COMPARISON: Yamaha YZF-R1 By The Numbers

Yamaha YZF-R1 studio 3/4 view

Being the first new-for-2015 liter-class sport bike to undergo Cycle World performance testing, we were curious to learn how the latest YZF-R1 stacks up against not only its peers but the previous-generation R1 as well. It will be another month before we can assemble all class-of-'15 contenders together for a heads-up comparison. However, the following chart depicts the most recent test data available from our test archive. Stay tuned for the outcome of our upcoming superbike shootout, as class hierarchy is likely to shuffle as a result of back-to-back testing under common climatic conditions.

BY THE NUMBERS YZF-R1 Comparison Performance Chart
BY THE NUMBERS YZF-R1 Comparison Weight Chart

BY THE NUMBERS performance chart.

BY THE NUMBERS weight chart.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1.

2013 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC.

2013 BMW S1000RR.

2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale.

2013 Honda CBR1000RR SP.

2012 Kawasaki ZX-10R.

2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000.