Looking Back – 1998 Yamaha YZF-R1

1998 Yamaha R1Yamaha upped the sportsbike ante in 1998 with the release of the YZF-R1.  The R1 was a full 1000cc and had more power, less weight, faster handling and super aggressive styling.  With it's distinctive front end styling, there was never any question that you were looking at one serious motorcycle.  Massive sales and great race track success took Yamaha's sportsbike range to the top of sales charts all over the world and the R1 was a leader in it's class.

 Displacement:  998.00 ccm (60.90 cubic inches)
 Engine type:  In-line four
 Stroke:  4
 Power:  150.00 HP (109.5 kW)) @ 10000 RPM
 Torque:  108.00 Nm (11.0 kgf-m or 79.7 ft.lbs) @ 8500 RPM
 Starter:  Electric
 Gearbox:  6-speed
 Dry weight:  177.0 kg (390.2 pounds)
 Seat height:  815 mm (32.1 inches)
 Front brakes:  Dual disc
 Rear brakes:  Single disc
 Top speed:  280.0 km/h (174.0 mph)
 Power/weight ratio:  0.8475 HP/kg


1998 Yamaha R1

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