2018 Yamaha YZF-R1 ABS CONQUER ROAD 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 R1 provides riders with a taste of what it would be like to ride the championship winning Yamaha M1. A showcase of Yamaha's technology leadership, the R1 raises the bar with its uncompromised performance and handling. POWER By reducing frictional losses, using high tech, lightweight components and optimizing intake efficiency the R1 engine offers significant power and torque. And with a comprehensive list of electronic control technologies, the light, compact R1 is easier to control than ever. TECHNOLOGY The 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. Features may include: ENGINE Ultra-lightweight, compact, 998cc, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine with "crossplane" style crankshaft. 4-valve cylinder head design. Special intake port shape provides maximum filling efficiency. "Finger follower rocker arms" Valve adjustment intervals are every 42,000 kms. High performance intake & exhaust cams. Closed deck aluminum cylinder with "liner-less" ceramic composite plated cylinder bores. Offset cylinder design. Short skirt, forged aluminum pistons. Crossplane crankshaft design. ELECTRONIC RIDER AIDS ... "YRC": PWR: Power Delivery Mode TCS: Traction control system SCS: Slide Control System LIF: Lift Control System LCS: Launch Control System QSS: Quick Shift System CHASSIS/SUSPENSION Gravity cast, aluminum Deltabox frame. Detachable magnesium cast rear subframe. Lightweight aluminum "upward truss-type" swingarm. Fully adjustable KYB 43mm inverted fork with 120 mm (4.7") of wheel travel. Fully adjustable Monocross link rear suspension utilizes a piggyback-style KYB shock providing 120mm (4.7") of wheel travel. Electric steering damper ABS equipped, radial mount, 4-piston, mono-block calipers squeeze fully floating 320mm dual front discs. Single piston, slide-type Nissin rear caliper squeezes a lightweight 220mm disc.