2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S | Buyer’s Guide
2016- Yamaha YZF-R1

With the YZF-R1M being the upgraded version of the standard R1 superbike, Yamaha now has the R1S, a street-focused version of the high-performance machine.

Retaining the exotic electronics, Yamaha has gone with a few less-expensive materials to save production costs, and retuned the motor to reflect some of those changes.

For instance, the Crossplane Concept inline-4 in the R1S has steel connecting rods (rather than titanium) and different valve springs. Elsewhere, you have aluminum replacing magnesium, and steel substituting for aluminum.

Plus, you have higher-wear Bridgestone Hypersport S20 rubber, rather than racing tires. The main change to the power is that there’s a bit less overrev. On the street, you’re not likely to notice any difference in performance.

The R1S is nine pounds heavier than the standard R1, so there will be some difference in handling, most notably due to aluminum, rather than magnesium wheels and the different tires.

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S Specs:

  • Engine: 998cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC; 16 valves
  • Bore x stroke: 79.0 x 50.9mm
  • Compression ratio: 13.0:1
  • Fuel delivery: Fuel injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
  • Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
  • Final drive: O-ring chain
  • Front Suspension: 43mm KYB inverted forks; fully adjustable; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear Suspension: KYB single shock w/piggyback reservoir, 4-way adjustable; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Front Brakes: Dual 320mm hydraulic discs; 4-piston caliper, Unified Brake System and ABS
  • Rear Brake 220mm disc; Unified Brake System and ABS
  • Front tire: 120/70ZR17
  • Rear tire: 190/55ZR17
  • L x W x H: 80.9 x 27.2 x 45.3 inches
  • Seat height: 33.7 inches
  • Wheelbase: 55.3 inches
  • Rake: 24.0°
  • Trail: 4.0 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 5.1 inches
  • Fuel Capacity 4.5 gallons
  • EPA estimated fuel economy: 34 mpg
  • Wet weight: 448 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S Colors:

  • Matte Gray
  • Intensity White/Raven/Rapid Red

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S Price:

  • MSRP – $14,990

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