Cutting-edge MotoGP®-Derived Crossplane Crankshaft Engine
The YZF-R1S® features a lightweight and compact crossplane-crankshaft, inline-four-cylinder, 998cc high output engine, producing excellent power and a strong pulse of linear torque for stunning performance.
Class-leading Electronics Package
The YZF-R1S features an advanced MotoGP®-inspired electronics package: a suite of inter-related technologies, powered by Yamaha’s six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), that enable the rider to enjoy the fullest range of performance with great comfort, control, and ease of operation.
The IMU consists of a gyro sensor that measures pitch, roll, and yaw, as well as an accelerometer, or G-sensor, that measures acceleration in the fore-aft, up-down, and right-left directions… all at a rate of 125 calculations per second. By calculating each signal, the IMU finds the precise vehicle position and movement, and communicates it to the ECU, enabling it to control the bike’s systems.
Digital Rider Aids
The YZF-R1S is equipped with banking-sensitive Traction Control, as well as Slide Control, Wheel Lift Control, Launch Control, ABS, a Unified Braking System, and more. This gives R1S riders an amazing level of rider-adaptive performance.
The advanced aluminum Deltabox® frame uses the engine as a stressed member of the chassis and is designed to provide optimum longitudinal, lateral and torsional rigidity.
Compact Exhaust System
A midship exhaust system features a titanium muffler and is positioned low, in the middle of the chassis, for improved mass centralization.
The styling on the R1S is shared with the YZF-R1M® and YZF-R1® and inspired by the YZR-M1®, purposely sculpted for maximum aerodynamic efficiency.
Dynamic “M1” inspired styling that creates a more compact profile with improved aerodynamics.
Compact LED Headlights
LED headlights are both lightweight and compact allowing for a more streamlined design and layout of the front face.
LED front turn signals are integrated into the mirrors for improved aerodynamics, while an LED tail light is stylish and highly visible.
Factory Level Telemetry
Available as an option is the Yamaha-exclusive Communication Control Unit. The CCU allows riders to communicate with the vehicle via Wi-Fi through Yamaha’s exclusive Y-TRAC smartphone and tablet app. The system is comprised of the CCU and GPS antenna, running data can be recorded via a data logger, with course mapping and automatic lap timing managed by GPS. This data can then be wirelessly downloaded to the Android® or Apple® iOS® app where it can be analyzed. Changes to settings can be made via the Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) setting app and then uploaded back to the R1S.
Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) uses six axes of measurement: It consists of a gyro sensor that measures pitch, roll, and yaw, as well as an accelerometer, or G-sensor, that measures acceleration in the fore-aft, up-down, and right-left directions… all at a rate of 125 calculations per second. The IMU communicates with the ECU, which activates the technologies in Yamaha Ride Control (YRC). YRC includes Power Mode, Traction Control System, Slide Control System, Lift Control System and Launch Control System. All these systems are adjustable and can be saved within four presets in the YRC system.
Power Delivery Mode (PWR), similar to the earlier “D-Mode” system, lets the rider choose from four settings of throttle-valve opening rate in relation to the degree of throttle-grip opening to best match their riding conditions.
Lean Angle Sensitive TCS
Variable Traction Control System (TCS) reduces rear wheel spin when exiting corners, calculating differences in wheels speeds and in relation to lean angle. As lean angle increases, so does the amount of intervention… with ten separate settings (off and 1-9) enabling the rider to dial in the exact level of control needed.
Slide Control System (SCS), the first of its kind on a production motorcycle, comes directly from the YZR-M1. It works in tandem with the IMU, where, if a slide is detected while accelerating during hard leaning conditions, the ECU will step in and control engine power to reduce the slide. This too can be adjusted by the rider. Four settings (1-3 and off).
Lift Control System
Lift Control System (LIF) IMU detects the front to rear pitch rate and the ECU controls engine power to reduce the front wheel lift during acceleration. Four settings (1-3 and off).
Race Start Control
Launch Control System (LCS) limits engine rpms to 10,000 wide open throttle. It maintains optimum engine output in conjunction with input from the TCS and LIF systems to maximize acceleration from a standing start. Three setting levels regulate the effect (1-2 and off).
The R1S uses YCC-T® (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle), fly-by-wire technology providing optimum power delivery, as well as YCC-I® (Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake), which is a variable intake system that broadens the spread of power in both low and high rpm.