Yamaha YZF750R: history, specs, pictures

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Yamaha YZF750
Also called YZF750SP, YZF 750 SP, YZF750R, YZF750R Genesis, YZF 750 R Genesis, YZF 750 R, YZF 750
Production 1993 - 1997
Class Sport Bike
Successor Yamaha YZF-R7
Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 5 valves per cylinder.
Bore / Stroke 72.0mm x 46.0mm
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Top Speed 165 mph (265 km/h)
Horsepower 122.3 HP (91.2 KW) @ 12000RPM
Torque 60.48 ft/lbs (82.0 Nm) @ 9500RPM
Air Filter K&N YA-7593 `94-98[1]
Ignition T.C.I. Digital / electric
Spark Plug NGK CR9E
Battery YUASA YTX12-BS
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain: 532x106
Front Sprocket 16T
Rear Sprocket 43T
Suspension Front: 41mm USD forks adjustable preload rebound and compression
Rear: Monocross adjustable preload rebound
Brakes Front: 2x 320mm discs 6 piston calipers
Rear: Single 245mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70-ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55-ZR17
Wheelbase 55.91 inches (1420 mm)
Length 81.5 inches (2070 mm)
Width 28.74 inches (730 mm)
Height 45.87 inches (1165 mm)
Seat Height 30.31 inches (770 mm)
Weight 432.11 pounds (196.0 Kg) (dry), 223 kg / 490 lbs (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-303[1]
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity 5.02 Gallon (19.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 16.00 liters/100 km (6.3 km/l or 14.70 mpg)
Related Yamaha YZF750SP
Manuals 1993 Yamaha YZF750 R E Owners manual

1994 Yamaha YZF750R F Owners Manual

1996 Yamaha YZF750 Owners Manual
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The Yamaha YZF750R Genesis was a in-line four, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1993 and 1997. It could reach a top speed of 165 mph (265 km/h). Max torque was 60.48 ft/lbs (82.0 Nm) @ 9500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 122.3 HP (91.2 KW) @ 12000 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a Liquid cooled cooled Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 5 valves per cylinder.. The engine featured a 11.5:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit | edit source]

Power was moderated via the Wet, multiple discs, cable operated.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2x 320mm discs 6 piston calipers in the front and a Single 245mm disc 2 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 41mm USD forks adjustable preload rebound and compression while the rear was equipped with a Monocross adjustable preload rebound. The YZF750R was fitted with a 19 Liters / 4.3 gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 196 kg / 432.1 lbs. The wheelbase was 1,420 mm / 55.9 in long.

1993 - 1996 Yamaha YZF 750R[edit | edit source]

My Yamaha YZF 750R is very fast bike thanks to Unique EXPU system. YZF has a special engine, very smooth, linear midrange power delivery.Other bikes now wear six piston bakes, but the YZF was the first production bike to boast them as standard.

1994[edit | edit source]

Photos[edit | edit source]

Overview[edit | edit source]

Yamaha's FZ750 had been one of the m company's best-sellers in the mid-'eighties, but by the early 'nineties it was dated outhandled and outpowered by a new generation of alloy-framed, fat-tyred race replicas. Rumours of a replacement had been rife since Kawasaki launched the ZXR750 in 1989. But at that time Yamaha's answer was to launch the OW01, (a limited edition - and extremely expensive - World Superbike contender), and let the FZ soldier on as a road bike.

But by late 1992, the OW01 had also reached the end of its potential in world-class competition now it was time to build a bike for the racetrack as well as the road.

The YZF750 was launched at the beginning of 1993 and quickly got a name for itself as a nimble, quick-steering sportster that handled more like a 600 than a big 750. It was based on the well-proven OW01 design, but developed to the point where no parts are interchangeable between the two.

Importantly for road riders, the YZF's road manners didn't need to be compromised by its track aspirations. A limited-edition SP version was built for racing, with a close-ratio gearbox, stiffer, multi-adjustable suspension, a single race seat and huge


That left the standard YZF with more useable gear ratios, proper pillion accommodation and far better engine behaviour than the SP. In fact, only the SP's adjustable suspension made YZF owners jealous. Yamaha listened to them and the standard YZF soon sprouted fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension front and rear.

The new suspension helped to make an already quick-steering and sweet-handling bike into a real road weapon. Surprisingly for a 750, it's easy to handle on twisty backroads, and civilised enough to cover long distances in reasonable comfort. That's partly down to the quality of the suspension, which allows relatively soft springs without compromising control - bumpy bends don't throw the YZF off line, or throw the rider out of his seat. But if you really want to experience the YZF's mind-expanding limits safely you need smooth, open roads or the freedom of a race track.

Because the YZF is fast. Not just in terms of outright speed - Kawasaki's ZXR is a little faster in still conditions. What makes the YZF's engine special is its smooth, linear midrange power delivery. For this, we have to thank Yamaha's unique EXUP system. The EXUP (it stands for Exhaust Ultimate Powervalve) is a valve in the exhaust collector pipe that opens and closes at preset revs, and fools the engine into thinking it has an exhaust pipe specifically tuned for those revs. The result is apparent as soon as you ride the YZF -where its competitors have little low-down pull, followed by peak power coming in with a bang, the YZF just pulls, and pulls, and pulls, from 3,000rpm all the way to the 13,000rpm redline.

Slowing the YZF down from its 160mph+ top speed are some of the most powerful front brakes fitted to any road bike. Twin discs are gripped so hard by six-piston calipers it's not unknown for the discs to warp under the strain. Other bikes now wear six-piston brakes (including some Triumphs and Suzukis), but the YZF was the first production bike to boast them as standard. But its instant success as a road bike wasn't to be mirrored on the track. It was to be late 1994 before the YZF proved its worth and achieved its first serious international success - victory at the Bol d'Or 24-hour race in the hands of brothers and ex-GP racers Christian and Dominique Sarron. The race bike had finally caught up with the road bike.

Specification[edit | edit source]

Make Model Yamaha YZF 750R
Year 1993
Engine Type Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 5 valves per cylinder.
Displacement 749 cc / 45.7 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 72 x 46 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression 11.5:1
Induction 4x Mikuni BDST38 carbs
Ignition T.C.I. Digital / electric
Starting Electric
Max Power 125 hp / 91.1 kW @ 12000 rpm
Max Power Rear Tire 113.6 hp @ 11800 rpm
Max Torque 80.4 Nm / 8.2 kgf-m / 59.3 lb-ft @ 9500 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Front Suspension 41mm USD forks adjustable preload rebound and compression
Rear Suspension Monocross adjustable preload rebound
Front Brakes 2x 320mm discs 6 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 245mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Dimensions Length 2170 mm / 85.4 in Width 730 mm / 28.7 in Height 1165 mm / 45.8 in
Wheelbase 1,420 mm / 55.9 in
Seat Height 795 mm / 31.2 in
Ground Clearance 140 mm / 5.5 in
Dry Weight 196 kg / 432.1 lbs
Wet Weight 223 kg / 490 lbs
Fuel Capacity 19 Liters / 4.3 gal
Consumption Average 16.4 km/lit
Braking 60 - 0 / 100 - 0 12.6 m / 36.8 m
Standing ¼ Mile 10.6 sec / 209.1 km/h
Top Speed 260.6 km/h
Road Test Moto Sprint Group Test 1993

In Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.