Yamaha 2002 Sportbikes

The YR1 for 2002avaialble in team race colors Bue/White, Red/White, and Silver & Black as shown below.

2002 YZF-R1
From the moment the R1 was unleashed upon the unsuspecting sport bike world four years ago, it’s been
painfully obvious … to the competition, that is … that no other open-class machine holds a candle to this
incredible combination of liter-bike power, 600cc-spec handling and drop-dead gorgeous styling.

The R1 has always been famous for scalpel-sharp handling, and for 2002 this wicked carver gets an even
keener blade, thanks to an all-new Deltabox III frame. Constructed of aluminum and bathed in a Superbike-inspired black finish, this third-generation Deltabox chassis is lighter and more rigid than ever before. Couple this stiffer skeleton with a lightweight, removable subframe, an all-new, equally stiffer fully
adjustable 43mm inverted Kayaba fork, an asymmetrical-type aluminum swingarm with revised rear
shock rates, and lighter-weight wheels, and you’re looking at cornering capability as planted and predictable as it is blazingly quick.

Intheir never-ending quest to stay a corner ahead of the other guys, Yamaha outfitted the 2002 R1 with all-new, suction-piston type fuel injection, a competition-tested system never before used on a production motorcycle. Mounted to shorter intake ports and featuring a unique vacuum-controlled intake system utilizing both piston and butterfly-type throttle valves, this exclusive set-up delivers the smooth, linear characteristics of a conventional carburetor coupled with the stronger low- and mid-range torque output and stronger top-end performance for which fuel injection is famous. Now add an all-new, forward-facing airbox that routes cooler, fresher air engine-ward as speeds increase, thus ensuring greater high-rpm output … and more top-end ponies.

With futuristic styling as beautiful as it is functional, the R1’s newly redesigned tail section and all-new LED
taillight once again set the design pace for everyone else to follow. Retail Price $10,299

ALL New YR1 Changes for 2002:

  • Completely new, ultra-sleek bodywork features a sharper front profile and headlight; more compact fuel tank; engine-revealing side cowlings; and restyled seat and ultra-sleek tailsection.
  • Compact, ultra-lightweight 998cc, DOHC, 20-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine features significant intake, exhaust and internal retooling to enhance low- and mid-range torque and boost top-end power!
  • All-new, competition-bred suction-piston type fuel injection - the first ever such system used on a production motorcycle - features shorter intake ports and a special vacuum-controlled intake system to ensure optimum low-rpm air volume andthus smoother, stronger, more linear power across the rpm range.
  • The fuel injection's lightweight Electronic Control Unit (ECU) adjusts injection period and timing via intake air temperature/pressure, atmospheric pressure, coolanttemperature, crankshaft position, and rpm and throttle position sensors.
  • All-new, forward-facing airbox routes cooler, fresher air engine-ward as speeds
    increase, delivering greater high-rpm output.
  • All-new, higher silicon-content cylinder sleeves ensure greater heat dissipation (and reduced oil consumption) for consistent power delivery and reduced frictional powerloss.
  • Lightweight forged pistons feature carburized connecting rods with stronger, new-design fastening bolts for greater high-rpm durability. 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust with titanium muffler features reshaped, lighter-weight titanium header pipes for enhanced low- to mid-range torque and top-end power.
  • All-new, higher-efficiency radiator and ring-style cooling fan produces 20% more airflow.
  • Yamaha's patented Exhaust Ultimate Power (EXUP) valve, redesigned with two shafts and dual butterfly valves to be smaller and lighter, adjusts exhaust flow for maximum torque.
  • Increased oil capacity and larger oil cooler provide 20% better performance, while bigger sightglass ensures easy oil level inspection.
  • All-new direct ignition coils, iridium spark plugs and higher-output magneto delivers hotter, more reliable firing.
  • All-new aluminum Deltabox III frame, finished in gorgeous R7-spec black, boasts greater rigidity with reduced weight, a 600cc-class 54.9" wheelbase, and uses the engine as a fully stressed member for industry-leading handling.
  • Solid-mounted engine has been raised 20mm inside new frame, centralizing rider/machine mass for quicker cornering transitions.
  • All-new, fully detachable aluminum subframe means easier rear shock access.
  • Extra-long (22.9") swingarm features all-new asymmetrical design to accommodate retooled EXUP valve and muffler, as well as higher pivot axis and slant angle to match repositioned engine mounting.
  • Redesigned inverted telescopic front fork features 4.7" of travel and more rigid, larger-diameter 43mm tubes with higher rate springs and a wider range of damping adjustability for sharper, more responsive cornering performance.
  • Revised front-end geometry features reduced fork offset and increased trail for more linear response during cornering.
  • All-new, one-piece hollow forged aluminum clip-ons and a lighter-weight steering shaft pipe deliver enhanced balance and feel. 40mm piggyback rear shock with 5.1" of travel features higher spring rates, a wider range of full adjustability and a lighter-weight aluminum preload adjuster cam to ensure exceptional rear wheel tracking and handling performance.
  • Dual 298mm front disc brakes feature new gold-anodized, 4-piston calipers with all-new aluminum pistons and sintered brake pads for stronger, one-finger stopping power.
  • Rear brake set-up features lighter-weight, smaller-diameter 220mm disc with all-new 2-piston pin-slide-type caliper.
  • All-new LED taillight is lighter-weight and significantly brighter, while boasting a sleek, single-piece curved design.
  • All-new speedometer console with newly adjustable LCD illumination features multi-function digital (odometer, dual tripmeters, water temperature) and analog (tachometer) gauges and indicator lights.
  • Instrumentation also features all-new shift indicator light, adjustable for pre-selected rpm levels to suit different riding styles or roads.
  • Overall weight reduced thanks to lighter-weight wheels, drive sprocket cover, drive chain and front fender.
  • Additional Features:
    Specially designed, one-piece cylinder and crankcase assembly provides tremendous engine rigidity that's lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.
  • Special 3-axis gearbox design stacks input/output shafts to create a low center of gravity and keep overall engine size to 600cc-spec dimensions.
  • Close-ratio 6-speed transmission delivers seamless power transfer between gears for maximum acceleration.
  • Compact, large-capacity clutch ensures consistent, positive engagement.

Team Graves race tuning tips for
the Yamaha R1 are available in
The Paddock Garage

Yamaha YZF-R1 Specs

MSRP $10,299
Available from February 2002
Type: 998cc, liquid-cooled, 20-valve, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, Bore x stroke / mm 74 x 58mm, Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Carburetion: Suction-Piston Type Fuel Injection w/40mm throttle bodies (4) w/throttle position and RPM sensors
Ignition: Digital TCI
Transmission: 6-speed w/multi plate clutch
Final Drive: O-ring chain
Suspension/Front: 43mm inverted telescopic fork w/adj. preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.7" travel.
Suspension/Rear: Single shock w/piggyback reservoir and adj. preload, compression and rebound damping; 5.1" travel
Brakes/Front: Dual 298mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear: 220mm disc w/2-piston pin-slide caliper
Tires/Front: 120/70-ZR17
Tires/Rear: 190/50-ZR17
Length: 80.3"
Width: 27.4"
Height: 43.5"
Seat Height: 32"
Wheelbase: 54.9"
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.0°
Trail: 4.1"
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons
Oil Capacity (with oil filter change)
3.3 qt.
Dry Weight: 382 lbs.
Team Yamaha Blue/White; Red/White; Liquid Silver