Yamaha YZF1000R

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Yamaha YZF1000
Also called YZF1000R Thunderace, YZF1000R1, YZF 1000 R1, YZF 1000 R Thunderace
Production 1996 - 2001
Class Sport Bike
Predecessor Yamaha FZR1000
Successor Yamaha YZF-R1
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 75.5mm x 56.0mm
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Top Speed 149 mph (240 km/h)
Horsepower 97.89 HP (73.0 KW) @ 10000RPM
Torque 79.66 ft/lbs (108.0 Nm) @ 8500RPM
Air Filter K&N YA-1089 `97[1]
Spark Plug NGK DR8EA '97
Battery YUASA YTX14-BS '97
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet plate
Final Drive Chain: 532x110
Front Sprocket 17T
Rear Sprocket 46T
Suspension Front: 48mm conventional telescopic
Rear: Monoshock Adjustable Preload, Bump And Rebound
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/70-ZR17 '97
Rear Tire 180/55-ZR17 '97
Wheelbase 56.5 inches (1435 mm)
Seat Height 31.3 inches (795 mm)
Weight 436.52 pounds (198.0 Kg) (dry), 229.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 5.02 Gallon (19.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 0.68 liters/100 km (147.1 km/l or 345.91 mpg)
Manuals 1997 Yamaha YZF1000R J Owners Manual

1998 Yamaha YZF1000 K Owners Manual

2001 Yamaha YZF1000R Owners Manual

The Yamaha YZF1000R was a in-line four, four-stroke Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1996 and 2001. It was known as the Thunderace in the European market. It could reach a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h). Max torque was 79.66 ft/lbs (108.0 Nm) @ 8500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 97.89 HP (73.0 KW) @ 10000 RPM. The Yamaha YZF1000 was the precursor to the Yamaha YZF-R1 (R1).


The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 75.5mm bore x 56.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1002.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate.


It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 180/55-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 48mm conventional telescopic while the rear was equipped with a Monoshock Adjustable Preload, Bump And Rebound. The YZF1000R Thunderace was fitted with a 5.02 Gallon (19.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 436.52 pounds (198.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.5 inches (1435 mm) long.

1996 - 2003 Yamaha YZF 1000 R Thunderace[edit]

1996 - 2003 Yamaha YZF 1000 R Thunderace

The Thunderace or T-Ace took the place of the FZR 1000 Genesis in 1996.

In Media[edit]


1997 Yamaha YZF1000 in Black
1997 Yamaha YZF1000 in Black


  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 

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