Yamaha YZF-R1

4.2 out of 5 with 20 ratings

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Yamaha YZF-R1

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Rider Rating - 20 Reviews

Value for money
4.4 / 5
Comfort
3.4 / 5
Brakes Handling
4.6 / 5
Engine
3.8 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5

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Why choose the Yamaha YZF-R1?

The Yamaha YZF-R1 is one of the most famous names in the industry and has been since it first launched in 1998.

It’s most definitely a sports bike and while that means motorbike insurance may be more expensive than most other types of bikes, it still hasn’t put riders off the R1, as you can see from our rider reviews.

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Overall rating
3/5
Yamaha YZF-R1

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Brakes Handling
4 / 5
Engine
2 / 5
Quality Reliability
2 / 5
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1 year ago
Overall rating
4/5
Yamaha YZF-R1
Very nice bike great power great handling and awsome sound. Only thing I Would say is fueling at low rpm is quite aggressive but I'm sure a power comander and remap... Very nice bike great power great handling and awsome sound. Only thing I Would say is fueling at low rpm is quite aggressive but I'm sure a power comander and remap would solve this! Also well worth having the suspension set up to your own spec all in all great bit of kit

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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1 year ago
Overall rating
4/5
Yamaha YZF-R1
Great bike Great bike

Rider Rating

Value for money
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
4 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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2 years ago
Overall rating
4/5
Yamaha YZF-R1
Bought a grey R1 new in 2004, didn't use it much and fell off on my first track day. To me it was never the same again and I was worried about my licence as the... Bought a grey R1 new in 2004, didn't use it much and fell off on my first track day.
To me it was never the same again and I was worried about my licence as the performance is so addictive. Sold it then regretted it ever since. Reached a certain age and realized life is too short so saw a grey 2005 model I had to have. Love it to bits but still don't ride it much but when I do it's a fantastic piece of kit.

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
3 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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2 years ago
Overall rating
4/5
Yamaha YZF-R1
being a sports bike, long journeys are a struggle but for performance and handling for a bike that is 15 years old is amazing being a sports bike, long journeys are a struggle
but for performance and handling for a bike that is 15 years old is amazing

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5
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2 years ago
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