Yamaha YZF-R1

Launched in 2015 to global press acclaim, the Yamaha YZF-R1 proved itself on and off the track, claiming victory in the Suzuka 8-hour endurance race as well as the British and American Superbike Championship Titles.

Replicating the production motorcycle, the WorldSBK-Spec YZF-R1 is adapted for World Championship competition by removing road-safety aspects such as headlights and wing-mirrors, replacing bodywork with racing items and allowing modifications to engine management, exhaust systems, suspension, brakes and a number of engine parts.

Current regulations stipulate the bike must weight a minimum of 168kg, with power ranging between 750cc and 1200cc, depending on the number of cylinders the engine contains, while the tuning of race machines is now subject to more limitations than in previous years due to the restriction of technical modifications.

2017 Team Presentation – Michael van der Mark
Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
Displacement: 998cc
Bore and Stroke: 79.0mm x 50.9mm
Maximum power: over 220 P.S.
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Clutch type: Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel system: Fuel Injection
Ignition system: Marelli MLE
Starter system: Electric
Transmission system: Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission: Chain
Frame: Aluminium Deltabox
Front suspension system: Ohlins Ø 42 mm
Front travel: 130 mm
Caster angle: 24º (+/- 1º)
Rear suspension system: Swingarm, (link suspension)
Rear travel: 120 mm
Front brake: Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 336mm Brembo
Rear brake: Hydraulic single disc, Ø 218 mm Brembo
Front tyre: 120/70 17” Pirelli
Rear tyre: 200/50 17” Pirelli

Overall length: 2,055 mm
Overall width: 690 mm
Overall height: 1,150 mm
Seat height: 855 mm
Wheel base: 1,450 mm (+/- 15)
Minimum ground clearance: 130 mm
Wet weight: 168 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 24 litres
Oil tank capacity: 3.9 litres