2017 Yamaha YZF-R1


The 2017 YZF-R1® blurs the line between MotoGP and production superbike like never before.

Additional Features

  • MOTOGP® STYLING: Dynamic “M1” inspired styling that creates a more compact profile with improved aerodynamics.
  • COMPACT LED HEADLIGHTS: LED headlights are both lightweight and compact allowing for a more streamlined design and layout of the front face.
  • LED LIGHTING: LED front turn signals are integrated into the mirrors for improved aerodynamics, while an LED tail light is stylish and highly visible.
  • FACTORY LEVEL TELEMETRY: Available as an option is the Yamaha-exclusive Communication Control Unit. The CCU allows riders to communicate with the vehicle via Wi-Fi through Yamaha’s exclusive Y-TRAC smartphone and tablet app. The system is comprised of the CCU and GPS antenna, running data can be recorded via a data logger, with course mapping and automatic lap timing managed by GPS. This data can then be wirelessly downloaded to the Android® or Apple® iOS® app where it can be analyzed. Changes to settings can be made via the Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) Setting app and then uploaded back to the R1.

Chassis / Suspension

  • DELTABOX® FRAME: Aluminum Deltabox® frame and magnesium subframe contribute to a light weight and compact chassis design. The aluminum frame is both strong and flexible, with rigid engine mounts, making the engine a stressed member of the frame for optimal rigidity balance and great cornering performance on the race track.
  • FULL ADJUSTABLE KYB® FORK: The R1 features an advanced 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.
  • LINKAGE-TYPE KYB® SHOCK: The fully adjustable KYB® shock has a rear bottom link pivot position that is optimally placed to provide exceptional handling, and excellent transmission of engine torque to the track surface.
  • COMPACT CHASSIS DIMENSIONS: The wheelbase is 10mm shorter than the 2014 YZF-R1 adding to cornering performance. However, the ratio of swing arm length to wheelbase is 40.5% for excellent handling.
  • ALUMINUM FUEL TANK: An aluminum 4.5 gallon fuel tank, weighing in at a full 3.5 pounds less than a comparable steel tank, further reduces overall weight.
  • POWERFUL, CONTROLLABLE BRAKES: The track developed and tested racing ABS and Unified Braking System provide maximum braking performance. UBS inhibits unwanted rear end motion during braking by activating the rear brake when the front brake is applied, with force distribution based on the bike’s attitude and lean angle. ADVICS 4-piston radial mounted front calipers ride on big 320mm rotors for excellent stopping power.
  • RACE-READY MAGNESIUM WHEELS: 10-spoke cast magnesium wheels that reduce rotational mass by 1.9 pounds over the 2014 model reduce unsprung weight for quick direction changes and improved handling.


  • CUTTING-EDGE CROSSPLANE ENGINE: The 998cc in-line 4-cylinder, crossplane crankshaft engine features titanium fracture-split connecting rods, which are an industry first for a production motorcycle. The specific titanium alloy used to manufacture the new connecting rods is around 60% lighter than steel, and this major reduction in weight gives the R1 engine a responsive and potent character at high rpm. This stunning engine delivers extremely high horsepower and a strong pulse of linear torque.
  • COMPACT STACKED TRANSMISSION: A 6-speed transmission has also been adopted to match the new engine. The transmission "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.
  • ROCKER-ARM VALVETRAIN: Advanced rocker-arm valve actuation uses the arm’s lever ratio to allow for larger valve lift while using lower cam lobes and reduced spring pressure, further boosting power.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINE COMPONENTS: Lightweight magnesium covers are used to further reduce engine weight.
  • TITANIUM EXHAUST SYSTEM: The R1 is equipped with an exhaust system manufactured mainly from titanium. Plus, a compact midship muffler contributes to mass centralization.
  • ADVANCED CLUTCH: Assist and slipper clutch is used to give the rider more confident downshifts when entering corners aggressively, while still handling the torque of the R1’s high-output inline-four motor.

Top Features

  • CUTTING-EDGE MOTOGP®-DERIVED CROSSPLANE CRANKSHAFT ENGINE: The YZF-R1® features a lightweight and compact crossplane-crankshaft, inline-four-cylinder, 998cc high output engine. Featuring titanium fracture-split connecting rods—the first ever for a production motorcycle—the motor delivers extremely high horsepower and a strong pulse of linear torque for outstanding performance.
  • CLASS-LEADING ELECTRONICS PACKAGE: The YZF-R1 features the most advanced MotoGP®-inspired electronics package ever offered on a supersport machine: a full suite of inter-related technologies, enabling the rider to enjoy the fullest range of performance with great comfort, control, and ease of operation.
  • MOTOGP®-LEVEL CONTROLLABILITY: Featuring the first six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) ever offered on a street-going motorcycle, the 2016 R1 represents the dawn of a new digital era where all riders can experience total 3D controllability.
  • INFORMED SYSTEMS: IMU consists of a gyro sensor that measures pitch, roll, and yaw, as well as an accelerometer, or G-sensor, that measures acceleration in the fore-aft, up-down, and right-left directions… all at a rate of 125 calculations per second. By calculating each signal, the IMU finds the precise vehicle position and movement, and communicates it to the ECU, enabling it to control the bike’s systems.
  • DIGITAL RIDER AIDS: The YZF-R1 is fully equipped with banking-sensitive Traction Control, as well as Slide Control, Wheel Lift Control, Quickshifter, Launch Control, ABS, a Unified Braking System, and much more. The all-new R1 gives street riders, track day participants, and full-on racers an unmatched and unprecedented level of rider-adaptive performance.
  • DELTABOX® FRAME: Advanced aluminum Deltabox® frame uses the engine as a stressed member of the chassis and is designed to provide optimum longitudinal, lateral and torsional rigidity balance.
  • TITANIUM EXHAUST SYSTEM: A lightweight and free-flowing exhaust system with titanium headers and muffler canister features a mid-ship layout, positioned low and in the middle of the chassis for improved mass centralization.
  • MOTOGP® STYLING: The styling on the new R1 is inspired by the YZR-M1, purposely sculpted for maximum aerodynamic efficiency.

General Information

Manufacturer Yamaha
Model Year 2017
Model YZF-R1
Model Code YZFR1
Color Team Yamaha Blue



Front - Dual 320 mm hydraulic disc; 4-piston caliper, UBS and ABS

Rear - 220 mm disc; UBS and ABS


Front - 120/70ZR17

Rear - 190/55ZR17


Length 80.9 in.
Height 45.3 in.
Width 27.2 in.
Weight Wet - 441 lb.
Ground Clearance 5.1 in.
Wheelbase 55.3 in.
Seat Height 33.7 in.


Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring chain


Engine Inline 4-cylinder, DOHC 16 valves
Displacement 998 cc
Bore x Stroke 79 x 50.9 mm
Compression Ratio 13:1
Fuel System Fuel injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
MPG Rating 34 mpg
Ignition TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Clutch Multi-plate slipper
Cooling Liquid



Front - 43 mm KYB® inverted fork, fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travel

Rear - KYB® single shock with piggyback reservoir, 4-way adjustable; 4.7 in. travel

Rake 24°
Trail 4 in.


Additional Colors

Raven Black

Team Yamaha Blue

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)