The Yamaha R1, also called the YZF-R1, is a superbike. This motorcycle is manufactured by Yamaha Motor Company since 1998. The Yamaha YZF-R6 was introduced in 1999 as the supersport version of the R1 superbike. The 1999 R1 saw just minor changes compared to the 1998 model, such as paint and graphics.
However the fuel reserve capacity was reduced of 5.5 to 4.0 liters. The model was tested in 1999 and quickly showed that this sample had a top speed of 270 km / h.
A characteristic of the type in 1998-1999, is the high point which is in the center of the fairing.