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The Act provides a warranty on the goods you purchase or lease : they must be usable for normal use for a reasonable length of time.
The Consumer Protection Act gives a warranty on all goods you purchase or lease from a merchant.

The goods must be useable:

  • For the purposes for which they are ordinarily used (section 37 of the Act) and
  • In normal use for a reasonable length of time, which may vary according to the price paid, the terms of the contract and the conditions of use (section 38 of the Act).
For more information on this legal warranty, go to the website of the Office de la protection du comsommateur at www.opc.gouv.qc.ca.

Most Yamahas are protected by a factory warranty, but you may want a little extra peace of mind. We Get You.

No one offers superior engineering, style and performance like Yamaha. That´s why we stand behind our products with the industry´s best warranty coverage and our own extended coverage plan, Yamaha Protection Plus (YPP).

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YPP gives you the option to extend your factory warranty, depending on your product and requirements (some purchases may not be eligible for YPP). Combined with Yamaha's unsurpassed reputation for reliability, YPP provides you with the peace of mind and protection you deserve.


While other plans bog you down in the details, factory-backed YPP gives you bulletproof protection from the unexpected. And it's as simple to use and understand as your Yamaha factory warranty.


YPP is there whether your repair is a few dollars or a few thousand.


Under YPP, Yamaha picks up the entire cost to repair every applicable manufacturing defect.


YPP takes over automatically - and immediately - when your factory warranty expires.


Your YPP warranty is transferable, increasing the value of your Yamaha if you decide to sell or trade.


Since we already know your Yamaha, there's no need for you to fill out lengthy claim forms. Your YPP information is available at every authorized Yamaha dealer across Canada.


Purchase years of YPP coverage at a fraction of what a single major repair costs. You can also use the Yamaha Financial Services program to finance this coverage.


Yamaha is ready to step in to make necessary repairs (excluding those due to normal wear or aging) using genuine Yamaha parts and factory authorized technicians for the full duration of your coverage.

  • YPP Details & Restrictions

    /// YPP for Motorcycles & Scooters

    Yamaha Protection Plus coverage for motorcycles extends the factory warranty that is provided when you purchase a new Yamaha motorcycle. You can extend this warranty by 12, 24, 36 or 48 months, depending on your needs.

    Yamaha Protection Plus does not cover failures resulting from:
    • Commercial or Rental Usage
    • Racing or competition
    • Modification of original parts
    • Installation or use of non-authorized parts or accessories
    • Use of lubricants, oil and fuel oil mixture other than those recommended in the owner's manual
    • Accidents
    • Collision or theft damage
    • Submersion
    • Fire
    • Cosmetic damage - scratches, dents, fading, flaking, peeling, etc.
    • Normal wear and tear or lack of maintenance
    • Abuse or neglect
    • Improper storage
    • Corrosion
    The following parts are not covered:
    • Drive chains
    • Clutch plates and facings
    • Drive belts
    • Brake pads
    • Tires
    • Oil, lubes, spark plugs, high tension cables, batteries, filters and fuses
    • Seat
    • Frame
  • Yamaha Factory Warranty

    Yamaha Motorcycle Warranty Policy

    In this warranty, the term 'MOTORCYCLE' shall refer to a new motorcycle manufactured by YAMAHA MOTOR COMPANY, LTD. ('MANUFACTURER') under the trade name of Yamaha, distributed by YAMAHA MOTOR CANADA LTD. ('YAMAHA'), sold at retail by an authorized Yamaha dealer ('DEALER'). The term 'CUSTOMER' shall refer to the owner or lessee of record of the MOTORCYCLE registered with YAMAHA and to any subsequent owner, and the term 'DELIVERY' shall refer to the date of delivery of the MOTORCYCLE from the DEALER to the CUSTOMER.

    Section A - Warranty
    Subject to Section D, YAMAHA offers the following warranty coverage to the CUSTOMER:

    1. Periods of warranty:
      1. Pleasure Use (including government use)
        1. Basic Period of Warranty
        2. The period of warranty shall be ninety days commencing on DELIVERY on all models designated PW, TT and on YZ65 and YZ85 models;
          The period of warranty shall be one year commencing on DELIVERY on all other models.

        3. Additional Period of Warranty for Street-Legal Motorcycles
          In the event DELIVERY occurs between January 1st and April 30th, the warranty shall extend to April 30th of the following year.

      2. Commercial Use
      3. The period of warranty shall be half of the warranty period indicated for pleasure use, commencing on DELIVERY on any MOTORCYCLE which has been identified as being used for commercial applications.

    2. During these periods of warranty:
      1. Any part defective by reason of the MANUFACTURER's faulty workmanship or material will be replaced or repaired free of charge.
      2. Any repairs or adjustments made necessary by reason of the MANUFACTURER's faulty workmanship or material will be performed free of charge.

    The MANUFACTURER reserves the right to change the design of any model without obligation to modify any model previously manufactured.

    Section B - Subsequent Owner
    The warranty set forth for in Section A may be transferred to any subsequent owner provided that the period of warranty has not expired and that the CUSTOMER has complied with all terms and conditions of this warranty.
    The subsequent owner has the responsibility for ensuring that a change of registration is sent to YAMAHA at the time of such transfer of ownership.

    This transfer MUST be done by contacting the DEALER who will forward the following information to YAMAHA:

    1. the complete model and serial number as shown on the original warranty document;
    2. the name of the previous owner;
    3. the original delivery date of the MOTORCYCLE;
    4. the complete name and address of the subsequent owner;
    5. the indication that the subsequent owner has received and read the Owner's Manual and this warranty policy.

    Section C - Obtaining Repairs Under Warranty
    To obtain repairs under warranty, the CUSTOMER must:

    1. Ensure that the MOTORCYCLE is properly operated, maintained and stored as specified in the Owner's Manual.
    2. Give notice to a DEALER of any and all apparent defects immediately upon discovery, and make the entire MOTORCYCLE available at that time for inspection and repair at the DEALER'S place of business.
    3. Provide proof of warranty coverage to such DEALER (CUSTOMER'S copy of the New Vehicle Information Statement: N.V.I.S.).
    4. Authorize the DEALER to tear down the MOTORCYCLE for diagnostic evaluation should it be required.
    5. All warranty repairs must be done by a DEALER and final approval of any repairs rests with YAMAHA. All parts replaced become the property of YAMAHA.

    Section D - Exclusions

    1. This warranty does not apply unless:
      1. The MOTORCYCLE has been fully assembled and set to the MANUFACTURER's operating specifications by a DEALER prior to DELIVERY to the CUSTOMER;
      2. The CUSTOMER has followed the break-in and storage instructions contained in the Owner's Manual and all other instructions shown in the Owner's Manual;
      3. The CUSTOMER can provide record of maintenance having been performed as recommended in the Owner's Manual;
      4. Requests for repairs under warranty have been made as prescribed in Section C.
    2. This warranty does not cover the repair of damage resulting from abuse or neglect of the MOTORCYCLE. Examples of abuse and neglect include, but are not limited to:
      1. racing, competition, MOTORCYCLE models designated WR or YZ, with the exception of WR25R, WR25X, YZ65 and YZ85 models, modification of original parts or abnormal strain;
      2. use of lubricants, oils, fuel, fuel additives and mixtures other than those recommended in the Owner's Manual, improperly installed accessories or use of parts or accessories that are not equivalent in design and quality to genuine Yamaha parts;
      3. damage as a result of accidents, collisions, contact with foreign materials, impact, submersion or use of the MOTORCYCLE after discovery of a defect;
      4. appearance-related damages of body parts. Examples of such damages include but are not limited to: scratches, dents, fading, flaking, peeling.
    3. This warranty does not extend to:
      1. MOTORCYCLES which have modified in any way from the standard specifications as shown in the Owner's Manual, including any MOTORCYCLE whose odometer has been altered;
      2. normal wear and tear, corrosion and routine maintenance, such as the recommended service inspections;
      3. pre-delivery inspection and assembly;
      4. MOTORCYCLES from which the MANUFACTURER's identification numbers have been removed or whose identification numbers have been altered or mutilated;
      5. wear and tear and/or maintenance parts such as drive chains, clutch plates and facings, oils and lubricants, spark plugs, batteries, generator brushes, sealed beams and light bulbs, tires, filters, brake pads, drive belts and fuses;
      6. inconvenience, loss of time, loss of income or loss of use of the MOTORCYCLE or any consequential damage of any kind;
      7. damages from theft, fire, vandalism, explosion, water or acts of God;
      8. storage costs, or transportation and shipping costs related to the performance of this warranty;
      9. damage due to "flat towing" (see your DEALER for explanation).

    Section E - Emissions Control System Warranty
    (For applicable models only)

    YAMAHA warrants to the CUSTOMER of a MOTORCYCLE covered by this warranty with a displacement of 50cc or greater, that the MOTORCYCLE is designed, built and equipped so as to conform at the time of DELIVERY with all federal emissions standards applicable at the time of manufacture and that it is free from defects in materials and workmanship which would cause it not to meet these standards within the periods listed immediately below. Failures other than those resulting from defects in material or workmanship which arise solely as a result of owner abuse and/or lack of proper maintenance are not covered by this warranty.

    Engine Displacement - Period
    1. 50cc to 169cc - 12,000 km or 5 years, whichever occurs first
    2. 170cc to 279cc - 18,000 km or 5 years, whichever occurs first
    3. 280cc and over - 30,000 km or 5 years, whichever occurs first

    Section F
    This warranty is in addition to, and not a modification of, any warranty required by the laws of any province of Canada.

    Subject to any applicable sales or consumer legislation, the above warranty is in lieu of any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, including any warranty of performance, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose on the part of YAMAHA, and any other obligation or liability on behalf of YAMAHA, and the above warranty constitutes your sole remedy and the full liability of YAMAHA. In no event shall YAMAHA be liable for special, incidental or consequential damages howsoever caused, whether by negligence or otherwise resulting directly or indirectly from the use of the MOTORCYCLE, or the MOTORCYCLE'S having replacement parts or the unavailability of replacement parts. YAMAHA does not assume, or authorize any person to create or assume for YAMAHA, any obligation or liability in connection with the MOTORCYCLE or any part thereof distributed by YAMAHA.

    Original Equipment Tires
    Tires supplied as original equipment on your MOTORCYCLE are warranted separately by the individual tire manufacturer or its representatives. Generally speaking, this warranty covers defects in workmanship or material.

    Storing Your MOTORCYCLE
    If your MOTORCYCLE is not to be used for 60 days or more, it must be properly stored to ensure against deterioration. You should consult your Owner's Manual for storage details, but WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU HAVE AN AUTHORIZED YAMAHA MOTORCYCLE DEALER PREPARE YOUR MOTORCYCLE FOR STORAGE. Their highly-trained staff have the experience and the qualifications to do the job right.

    YAMAHA cannot accept responsibility for damage to your vehicle or personal injury resulting from negligence or lack of experience in the preparation of your MOTORCYCLE for storage.

    Pre-delivery Inspection Checklist
    The DEALER has assembled, inspected and tested the MOTORCYCLE according to the Yamaha Motorcycle Pre-delivery Inspection Checklist prior to DELIVERY to the CUSTOMER (some items may not be applicable to all models). These items include:

    • Brakes
    • Clutch
    • Fluid Levels
    • Drive System
    • Cooling System
    • Fuel / Throttle System
    • Wheels / Tires / Suspension
    • Steering and Controls
    • Electrical System
    • Replacing damaged or missing parts
    • Test Ride

    The Yamaha Motorcycle Pre-delivery Inspection Checklist has been provided to the CUSTOMER at the time of DELIVERY.

    Change of Address or Other Owner Information
    If you should move after you have purchased your MOTORCYCLE, please contact the DEALER who will forward the required information to YAMAHA. Provide the DEALER with the model name and serial number as shown on the N.V.I.S., along with your new mailing address (or other information). This will ensure that YAMAHA has an up-to-date registration record.

Date printed: February 25, 2020

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Prices and finance options are shown on an informative basis only and are subject to change. Dealers may sell for less. Finance options are available on approved credit only to qualified customers. The information provided above is an estimate of what a dealer might charge in a representative transaction and may not reflect the terms and conditions of your financing agreement with the dealer. This is not a direct financing offer, purchase option or other type of transaction. Not all customers will be eligible for the interest rates shown. Rates and terms offered may vary depending on credit worthiness, length of term and amount financed. You may have to pay certain fees before the beginning of the term including, but not limited to: PPSA filing fee, administrative fee, security deposit, taxes on applicable items and any additional charges imposed by your local dealer. Some other restrictions and conditions may apply. Contact your local dealer for full details.

Conquer Road

Everything except the name has changed. MotoGP, the highest form of motorcycle racing, is our proving ground. The technology Yamaha has pioneered and proven on MotoGP circuits around the world can now be enjoyed by racers and riders alike. The all new R1 provides racers and enthusiast sport riders with a taste of what it would be like to ride the race winning Yamaha M1. A showcase of Yamaha's technology leadership, the all new R1 raises the bar with its uncompromised performance and handling.


By reducing frictional losses, using high tech, lightweight components and improving intake efficiency the new R1 engine offers significant power and torque gains. And with a comprehensive list of electronic control technologies, the new, lighter, more compact R1 is easier to control than ever.


The all new R1 is Yamaha's technology flagship. From titanium rods to magnesium wheels to a whole host of electronic "Yamaha Ride Controls", the R1 exemplifies Yamaha's leadership role in motorcycle development and highlights our innovation, quality and attention to detail.

Key Highlights

  • All new more powerful engine (horsepower & torque)
  • Crossplane crankshaft, titanium "fracture split" con rods, new pistons & offset cylinder
  • Larger valves & high tech "Finger Follower" rocker arms for high RPM use
  • Twin injector 45mm throttle body FI & new higher capacity air box
  • Mid ship 4 into 2 into 1 exhaust system with EXUP & titanium header pipes & muffler
  • Magnesium wheels, oil pan, cylinder head cover & crankcase covers
  • Yamaha Ride Control: PWR / TCS / SCS / LIF / LCS / QSS plus YCC-T & YCC-I
  • Compact and lightweight aluminum Deltabox chassis & swingarm
  • ABS & Unified Brake system, with larger 320mm front discs
  • MotoGP M1 race bike inspired body design
  • TFT multifunction instrument
  • LED headlights, position lights & turn signals
  • Accessory Communication Control Unit ready (CCU)


  • All new, ultra-lightweight, compact, 998cc, DOHC, 16-valve (4-valves / cyl.), liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine with "crossplane" style crankshaft.
  • The key components of this cutting edge engine design are the "crossplane" crankshaft and an uneven firing order. Both of these features are used on Yamaha's race winning M1 MotoGP racer. The R1 crossplane crankshaft locates the center two rods at a 90 degree plane from the outer cylinders. This means instead of the crank pins aligned on the same plane (a straight line drawn through the center of the crankshaft), they align on 2 planes in the form of a cross ... or "crossplane". Working in conjunction with the crossplane crank is an uneven firing order. This R1 engine fires 1,3,2,4 cylinders and the firing intervals are uneven at 270 / 180/ 90 /180 degrees. What all this means to the rider is the most linear torque possible and amazing throttle control. This engine design allows a whole new level of rider - machine communication. One of the most important benefits is the outstanding cornering performance that increased engine control allows.
  • The key engineering goal for the new R1 is increased power with excellent controllability. Horsepower increases have been gained through increased intake air volume, reduced internal friction and weight reductions. The new R1 is a "rider's machine".
  • New, 4-valve cylinder head design features new compact pent roof combustion chambers that utilize lightweight titanium valves on the intake side. The 4-valve design optimizes breathing efficiency and overall engine performance. Combustion chamber volume is carefully monitored to ensure exact volume for maximum power.
  • New, larger valves for 2015. Titanium intake valves are 33mm in diameter ('14 = 31mm) while the steel exhaust valves are 26.5 mm in diameter ('14 = 25mm). The lightweight titanium intake valves reduce reciprocating weight allowing for higher rpms without the concern of valve float.
  • New intake port shape provides maximum filling efficiency. The port shape, valve placement and combustion chamber shape induce a tumbling effect of the inbound fuel - air charge that increases combustion speed, power and torque.
  • 13:1 compression ratio
  • All new "finger follower rocker arms" are used. This system reduces friction, allows greater valve lift and provides super accurate control of valve opening and closing at high rpms. The sliding area of the rocker arms feature a DLC (diamond like coating) to reduce friction and wear. Valve adjustment pads sit under the rocker arm.
  • Valve adjustment intervals are every 40,000 kms.
  • Newly designed high performance intake & exhaust cams work in conjunction with the new finger follower rocker arm system.
  • New design, lightweight, closed deck aluminum cylinder features a ceramic coating applied directly to the liner-less aluminum block to ensure uniform heat dissipation reduced friction and reduced weight. Closed deck design allows the cylinders to be spaced more closely together, providing a narrower engine. Cylinder is a stand-alone design (not integrated into the upper crank case).
  • Offset cylinder / crank design offsets the cylinder block relative to the crankshaft (to the exhaust side) to reduce frictional losses between the pistons and the cylinder wall during the power stroke for improved power output.
  • New, short skirt, forged aluminum pistons offer light weight, fast throttle response and great reliability. The piston features a box shaped "bridge box " on the underside for increased rigidity and a special Defric coating to further reduce friction. Ring expansion tension is optimized to reduce frictional losses. New piston oil coolers spray oil at the underside of the piston to reduce piston temperatures.
  • New, narrower crossplane crankshaft design. Crankshaft is over 25 mm (1") narrower than the '14 version. Crank inertial moment has been engineered to achieve linear throttle response, strong acceleration and excellent cornering exit control. To achieve excellence response when accelerating, the inertial moment of the crankshaft has been set at a level approximately 20% less than the '14 YZF-R1.
  • All new, super light, fracture split titanium connecting rods feature a nutless design. The lower end "cap" of the rod is made from the same piece of material as the upper portion and is cracked away in a process known as "fracture splitting". This process ensures true big end roundness and greater precision in con rod dimensions. Lightweight design (60% lighter than a conventional steel con rod) reduces horsepower losses and provides faster throttle response. These fracture split "Ti" rods are a world's first to be used on a production motorcycle.
  • New single axis balancer shaft is used to reduce engine vibration.
  • Compact ACM (alternator) is mounted directly to the crankshaft. The compact ACM uses rare earth magnets which produce more power for a given size than conventional magnets, therefore reducing size and weight.
  • Newly designed, Mikuni fuel injection system features twin injectors (one set of primary & one set of secondary injectors). This twin injector system is also used on our M1 MotoGP race bike and the R6. One set of injectors (primary) are located in the 45mm throttle bodies while the secondary injectors are located in the air box very near the computer controlled intake funnels. The primary injectors utilize 12-holes to maximize the fuel atomization process. The secondary injectors, located inside the air box, begin to function at mid rpms onwards to supply more fuel as required and also use 12-hole injectors.
  • Dual oxygen sensors (located just before the muffler box) make this a "closed loop" type FI system, which feeds back info to the ECU so adjustments can be constantly made to the fuel-air mixture for improved performance and reduced emissions.
  • The benefits of fuel injection include excellent throttle response, great fuel economy, reduced emissions, stable idling and no choke start up.
  • YCC-T: Yamaha Chip Control Throttle electronically controls the throttle valves for outstanding response and improved throttle control at all rpms. The YCC-T is used to provide super precise control of the intake air volume for a smoother torque character.
  • YCC-I: Yamaha's Chip Controlled Intake means the intake funnels / stacks vary in length (2 positions) depending on engine rpm. An electronic servo motor varies the funnel length from the tall position at low to mid rpms to the shorter setting for improved high rpm power. The revolutionary YCC-I provides the best of both worlds... solid low rpm torque and power combined with an amazing high rpm rush. It takes only 0.3 of a second for the funnels to move from the tall to the short position.
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI) provides a hot spark for sure starts and strong engine performance.
  • New design, compact 6-speed transmission features optimized gear ratios for maximum performance. The "stacked" 3-axis gearbox / clutch design centralizes mass and keeps overall engine size shorter front to back. The stacked design gives the engineers the freedom to place the engine in the "sweet spot" of the frame for optimum weight balance for awesome handling.
  • New, more compact multi-plate slipper and assist clutch assembly (back limiter clutch) reduces rear wheel hop when making down shifts under hard braking. Key benefit is reduced lap times and smoother control. New clutch design is 19% lighter and 7% smaller in diameter than the '14 model.
  • "Ram Air" system force feeds outside air via a duct located between the new LED headlights into the intake system, pressurizing the air box and improving intake efficiency at higher speeds. As speed increases, the air pressurizes the air box, helping the engine to develop maximum power.
  • New, computer optimized large capacity 10.5 litre air box maximizes performance. New M1 inspired intake duct with solenoid valve reduces intake noise and improves high rpm power. A viscous type, high flow air filter is utilized.
  • All new, mid ship design 4 into 2 into 1 exhaust system features lightweight titanium header pipes and muffler. This new design maximizes power, reduces weight, it also centralizes mass and lowers the centre of gravity for fast, light, agile handling. This system also contains dual 3-way honeycomb catalyzers which reduce harmful CO and HC exhaust emissions.
  • New exhaust valve device is located in the under engine chamber and it features two separate exhaust flow routes depending on rpm. By controlling the exhaust routing at selected rpm ranges, it has been possible to build a compact muffler that achieves both outstanding power output and torque characteristics while still providing sufficient silencing performance.
  • Yamaha's EXUP System (Yamaha's Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve) controls the exhaust pressure waves for optimum intake and exhaust efficiency. It also helps prevent the "blow back" phenomenon caused by valve overlap and helps reduces "flat spots" in the power band while reducing emissions at the same time.
  • New, high-efficiency curved radiator features dual ring-type fans for maximum cooling efficiency. This curved rad design provides more airflow than conventional flat rad designs.
  • New, air-cooled oil cooler sits below the main rad to maintain stable lubricant temperatures.
  • Water pump is located on the outside of the crankcase to reduce crankcase width.
  • Optimized wet sump lubrication system features new oil routing to the big end rod bearings.
  • New, lightweight, deep bottom magnesium oil pan.
  • Convenient spin-on type oil filter is used.
  • New lightweight magnesium cylinder head cover & crankcase covers secured by new lightweight aluminum bolts.
  • High performance direct ignition coils (ignition coil is built into the spark plug cap) reduce weight while iridium spark plugs and high-output magneto deliver increased spark energy.


Many of the following rider assist aids are derived from Yamaha's MotoGP race efforts and help make the new R1 more controllable and more enjoyable to ride. We call them Yamaha Ride Control or YRC.

  • At the heart of the electronic rider assist aids called "Yamaha Ride Control", are the IMU or Inertial Measurement Unit and ECU or Electronic Control Unit. The IMU features six axis of measurement using a gyro sensor to detect rotational motion in the pitch, roll and yaw directions. A "G" sensor detects acceleration / velocity in the forward & back, up & down and left & right directions. The vehicle position information obtained from the two sensors including bank angle, pitch rate and sideways slide acceleration is sent to the ECU which in turn controls the five YRC control systems (not including the quick shift system). These variables are calculated 125 times per second.
  • PWR: Power Delivery Mode is Yamaha's variable throttle control (throttle valve opening rate) that enables the rider to adjust the performance characteristics of the engine based on riding preferences or conditions. There are 4-power settings available from an enhanced race setting to a slippery condition setting with softer power characteristics.
  • TCS: Traction control system with lean angle sensor features 9 settings plus off. The system uses front and rear wheel sensors to detect slip and then adjusts / regulates power via the ECU / IMU to control rear wheel traction. In addition to detecting difference in speed between the front and rear wheels, this new system uses input on the degree of bank / lean angle to adjust the degree of TCS intervention to an optimum level in relation to the riding conditions in real-time. As the banking angle increases, the amount of TCS intervention also increases. When the TCS is off, SCS, LIF and LCS systems will automatically shut off as well.
  • SCS: Slide Control System controls engine power when side slip is detected. It adjusts power output to an optimum level to control side slide. There are 3 settings plus off.
  • LIF: Lift Control System (a.k.a. anti-wheelie control) reduces time loss due to wheelies during closed course competition. This system reduces front end lift during starts and acceleration. When the IMU and other sensors detect lift, engine output is adjusted to the optimum level to maintain strong acceleration without lift. There are 3 settings plus off.
  • LCS: Launch Control System is adopted to help ensure fast, strong, controllable starts in closed course competition situations. When the LCS is activated, it keeps engine rpm limited to approx. 10,000 rpm and maintains an optimum level of engine power in conjunction with inputs from the TCS and LIF systems, allowing the rider to concentrate on clutch engagement and the other competitors, reducing stress associated with race starts. There are 2 settings plus off
  • QSS: Quick Shift System provides smooth, fast upshifts even at full throttle. When the switch on the shift lever rod detects motion, it adjusts engine output and momentarily cancels out the drive torque to promote faster gear shifts. There are 2 settings plus off.
  • Accessory ready Communication Control Unit (CCU):
      • CCU is Yamaha's data acquisition unit ... a great tool for track day & race enthusiasts
      • works with IOS & Android platforms
      • parameters recorded include: traction-control activation, front & rear ABS activation, lean angle, vehicle speed, engine rpm, wheel speeds, throttle position, gear position, front & rear brake pressures, coolant temperature and lap times
      • information in conjunction with position on the race track
      • possible to overlay multiple laps & share data with other R1 riders


    • All new Aluminum Deltabox frame has been designed to offer an optimized rigidity balance to maximize handling performance. This frame offers lightweight and a balance of strength, rigidity and tuned flex. This is a gravity cast frame. The engine is stressed member with rigid mounts. The chassis is designed for optimized overall rigidity balance in the longitudinal, lateral and torsional directions. The result is excellent high-speed stability, cornering characteristics, traction / drive characteristics exiting a corner and greater freedom in choosing a line through a turn. The frame design is left-right asymmetrical.
    • Detachable magnesium cast rear subframe reduces weight. The detachable design allows rear shock access and is less costly to repair if accidentally damaged.
    • Lightweight aluminum "upward truss-type" swingarm provides great torsional rigidity for excellent rear wheel traction and control. Swingarm length is 570mm, 15 mm shorter than the '14 model and provides excellent control of the effects of chain tensioning during hard acceleration.
    • Wheel base is a compact 1,405mm (55.3"), 10mm shorter than the '14 version
    • This Deltabox chassis offers an incredible 56 degree lean angle.
    • New, fully adjustable KYB 43mm inverted fork provides good cushioning feel and a solid feeling of front-end contact with the road. Adjustments include 15 turns of spring preload, 14-way rebound and 23-way compression damping. Front wheel travel is 120mm (4.7"). The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider weight and road /track conditions to maximize handling and suspension performance.
    • MotoGP M1 inspired, gravity cast aluminum upper triple clamp reduces weight and improves styling.
    • Bottom link Monocross rear suspension utilizes a fully adjustable KYB piggyback-style rear shock. Adjustments include spring preload, 23-way rebound and 18-way slow speed compression damping and 5.5 turns of high speed compression damping. The bottom link design lowers the centre of gravity for excellent handling. Overall shock length can be adjusted by 5 mm. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider weight and track or road conditions to maximize handling and suspension performance. Rear wheel travel is 120mm (4.7").
    • New electric steering damper
    • All new, radial mount, 4-piston monoblock calipers with aluminum pistons squeeze fully floating 320mm dual front rotors. The result is incredible braking performance with excellent control and lever feedback. Other features include; Nissin radial master cylinder, stainless steel mess brake lines and new front brake lever.
    • Single piston slide-type Nissin rear caliper with aluminum piston squeezes a lightweight 220mm rotor.
    • Both front and rear brakes are linked via Yamaha's Unified Braking System (UBS) and feature our latest anti-lock brake (ABS) technology.
    • All new, lightweight, die cast magnesium 10-spoke mag wheels. These wheels save over 1 kg of weight Vs last year's model and contribute to excellent suspension and handling performance. They feature a smooth exterior finish without centre ribs and an electrostatic paint process. Front rim size is MT3.50 x 17 while the rear is MT6.00 x17.
    • New, lightweight 17 litre aluminum fuel tank provides excellent knee grip for hard braking and easy manoeuvrability. Elongated shape helps to centralize mass and reduces the variance in riding feel as the fuel load (weight) changes. This new tank is 1.6 kg (3.5 lbs.) lighter than last year's model.
    • New, eye caching front fairing and windscreen provide a striking YZR-M1 race bike image. The wind tunnel designed windshield offers excellent aerodynamics and features a "screw less" design for a cleaner, more trick appearance. Air resistance has been reduced by 8% compared to the '14 model.
    • New LED headlights and high intensity LED position lights create a "face" never seen before on a motorcycle and provide a very stylish and unique look to the new R1.
    • Fully digital instrument panel with TFT liquid crystal display. The instrument panel offers a striking rider-machine "interface." Displays have been concentrated into a single 4.2-inch screen that adopts a fully transmissive Thin Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display that reduces reflections and glare. White or black backgrounds can be selected and it features auto brightness adjustment based on available ambient light. Two modes are available street and track. Street functions include; speedo, bar style tach, odometer, dual tripmeters, gear position, intake air temp, coolant temp, instant & average fuel efficiency, clock, fuel consumed, peak rpm , and YRC setting info. In the track mode functions include; bar style tach (starts at 8,000 rpm), lap number, lap timer, stop watch, gear position, speed and YRC setting info.

    Additional Features

    • Immobilizer ignition system is designed to reduce the possibility of "ride away" theft. This system must recognize the "coded ignition key" in order for the unit to start. If the system does not recognize the coded chip in the ignition key, it will not allow the ignition system, fuel pump or starter motor to function.
    • LED front turn signals integrated into mirrors.
    • LED rear turn signals and LED tail light
    • New larger 25mm hollow front axle ('14 = 22mm)
    • Extensive use of hollow bolts and lightweight fasteners help trim overall weight.
    • Lightweight 525 series "O" ring drive chain.
    • Low maintenance, lightweight, sealed battery.

    Optional Equipment:

    The new CCU or Communication Control Unit is a plug & play data logger with GPS based information. It is an option on the above R1 and standard equipment on the YZF-R1M premium model. Please see the R1M info for more details on the CUU and its functions.

    The YZF-R1 offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders. All information is subject to change without notice.
    Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valves (4-valves / cyl), in-line four
    Bore and Stroke
    79 x 50.9mm
    Compression Ratio
    Maximum Torque
    11.5 kg-m (83.2 ft-lbs.) @ 11,500 rpm
    Engine Management
    Fuel Delivery
    Mikuni 45mm throttle body FI with twin injectors
    Estimated Fuel Consumption±
    14.4kpl / 40.6mpg (Imp.)
    Wet sump
    Ignition / Starting
    TCI / Electric
    Final Drive
    520 series "O" ring chain
    Suspension (Front)
    Fully adj. 43mm inverted fork / 120 mm (4.7") wheel travel
    Suspension (Rear)
    Fully adj. bottom link Monocross / 120mm (4.7") wheel travel
    Brakes (Front)
    Dual 320mm discs / 4-piston calipers / ABS & Unified
    Brakes (Rear)
    220mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS & Unified
    Tires (Front)
    Tires (Rear)
    Critical Data
    2,055 mm (80.9")
    690 mm (27.2")
    1,150 mm (45.3")
    1,405mm (55.3")
    Rake / Trail
    24° / 102mm
    Ground Clearance
    130 mm (5.1")
    Seat Height
    855 mm (33.7")
    Fuel Capacity
    17 litres (3.7 Imp. gal.)
    Wet Weight
    199kg (439lb)
    Yamaha Blue
    Vivid Red
    Metallic Black
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    For residents of Quebec.
    $5,000.00 $10,000.00 $15,000.00 $20,000.00 $25,000.00
    1.89% $159.03 $258.06 $357.09 $456.13 $555.16
    4.99% $324.03 $588.06 $852.09 $1,116.12 $1,380.15
    8.99% $541.62 $1,023.24 $1,504.86 $1,986.47 $2,468.09
    11.99% $708.26 $1,356.51 $2,004.77 $2,653.03 $3,301.28
    14.99% $877.83 $1,695.66 $2,513.48 $3,331.31 $4,194.14
    Total Credit Charges in this table are for illustration purposes and include RDPRM fees. Actual Credit charges will vary based on loan term, amount financed and any optional insurance selected. See your Dealer for details.