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Nice example of the iconic, early model Yamaha R1. Comes with lots of old MOT's, invoices, original owners handbook and service book with some early year stamps. The odd minor mark to be expected from age and normal use, but nothing specific and overall in tidy condition throughout. Runs and rides well, great value.

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North Cornwall Motorcycles

Hospital Road, EX23 9BP


YAMAHA R1 (1998-2003)
MCN Rating 5 out of 5 View full MCN ratings
Owners' Rating 5 out of 5 View full owners' ratings

MCN overall review verdict: The third and final great sports bike of the nineties. The Honda FireBlade set the agenda, the Ducati 916 added finesse and the Yamaha R1 topped them off with extra power and madness. Even today the original Yamaha R1 is a sports tool to be reckoned with and updated Yamaha R1s are even more potent and easier to use too. They say you shouldn’t meet your heroes, but the R1 just makes everything so easy. There are no vibes, knee ache or surprises that mar the experience of riding it, and there’s even a huge space under the pillion seat for a couple of sandwiches. Try that on your Panigale.

Running costs
Insurance group 16 of 17
Annual road tax £91
Annual service cost £240
Max power 150 bhp
Max torque 80 ft-lb
Top speed 175 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 10.8 secs
Average fuel consumption 38 mpg
Tank range 150 miles
Quick specs
Engine size 998cc
Engine type 20v in-line four, 6 gears
Frame type Aluminium twin spar
Fuel capacity 18 litres
Seat height 815mm
Bike weight 175kg

Figures shown are for the standard model and so may differ from bike being sold

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1) return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. If the motorcycle has exceeded the maximum agreed mileage a charge for excess mileage will apply – in this example 6p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage up to 4,999 miles and 12p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage exceeding 4,999 miles If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage you will have nothing further to pay;
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