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2010 Yamaha R1

Yamaha has announced the 2010 model of its supersport motorcycle, Yamaha R1. Here are the key features and specifications of the newest beast from Yamaha.

2010 Yamaha R1 Features

  • The YZF-R1 garnered the prestigious award as the 2009 Motorcycle of the Year from Motorcyclist Magazine. The YZF-R1 was chosen for its MotoGP®-inspired engine and chassis technology, and for its luxurious fit and finish.
  • Back for 2010, the YZF-R1 is the only production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft. Crossplane technology, first pioneered in MotoGP® racing with the M1, puts each piston 90° from the next, with an uneven firing interval of 270°- 180°- 90°- 180°. This uneven order does an amazing thing… it actually lets power build more smoothly. That means smooth roll-on delivery out of the corners, with outstanding tractability, followed by very strong high rpm power. It’s a feeling that’s simply unmatched, like having two engines in one: the low-rpm torquey feel of a twin with the raw, high rpm power of an inline four. This breakthrough technology on the YZF-R1 represents a paradigm shift in both technology and performance.
  • This R1 keeps all the technological superiorities developed for its predecessor: YCC-T™ (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) is MotoGP® inspired fly-by-wire technology used to deliver instant throttle response. YCC-I® is Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake which is a variable intake system that broadens the spread of power. The fuel injection system provides optimum air/fuel mixtures for maximum power and smooth throttle response.
  • The R1 features Yamaha D-MODE (or drive mode) with rider-selectable throttle control maps to program YCC-T performance characteristics for riding conditions. The standard map is designed for optimum overall performance. The “A” mode lets the rider enjoy sportier engine response in the low- to mid-speed range, and the “B” mode offers response that is somewhat less sharp for riding situations that require especially sensitive throttle operation. Switching maps is as easy as pushing a button on the handlebar switch.
  • In keeping with this machine’s exceptional cornering ability and crisp handling, the aluminum frame has been designed to offer exceptional rigidity balance. The rear frame is lightweight Controlled-Fill die-cast magnesium, contributing the optimum mass centralization. Suspension includes SOQI front forks which use one of the tricks developed for our winning MotoGP® bikes: independent damping. The left fork handles compression damping and the right side handles the rebound damping. And the rear shock adopts bottom linkage for optimum suspension characteristics.
  • The bodywork does more than add break-away-from-the-crowd styling with its more serious, less busy look. The side fairing is smooth for a sleek appearance. And, instead of the usual four-bulb headlight design, the R1 has only two projector-type bulbs mounted closer to the nose of the bike. This positions ram air ducts closer in for a more compact, smooth look. In addition, the rounded lenses are unique to the supersport industry.



2010 Yamaha R1 Specifications

Type    998cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves (titanium intake valves)
Bore x Stroke    78.0mm X 52.2mm
Compression Ratio    12.7:1
Fuel Delivery    Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition    TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission    6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive    #530 O-ring chain

Suspension/Front    43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Suspension/Rear    Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Brakes/Front    Dual 310mm disc; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear    220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Tires/Front    120/70ZR17
Tires/Rear    190/55ZR17
Length    81.1 in
Width    28.1 in
Height    44.5 in
Seat Height    32.8 in
Wheelbase    55.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle)    24.0°
Trail    4.0 in
Fuel Capacity    4.8 gal
Fuel Economy**    33 mpg
Wet Weight    454 lb

Primary Reduction Ratio    65/43 (1.512)
Secondary Reduction Ratio    47/17 (2.765)
Gear Ratio – 1st Gear    38/15 (2.533)
Gear Ratio – 2nd Gear    33/16 (2.063)
Gear Ratio – 3rd Gear    37/21 (1.762)
Gear Ratio – 4th Gear    35/23 (1.522)
Gear Ratio – 5th Gear    30/22 (1.364)
Gear Ratio – 6th Gear    33/26 (1.269)


  1. yaman shah says:

    i wanna to know about the max speed of yamaha r1 2010 model if any body so plz send me a message on this mail address [email protected] r1 2009 max speed is 320/330 km/hr and whats this …
    thanks alot

  2. its very amazing

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  4. tale me about R1 prise in mumbai

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