2000 Yamaha R1

SOLD FOR: $5,885

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 11, 2024

Winner: w***k

Winning Bid: $5,500
Buyer Fee: $385
Total: $5,885

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Click here for a VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 2000 Yamaha R1. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The 1990s were defined by three sportbikes – the Honda CBR900RR, the Ducati 916, and the Yamaha R1. Honda’s CBR900RR started the revolution by being 76 pounds lighter than its lightest competition. Soon after, Ducati released the 916. It was technically competent with fuel injection and even an adjustable steering head angle, but it’s best remembered just for being one of the most beautiful motorcycles of all time. In 1998, Yamaha released the R1 and wiped the floor with everyone else – it was the lightest and most powerful literbike available and you had to work hard to find a dealer with one in stock. Over 20 years later they’re still fantastic machines, so here’s your chance to relive the glory days.

The basic specifications are 150 horsepower, 419 pound dry weight, and a 2.96 second 0-60 time, per MCN. Those are all impressive numbers, but the design of the drivetrain is what made it all possible. Yamaha was able to make the engine/transmission much smaller by vertically stacking the transmission shafts. Further space was saved by putting the water pump inside the engine cases. The packaging let Yamaha shorten the wheelbase and still lengthen the swingarm, which made the R1 feel like a 600cc bike but with 1,000cc power.

For more on the R1 and what made it special, check out this article on Sport Rider. Or for a buying guide geared towards used R1s (with notes like it’s “getting hard to find a clean one.”), check out this article on Motorcyclist magazine.

Manufactured in April of 2000, this example is VIN: JYARN05Y9YA000345. The seller has owned the bike for two years.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 150 miles. The odometer shows 19,525 miles.

The seller states that he has changed the oil, replaced the battery, and installed new Michelin tires.

Frame sliders.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin Power tires with date codes of 2020 and 2221.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
“Paint nicks rear wheel.”

“Tiny chip on front of tank.”

“Small chip on tail.”

Currently located  in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Yamaha is offered on a clean Nevada title. Have any R1 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 15

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: w***k

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
w***k January 11, 2024 11:01 am PST $5,500
t**************r January 11, 2024 11:00 am PST $5,400
w***k January 11, 2024 10:59 am PST $5,300
t**************r January 11, 2024 10:58 am PST $5,200
w***k January 11, 2024 10:58 am PST $5,101 Auto
w***k January 11, 2024 10:58 am PST $5,100
t**************r January 11, 2024 10:58 am PST $5,000 Auto
w***k January 11, 2024 10:58 am PST $4,900
t**************r January 11, 2024 10:19 am PST $4,800 Auto
c******5 January 11, 2024 10:19 am PST $4,700
t**************r January 8, 2024 5:54 pm PST $4,400 Auto
s********3 January 8, 2024 5:54 pm PST $4,300
t**************r January 5, 2024 9:08 am PST $4,200 Auto
a*******e January 5, 2024 9:08 am PST $4,100
t**************r January 4, 2024 1:35 pm PST $4,000 Reserve
Auction started January 4, 2024 10:27 am PST
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