Red bike - Decals for Blue bike
In 2000, Yamaha introduced a series of changes to improve the bike, and minor
changes to the bodywork to allow for better long duration ride handling.
Yamaha's main design goal was to sharpen the pre-existing bike and not to
redesign it. Even so they instituted over 150 changes in hopes of making an
already light, sleek motorcycle even lighter and sleeker. For example, even with
the addition of the new air induction system, which weighed four pounds, the
overall weight of the bike was down five pounds to 414 pounds (188 kg) dry.
At 127.8 brake horsepower (95.3 kW) at the rear wheel, top-end output remained
the same, but changes to the engine management system were intended to result in
a smoother, broader distribution of power. The bodywork was still unmistakably
R1, although a few changes were made resulting in a 3% reduction in the drag
coefficient. The headlight housing's profile was sharpened, the side panels were
made more aerodynamic and slippery, and the windscreen was reshaped for better
rider protection. These redesigns changed the bodywork to a large enough degree
that previous years' bodywork will not fit the 2000 model
Configuration DOHC in-line 4 cylinder 5 valve
Lubrication 3.6 litres, wet sump
Bore & Stroke 74mm x 58mm Ignition Digital TCI
998cc Charging system
Compression Ratio 11.8:1 Starter Electric
Maximum Power 150hp @
10,000 rpm Transmission
Maximum Torque Gearbox 6-speed
Fuel 4 Mikuni BDSR40 CV Downdraft
carburettors with Throttle position sensor.
Clutch Wet multiplate
3.50-17 Rear 6.00-17
Weight 175.0 kg
Length 2,095 mm
Seat Height 815 mm
Clearance 140 mm
Tyres 120/70-ZR17 190/50-ZR17
Front Suspension 41mm inverted
telescopic forks with 5.3" travel.
Brakes 298mm floating discs front. 4 piston calipers.
245mm drilled disc rear.
Rear suspension Monoshock 5.1" travel
Fuel Capacity 18.0 litres