The Bike

Yamaha YZF-R1 (GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team)

The FIM Endurance World Championship is the ultimate test of man and machine, with races that range from 8 to 24 hours long, meaning reliability, fuel economy and much more come into play rather than just outright pace.

The Endurance-Spec YZF-R1 is heavier than short-distance race bikes because of its lights needed to ride in the dark, a bigger tank to hold more fuel and heavier bodywork for extra sturdiness. The machine is usually shared between three riders in a team; therefore finding a good setup is always a compromise.

The Yamaha YZF-R1 has propelled the Yamaha Official EWC Teams to four separate FIM Endurance World Championships, the latest being the spectacular 2016/2017 season that saw the GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team lift the title. The bike has also won a historic three victories in a row at the Suzuka 8 Hours for the Yamaha Factory Racing Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Main titles
2017 FIM Endurance World Champions (GMT94)
2014 FIM Endurance World Champions (GMT94)
2009 FIM Endurance World Champions (YART)
2004 FIM Endurance World Champions (GMT94)
YZF-R1 GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team

Technical Specifications

Bike

  • Model:
  • YZF-R1
  • Engine Type:
  • Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward- inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
  • Displacement:
  • 998cc
  • Bore and Stroke:
  • 79.0 mm x 50.9 mm
  • Maximum power:
  • Over 210 P.S.
  • Lubrication system:
  • Wet sump
  • Ignition system:
  • YEC KIT ECU
  • Starter system:
  • Electric
  • Transmission System:
  • Constant Mesh, 6-speed
  • Final Transmission :
  • Chain

Chassis

  • Frame:
  • Aluminium Deltabox
  • Front Suspension System:
  • Telescopic forks, Ø 43 mm
  • Front Travel:
  • 120mm
  • Caster Angle:
  • 24o
  • Trail:
  • 102mm
  • Rear suspension system:
  • Swingarm, (link suspension)
  • Rear Travel :
  • 120 mm
  • Front Brake:
  • Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 320 mm
  • Rear Brake:
  • Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm
  • Front Tyre:
  • 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
  • Rear Tyre:
  • 190/55 ZR17M/C (75W)

Dimensions

  • Overall Length:
  • 2,055mm
  • Overall Width:
  • 690mm
  • Overall Height:
  • 1,150mm
  • Seat Height:
  • 855mm
  • Wheel Base:
  • 1,405mm
  • Minimum Ground Clearance:
  • 130mm
  • Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank):
  • 172kg
  • Fuel tank capacity:
  • 24 litres
  • Oil Tank Capacity:
  • 3.9 litres