New colours arrive for 2019 Yamaha YZF-R1
Yamaha’s championship-winning YZF-R1 has been released in two eye-catching new colour schemes for 2019; Tech Black for those who prefer the dark side, and Yamaha Blue for anyone wanting their Superbike to display the traditional Yamaha factory colour.
The 2019 YZF-R1 is available now at Yamaha dealers for an RRP of $23,999 +ORC including GST, in Yamaha Blue or Tech Black.
The awe-inspiring power delivered by the M1-derived 998cc crossplane four-cylinder DOHC, four-valve engine, makes the R1 an ideal track weapon, alongside linear throttle response thanks to Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Intake system (YCC-I) that electronically adjusts the length of the inlet manifold to match engine RPM.
Optimum engine performance is achieved with a high-compression cylinder head, pent proof combustion chambers, and large-diameter intake and exhaust valves. Lightweight yet strong titanium conrods hold forged aluminium pistons.
Race-bred technology can also be found in the compact aluminium Deltabox frame, long upward-truss type swingarm and magnesium sub frame.
The fully adjustable race-bred 43mm KYB fork features a large-diameter 25mm front axle providing a planted feel and excellent feedback from the front end. The rear KYB monoshock suspension is also fully adjustable.
Unsprung weight is minimised and steering response enhanced by the 17-inch magnesium wheels – the first to be fitted to a mass-production model as standard.
The twin radial mounted four-piston front calipers, and two-piston rear caliper feature ABS and Yamaha’s Unified Brake System (UBS). Operating the front brake also generates corresponding brake pressure at the rear. The distribution of braking forces is determined by information provided by the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).
The four switchable engine maps make use of the six-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) which dynamically measures G-forces as well as the pitch, roll and yaw of the motorcycle. Information from the MotoGP-style technology controls the lean-angle ABS, Traction Control (TCS), Slide Control (SCS) Lift Control (LIF) and Launch Control (LCS) systems on the YZF-R1.
The race-bred feel is further enhanced by the Quick-Shift System (QSS) providing clutchless gear changes, both up and down. The large TFT instrument panel offers a choice of Street and Track modes with an easy-to-use and understand interface between rider and the adjustable electronic systems.
The 2019 YZF-R1 is now available at Yamaha dealers for an RRP of $23,999 +ORC including GST, in Yamaha Blue or Tech Black.
2019 Yamaha YZF-R1 Kkey features
- Race-bred performance and handling
- Yamaha Blue and Teck Black colours
- MotoGP-developed electronics
- Lean-angle controlled ABS, traction and slide control
- Fully adjustable suspension
- ABS and unified braking system
- Powerful 998cc CP4 engine
- Aluminium Deltabox frame
- Performance cast magnesium wheels
- Up-and-down quick-shift system
- LED headlights and position lights
- Thin Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal instrument panel
Genuine Yamaha Accessories enable every R-Series rider to transform their Yamaha into a unique bike. Designed to give enhanced performance, functionality and style, the range of components for the Yamaha R-Series models includes titanium exhausts and slip-on mufflers, billet covers, protectors and more.
2019 Yamaha YZF-R1 Specifications
PRICE: $23,999 + ORC
WARRANTY: Two-year/unlimited kilometre
COLOURS: Yamaha Blue, Tech Black
CLAIMED POWER: 147.1kW[200hp]@13500rpm
CLAIMED TORQUE: 112.4Nm[82.9ft-lbs]@11500rpm
CLAIMED WET WEIGHT: 199kg
ENGINE: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, crossplane forward-inclined parallel four-cylinder, four-valve per cylinder, DOHC, 79 x 50.9mm bore x stroke, 998cc, 13.0:1 compression, banking sensitive TCS/SCS, LIF, LCS, QSS, PWR power modes, YCC-I, YCC-T, six-axis IMU, magnesium oil pan, titanium four-into-two-into-one exhaust
GEARBOX: Constant mesh, six-speed
CLUTCH: Assist and Slipper clutch, wet, multiple-disc
CHASSIS: Aluminium Deltabox frame, aluminium upward-truss swingarm, magnesium sub-frame, Rake: 24, Trail: 102mm
SUSPENSION: 43mm KYB fully adjustable telescopic forks, KYB rear shock
BRAKES: Banking sensitive Racing ABS, Unified Brake System, dual 320mm front rotors, dual monobloc four-piston calipers, 220mm rear rotor, single-piston pin-slide caliper
WHEELS & TYRES: Cast magnesium 10-spoke wheels, 120/70 – 17 (f), 190/55 – 17 (r)
Seat height: 855mm
Overall height: 1150mm
Overall length: 2055mm
INSTRUMENTS: TFT LCD display