Featuring next‑generation R‑Series styling, sophisticated electronic control, enhanced braking and suspension performance, and a refined crossplane engine.
MotoGP-Derived Crossplane Crankshaft Engine
The 998cc inline-four-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s exclusive crossplane crankshaft technology derived from the YZR-M1 MotoGP machine. Every aspect of this unique engine is built to thrill, and for 2020, updates include a new cylinder head, intake system, fuel injectors and airbox.
Digital Superbike Technology
For 2020, the R1 features a new cable-less ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) system that transforms the rider’s inputs into motion, with a full suite of IMU-powered electronic rider aids that bring new meaning to the term ‘rider confidence.’ New electronic features provide even greater adjustability and control, too.
Upgraded Brakes and Tires
The YZF-R1 utilizes track-focused braking hardware, featuring potent 4-piston radial-mounted front calipers, stainless steel front lines, big 320mm rotors with new high-friction pads, and an all-new compact ABS unit. New Bridgestone RS11 tires ensure true racetrack-ready traction with balanced road feel and handling.
Sharp New Styling
The 2020 YZF-R1 features sleek new bodywork to create an even more aerodynamic profile, with an integrated and harmonious design.
Legendary R-Series Handling
Built around Yamaha’s refined Deltabox aluminum frame technology and mounting high-spec, fully-adjustable suspension, the YZF-R1 exemplifies over 20 years of chassis technology developed on racetracks around the world.