlled by new, high-lift cams flow plenty of air.
Light and strong nutless connecting rods with fractured big ends produce a quick-revving engine with excellent high-rpm durability.
High silicon-content ceramic-composite cylinder sleeves ensure great heat dissipation for consistent power delivery and reduced friction.
Close-ratio six-speed gearbox with triangulated shaft layout for great strength, compactness, and quicker acceleration.
Ramp-type slipper clutch makes braking from speed into tight corners while downshifting smoother and therefore faster.
Redesigned titanium underseat exhaust system (with stainless steel midpipe and catalyst) provides excellent cornering clearance and a broad, seamless powerband.
13-percent greater radiator capacity and an aluminum liquid-cooled oil cooler maintain stable operating temperature.
Direct ignition coils, dual-electrode spark plugs and high-output magneto deliver extremely accurate, reliable firing.
AC generator behind cylinder block produces a narrow engine with excellent cornering clearance.

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An all-new Deltabox frame tuned for optimal flex carries the lay-down four-cylinder stressed-member style, for great handling and efficient aerodynamic penetration.
A new truss-type swingarm is extremely strong and tuned for optimal traction and feedback.
Dual 310mm front disc brakes; new, six-piston radial-mount calipers and Brembo radial-pump front master cylinder with adjustable lever deliver amazing braking power and feel.
Fully adjustable KYB inverted telescopic front fork with 43mm tubes has been revalved to complement other chassis changes. 
Piggyback rear shock now offers both high- and low-speed compression adjustability, rebound damping and a new, twist-style spring preload adjuster.
Light, five-spoke wheels enhance acceleration, deceleration, handling and suspension action.

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Additional Features:

Redesigned headlights provide great illumination and distinctive style, while the LED taillight is light, bright and highly efficient.
Adjustable LCD illumination and multi-function digital gauges: adjustable shift light, odometer, dual tripmeters, water temperature, air temperature, full-time clock, lap timer and large 15,000 rpm analog tachometer.
New-design fairing with bigger Ram-Air intakes and screwless windscreen provides maximum aerodynamic efficiency and engine performance.
Sticky 120/70-ZR17 and 190/50-ZR17 radial tires for incredible grip and precise handling.
Forged footpegs are extra durable and light.
Extensive use of hollow bolts and lightweight fasteners helps trim overall weight.
8.6 AH battery is compact and light.
Durable #530 O-ring–sealed drive chain.
Standard toolkit located in convenient storage compartment under passenger seat.



  • Type: 998cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC, inline four-cylinder
  • Bore x Stroke: 77 x 53.6mm
  • Compression Ratio: 12.7:1
  • Carburetion: Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
  • Ignition: TCI
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch
  • Final Drive: #530 O-ring chain


  • Suspension/Front: 43mm inverted telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, compression damping, rebound damping; 4.7" travel
  • Suspension/Rear: SSingle shock w/piggyback reservoir; adjustable for hi-/lo-speed compression damping, rebound damping, spring preload
  • Brakes/Front: Dual 310mm discs; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers
  • Brakes/Rear: 220mm disc w/single-piston caliper
  • Tires/Front: 120/70-ZR17
  • Tires/Rear: 190/50-ZR17

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  • Length: 81.1"
  • Width: 28.3"
  • Height: 43.7"
  • Seat Height: 32.9”
  • Wheelbase: 55.7”
  • Rake (Caster Angle): 24.0°
  • Trail: 4.0”
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.75 gal.
  • Dry Weight: 381 lbs.


  • Primary Reduction Ratio: 65/43 (1.512)
  • Secondary Reduction Ratio: 45/17 (2.647)
  • Gear Ratio - 1st Gear: 38/15 (2.533)
  • Gear Ratio - 2nd Gear: 33/16 (2.063)
  • Gear Ratio - 3rd Gear: 37/21 (1.762)
  • Gear Ratio - 4th Gear: 35/23 (1.522)
  • Gear Ratio - 5th Gear: 30/22 (1.364)
  • Gear Ratio - 6th Gear: 33/26 (1.269)
What do you think?
Show Comments


  (6023) posted on 03.5.2008

just buy last years model and save a little cash . they will not be any diff. not enough to tell . you’ll still have a blast .my top speed was 193 mph . but i want do it again . i just like to ride on one wheel , lmao while i’m get a leg up ...... p.s. the R stands for rush R1 memphis maniac

  (6023) posted on 12.4.2006

Not sure about the dyno chart, but I pick my bike up this week in denver... I feel like I have been waiting forever, (I put $ early in Nov.) ... can’t wait!

  (6023) posted on 12.2.2006

Cops be warned!! I never owned a streetbike before but I’m going to buy an r1 and rip the in streets apart, with no remorse.

  (6023) posted on 11.29.2006

hope you guys aren’t disappointed again this year. there performance has ed in recent years.

  (6023) posted on 11.28.2006

Put my deposit down the day after the 2007 information was released. My bike comes in Janurary or Feburary. Has any U.S. dealer received their bikes yet? I’m dying for a dyno chart. And is there any difference between the U.S. version vs. the Euro version besides the colors. I’m seeing differences/misleading advertizing in the weight 390-381. ?due to emissions? or marketing? And differences in the peak hp 186.4-189hp. Are these real or are they advertizing schemes as was the 2006 R6 and the false 17,500 rpm redline.

  (6023) posted on 11.15.2006

I’m walking in the Yamaha dealer 1/4 mile from my house, after leaving my office tomorrow. I’m buying 1 of these to compliment my Quicksilver ’04 R1. I’m also buying and walking outta there with a Bill Balance edition YFZ 450(tomorrow is gonna be a good day!). The 450 is goin’ with me to Glamis this weekend and Dumont Dunes Thanksgiving weekend.... See ya there!

  (6023) posted on 11.13.2006

Pretty rad... I to, just put a deposit down on last week... I’m just waiting for it to arrive now. Does anyone know when accessories will come out?

  (6023) posted on 11.5.2006

guys i took a personal loan got 109 000 in my bank should i buy a new 2006 r1 or wait for 2007 release?won’t it cost more???

  (6023) posted on 11.5.2006

just put my deposit on one here in richardson, tx on 11-3-06

  (6023) posted on 10.26.2006

I like it, i would buy one but the R6 is good for me right now. Bike looks like it rips.

  (6023) posted on 10.21.2006

just put a deposit on one yesterday

  (6023) posted on 10.17.2006

awsome just awsome it’s sure is a buety, i’ll take one.

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