2020 Yamaha YZF-R1R HISTORY. YOUR FUTURE. WE R1.
Featuring next-generation R-Series styling, sophisticated electronic control, enhanced braking and suspension performance, and a refined crossplane engine.
Features may include:ENGINE
The R1’s 998cc inline-four-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s exclusive crossplane crankshaft technology derived from the YZR-M1 MotoGP® machine. By equalizing inertial forces at the crankshaft, the CP4 motor delivers a direct feeling of linear torque, giving the rider the ultimate connection between throttle grip and the rear wheel.
- High-Output Engine Technology
Titanium connecting rods use Yamaha’s precision fracture-split method to ensure reliability with minimal weight. Combined with titanium intake valves and forged pistons, these lightweight parts help achieve the CP4’s high redline and over-rev capability. The cylinder block is also offset from the crankshaft, reducing friction loads on the pistons and bores.
For 2020, a new cylinder head, intake system, fuel injectors and airbox work together to enhance part-throttle performance. And by creating a smaller and shorter intake tract, new Bosch® injectors are able to spray fuel directly against the intake valves, for improved fuel atomization.CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
- New Brake Control (BC) System with ABS
Developed on racetracks around the world, Yamaha’s new Brake Control system works with an Antilock Braking System (ABS) to minimize brake slip under aggressive braking, or on less than ideal surfaces. The adjustable BC system uses the IMU to provide progressive brake force intervention as lean angle increases, to boost rider confidence when braking mid-corner.
- Upgraded Braking Components
The YZF-R1 features 4-piston radial-mounted front calipers riding on big 320mm rotors for excellent stopping power, with a new high-friction pad compound for 2020, all supported by a 220mm rear disc and compact floating caliper. A new Bosch® ABS hydraulic unit is lighter and more compact, with high-quality braided stainless steel front lines to provide firm, responsive control feel.
- Fully Adjustable KYB® Fork
The R1 features an inverted KYB® front fork with 43mm inner tubes and a 4.7 inch stroke with full adjustability, for incredible front-end feel on the track. For 2020, new shim-stack damping pistons improve road feel under aggressive conditions. All adjustments are also made on the top of the fork legs, for simplified tuning.ADDITIONAL
The 2020 YZF-R1 features updated bodywork to create an even more aerodynamic profile, with stylish lines that give a more sleek and integrated design.
LED headlights are both lightweight and compact, allowing for a more streamlined design of the front cowling with excellent visibility. For 2020, the lights are more compact and deliver a broader spread of illumination, too. LED front turn signals are integrated into the mirrors for improved aerodynamics, while the LED tail light is stylish and highly visible.
The R1 features a brilliant full-color, thin-film transistor (TFT) meter, with front brake pressure and fore/aft G-force readouts, giving the rider even more feedback from the machine. It features both street mode and a track mode that focuses on performance information, such as YRC settings (including EBM and BC systems), a zoomed-in view of the tachometer in the upper rpm range, a lap timer, gear position indicator and speed.