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2009 Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha motors on Wednesday, unveiled the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 at a press conference at Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, plus Tech 3 Yamaha team-mates Colin Edwards and James Toseland were surprise guests at the unveiling of 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1.

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Introduction Video


2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Features Video


2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Specifications:
Engine Type: 998cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves (titanium valves)
Bore and Stroke: 78.0mm x 52.2mm
Compression ratio: 12.7:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel Injection
Ignition: TCI
Transmission: 6-speed with multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive: #530 o-ring chain
Suspension (front): 43mm inverted fork, fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Suspension (rear): Single shock with piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Brakes (front): Dual 310mm disc, radial mounted forged 6-piston calipers
Brakes (rear): 220mm disc, single piston caliper
Tires (front): 120/70ZR17M/C 58W
Tires (rear): 190/555ZR17M/C 75W
LxWxH: 81.5 x 28.1 x 44.5 in
Seat height: 32.8in
Wheelbase: 55.7in
Fuel capacity: 4.8 galleons
Wet weight: 454lb


  1. Hi,
    Will the 2009 R1 be launched in INDIA? If so When? I am a prospective R1 buyer.

  2. Most likely, though it might take sometime to arrive. Best people to comment on this will be the Yamaha people, will try and get info regarding this.

  3. The ad is fantastic. Yamaha has done a good job in the design!

  4. am waiting to see R1 showroom here in bangalore and the bike rocks

  5. Ashish Weston says:

    It will be a fantastic experience to have Yamaha YZF R1 on Indian road’s it is mind blowing to have this bikes in India, but still i believe the R1 is very expensive compare to the global market.

    Yamaha needs to work out on the prices in india

  6. Can you please tell me how to down load your YZFR1 videos

  7. HI yamaha but if i can know to test ride the YZF R1 2008 model and please give me any one s bike to test ride na.

    iam a big fan of the yamahaYZF R1 bike.

  8. Do you feel the heat from the exhausts under the seat?

  9. partha sarathy moitra says:

    hi!! read all the reviews about the hallowed 2009 R1 in various magazines n has undergone some modifications inspired by the moto gp model (YZR-M1), viz.- crossplane crank and irregular firing order.but the question bothering me is that when will this 2009 model be launched in india.i am a bike afficionado n desire to buy this bike in 2010.right now i drive the YZF R15.can anybody give me a clue regarding its launch coz i dont intend to buy the old YZF R1.i want to buy the all new 2009 YZF R1 model.thanks!!

  10. when will the new 2009 R1 model be launched in india.i want to buy it next year.

  11. Can you please tell me how to down load your YZFR1 videos

  12. yes post some videos.

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