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Yamaha YZFR1, Hire from $220/day

  • 10 February 2020
  • Author: Circle NZ
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Yamaha YZFR1, Hire from $220/day

The Yamaha R1’s ultra-short-stroke engine has a cross-plane crankshaft, with its crank pins set at 90° and has irregular firing intervals, which is technology lifted directly from Valentino Rossi’s factory YZR-M1.At a standstill the motor spins up like a two-stroke and on the move the R1’s ability to accelerate, no matter where you are in the revs is astonishing. Thanks to the clever engine design it grunts off corners like a V-twin, while giving superb feel through the rear tyre, and howls along straights like the mad, bad in-line-four it really is.



Engine Type 998cc
Cylinders 4
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
Cooling Liquid
Valve Configuration 4 valves per cylinder
Compression Ratio 12.7:1
Starter Electric
Power 152.98 bhp @ 11,850rpm
Torque 72.61lbs -ft. @ 9,100rpm
Fuel Requirements Regular
Fuel Type Gas
Transmission Type Constant Mesh
Number Of Speeds 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain
Wheels & Tyres:
Front Tyre (Full Spec) 120/70-ZR17
Rear Tyre (Full Spec) 190/55-ZR17
Front Brake Type Double disc 310mm (12.2 inches)
Rear Brake Type Single disc 220mm (8.7 inches) 
Technical Specifications:
Wheelbase (in/mm) 1,415 mm
Fuel Capacity (litre) 18.16 litres
Weight 205.9kg
Seat Height 833 mm (32.8 inches) if adjustable, lowest setting

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