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2018 Motorcycles

Yamaha YZF-R1M. We R1

The YZF-R1M is Yamaha’s most advanced production bike, and its sophisticated technology enables every racer and track rider to discover their true potential.

Its Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) offers precise control over traction, slides, front wheel lift, braking and launches, while the Communication Control Unit lets you analyse running data on tablet or smartphone. The refined Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) with improved damping control delivers ultimate handling.

With its 200PS crossplane engine, upgraded QSS with upshift and downshift – as well as a new ECU and restyled carbon bodywork – the YZF-R1M brings YZR-M1 MotoGP Factory-bike technology to private owners.


•  Revised Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS)
•  Upgraded Quickshift System (QSS)
•  Communication Control Unit with wireless remapping
•  YZR-M1 MotoGP style carbon bodywork
•  998cc 200PS crossplane 4-cylinder engine
•  6-axis IMU with Gyro/G sensors for 3D motion data
•  Lift Control / Launch Control / Slide Control
•  Short wheelbase aluminium Deltabox frame
•  Banking sensitive ABS / Unified Brake System
•  Upward truss type swingarm / magnesium rear frame
•  Magnesium rear frame
•  Exclusive Yamaha Racing Experience for R1M owners


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Revised Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS)

The revised Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) is the most sophisticated system ever developed by Öhlins for a production motorcycle. Its advanced new software gives a higher degree of braking, acceleration and cornering support with improved front-end feel – and a new interface makes suspension set-up quick and easy.

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Communication Control Unit (CCU)

The Communication Control Unit (CCU) has a data logging function that allows you to record a wide range of running data, including lap times, speed, throttle position, GPS tracking, lean angle and more. It can also be used to communicate with the Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) system when viewing, downloading or changing the running modes.

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Lightweight carbon fairing with new finish

One of the many exclusive features on the YZF-R1M is its carbon fairing, and in order to underline the bike's exclusivity, the graphics have been revised for 2018 so that more of this ultra-light material is visible on the fairing panels.

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YZR-M1 derived 200PS crossplane engine

The YZF-R1M is powered by a 998cc crossplane 4 cylinder 4-valve engine that develops 200PS - without ram air pressurization. Derived from our winning YZR-M1 MotoGP bike, its crossplane crankshaft gives an uneven 270° - 180° - 90° - 180° firing sequence for high levels of linear torque.

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6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

The highly sophisticated 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) delivers precise running data to the new ECU – which activates the upgraded lift control sytem (LIF) as well as the MotoGP-derived banking angle sensitive rear wheel Slide Control System (SCS) and Traction Control System (TCS) for greater control and reduced lap times.

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Improved Quickshift System (QSS)

A new higher specification Quickshift System (QSS) offers clutchless upshifting and downshifting that helps to maintain chassis stability for faster lap times, and also reduces the physical and mental input required by the rider. Using the Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) function, YZF-R1M riders can also select their preferred QSS mode.

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ABS with Unified Brake System

The YZF-R1M's dual 320mm front discs and monoblock calipers - as well as the 220mm rear disc - are equipped with a sophisticated banking sensitive ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as well as Yamaha's Unified Brake System that enable the rider to achieve high levels of controllability in different circuit or road situations.

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Compact Deltabox chassis

The aluminium Deltabox frame features a long upward-truss type swingarm and magnesium rear frame, underlining the YZF-R1M's strong M1 race bike heritage. The short 1,405mm wheelbase chassis and the low wet weight of just 200kg give the YZF-R1M a high level of agility and responsiveness for outstanding race and track performance.

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Magnesium wheels, aluminium fuel tank

The YZF-R1M's 17-inch wheels are manufactured from magnesium in order to minimize unsprung weight for responsive suspension performance – and the beautifully crafted 17-litre fuel tank is made from aluminium.

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New ECU mapping and improved Lift Control (LIF)

The YZF-R1M benefits from revised ECU mapping that enables the use of the new downshift mode on the Quickshift System. LIF has also been upgraded to ensure improved control under acceleration, enabling you to concentrate fully on the track ahead, without the distraction created by unwanted front-end lift.

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Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD instrument panel

The YZF-R1M's instrument panel is one of the most sophisticated units fitted to any motorcycle, and features a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD panel. The multi function display shows a wide range of data is shown in full colour, making all the information easy to understand.

Technical specifications


Engine type
4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
79.0 mm x 50.9 mm
Compression ratio
13.0 : 1
Maximum power
147.1 kW (200.0PS) @ 13,500 rpm
Limited power version
Maximum Torque
112.4 Nm (11.5 kg-m) @ 11,500 rpm
Lubrication system
Wet sump
Clutch Type
Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel Injection
Ignition system
TCI (digital)
Starter system
Transmission system
Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission
Fuel consumption
7.2 l/100km
CO2 emission
168 g/km


Front travel
120 mm
Caster Angle
102 mm
Front suspension system
Telescopic forks, Ø 43 mm
Rear suspension system
Swingarm, (link suspension)
Rear Travel
120 mm
Front brake
Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 320 mm
Rear brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm
Front tyre
120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tyre
200/55 ZR17M/C (78W)


Overall length
2,055 mm
Overall width
690 mm
Overall height
1,150 mm
Seat height
860 mm
1,405 mm
Minimum ground clearance
130 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
201 kg
Fuel tank capacity
17 litres
Oil tank capacity
4.9 litres


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