25 Years of The YZF-R1 Legend

Yamaha’s Superbike Gets Better With Age

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Yamaha’s flagship YZF-R1. Since its unveiling in 1998, when the first generation YZF-R1 had pundits searching for new superlatives, Yamaha and the R1 have continued to push the boundaries of performance and innovation.


We look back on the technological advancements that have kept the YZF-R1 at the head of the pack.