Ride Latest Moto-GP Yamaha Technology YZF-R1 2012


YZF-R1, the king of Yamaha product under sport bike that offer the latest Moto-GP technology. Excellent cornering and high speed stability for daily use. YZR-M1 also led Lorenzo as world champione. I guess this is the dream bike of every rider.

yzf-r1 2012 tachometer

A lot of new features that yamaha YZF-R1 2012 offer for they end users.

For 2012, the YZF-R1 receives another benefit from MotoGP technology – a seven-level Traction Control System. The system has been developed so the rider does not feel any unnatural or harsh intervention from the system. In addition, traction control can aid in reducing tire wear due to less wheel spin. Coupled with the three level D-Mode electronics throttle response control, riders have 21 different choices available to tailor the YZF-R1 to their riding preference.

World GP 50th Anniversary Edition celebrates Yamaha’s racing heritage with Pearl White/Rapid Red livery. Includes a 50th Anniversary emblem on top of the fuel tank and a special numbered plate showing the production number of only 2000 units that will be produced worldwide in these commemorative colors. Gold Yamaha badges are used on the fuel tank, front, and rear of the motorcycle, and an additional small sticker kit will be provided.

Yamaha YZF-R1 cornering

The 2012 YZF-R1 has a new headlight cowl designed to be sharper, more modern, and more aggressive. LED position lights are used for a high quality and distinctive look. Out back, the muffler end caps and heat shields are restyled for a more mechanical look. And a new top triple clamp is styled after the YZR-M1.

This R1 keeps all the technological superiorities developed for its predecessor: YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) is MotoGP inspired fly-by-wire technology used to deliver instant throttle response. YCC-I is Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake which is a variable intake system that broadens the spread of power. The fuel injection system provides optimum air/fuel mixtures for maximum power and smooth throttle response.

In keeping with this machine’s exceptional cornering ability and crisp handling, the aluminum frame has been designed to offer exceptional rigidity balance. The rear frame is lightweight Controlled-Fill die-cast magnesium, contributing the optimum mass centralization. Suspension includes SOQI front forks which use one of the tricks developed for our winning MotoGP bikes: independent damping. The left fork handles compression damping and the right side handles the rebound damping. And the rear shock adopts bottom linkage for optimum suspension characteristics.

The sound on the YZF-R1 is unlike any other inline four cylinder production supersport. The precise and throaty pulse of the exhaust note will have riders enthused every time the throttle is opened.

YZF-R1 2012 new looks panel instrument

2012 new feature

Seven-level Traction Control System allows the rider to get more traction and drive while exiting corners.

New ECU settings provide excellent drivability during low and mid rpm acceleration.
New top triple clamps add to the appearance of the YZF-R1, reminiscent of the MotoGP powerhouse YZR-M1.

The footrests have been redesigned for great boot sole contact and advanced rider/motorcycle interface.

New headlight cowl styling and LED position lights enhance the YZF-R1’s unique styling.

New silencer heat guards and end caps are re-styled to give the rear end of the bike a more compact look ,while at the same time making the individual parts look more mechanical.

YZF-R1 Spec:


998cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves (titanium intake valves)

Bore x Stroke
78.0mm X 52.2mm

Compression Ratio

Fuel Delivery
Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I

TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch

Final Drive
#530 O-ring chain


Suspension / Front
43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel

Suspension / Rear
Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; 4-way adjustable, 4.7-in travel

Brakes / Front
Dual 310mm disc; radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers

Brakes / Rear
220mm disc; single-piston caliper

Tires / Front

Tires / Rear


81.5 in

28.1 in

44.5 in

Seat Height
32.8 in

55.7 in

Rake (Caster Angle)

4.0 in

Fuel Capacity
4.8 gal

Fuel Economy
33 mpg

Wet Weight
454 lb


Primary Reduction Ratio
65/43 (1.512)

Secondary Reduction Ratio
47/17 (2.765)

Gear Ratio - 1st Gear
38/15 (2.533)

Gear Ratio - 2nd Gear
33/16 (2.063)

Gear Ratio - 3rd Gear
37/21 (1.762)

Gear Ratio - 4th Gear
35/23 (1.522)

Gear Ratio - 5th Gear
30/22 (1.364)

Gear Ratio - 6th Gear
33/26 (1.269)

Yamaha YZF-R1 2012

Yamaha YZF-R1 rear faceYZF-R1 2012 front face

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