YAMAHA MOTORCYCLE REVIEWS

Honest Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle reviews from customers who compared motorbike insurance quotes using The Bike Insurer. Find out what it’s really like to live with a Yamaha!

Yamaha YZF-R1

Overall Rating

4.2 / 5
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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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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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Yamaha YZF-R1

We asked customers of The Bike Insurer to review their motorbikes. Real Yamaha YZF-R1 owners gave their bikes a score of 4.2 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

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Daniel
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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2 years ago
James
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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2 years ago
Shaun
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
Stephen
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
Darren
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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