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Fastest Yamaha Bikes Of All Time: Blazing A Trail Of Speed

One of the key players in the motorcycle industry, Yamaha offers a bike for every need. From the iconic yellow racers of the past to the technologically advanced beasts of today, we explore the 5 fastest Yamaha bikes ever built.

Edited By : Auto Desk | Mar 15, 2024 19:23 IST
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Fastest Yamaha Bikes Of All Time: Yamaha has been one of the key players dominating the motorcycle industry for decades, offering a large number of models for each category. Whether you need a motorcycle for daily commute or for long journeys, the manufacturer ensures there’s a Yamaha to suit your riding needs. Some of the most successful racers of all time used Yamaha motorcycles. The mere sight of those yellow sports bikes with black stripes from the 70s and 80s instilled fear among all the competitors.

In the decades since, Yamaha applied much of the technology from those racing engines on several street-legal motorcycles. We bring you the list of 5 fastest Yamaha bikes ever built over the years.

5 Fastest Yamaha bikes ever built

1. Yamaha YZF-R1M

Inspired by a legendary Yamaha motorcycle, the FZR1000 EXUP, the YZF-R1M is aggressive as well as powerful. It is equipped with a 998 cc inline four-cylinder engine capable of churning out 197 hp. Furthermore, the motorcycle manages to hit a top speed of  280 kmph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in less than three seconds. 

As motorcycle technology continues to evolve, the credits for much of the performance and stability of the YZF-R1M goes to advanced electronics. Currently, it is one of the world’s best sports bikes.

2. Yamaha FZR1000

The Yamaha FZR1000 was first launched back in 1987 and offered plenty of power as a sports bike. It was equipped with a liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine that produced 135 hp. Later, the motorcycle received an upgrade in 1989. Yamaha also upgraded the engine and unveiled a 1,002 cc motor delivering 145 hp. The motorcycle got a new name – FZR1000 EXUP – denoting a new exhaust control system.

Furthermore, with the 0-100 kmph acceleration in 2.7 seconds, it also offered the performance you could only wish for. Reaching a top speed of 270 kmph, this legendary motorcycle rose to the top of the sportbike class.

3. Yamaha YZF-R6

A middleweight motorcycle, the YZF-R6 comes with a much lighter frame as compared to other bikes in this segment and gets just a 600 cc engine. Even with a full tank, it weighs just under 370 pounds. But don’t underestimate its power! The YZF-R6 reaches a maximum speed of 260 kmph and does a 0 to 100 kmph sprint in just three seconds. However, you can’t buy a brand new YZF-R6 that you can ride on the streets. While Yamaha built street-legal models over the years, the latest model is only for racetracks.

4. Yamaha FJR1300

The Yamaha FJR1300 boasts a 1, 298 cc inline four-cylinder engine that produces 144 hp. It manages a 0 to 100 kmph sprint in just under three seconds. As a sports tourer, it’s more rider-friendly as compared to racing bikes. But what makes it a well-balanced bike is that it reliably delivers enough power across all rev zones when required. Despite all the useful accessories, such as the glove box and additional storage space, the top speed is just under 250 kmph.

5. Yamaha V-Max

The Yamaha V-Max was not necessarily known for its top speed but incredible acceleration when compared to other Yamaha models. Known for its brutal acceleration, the V-Max left many sportbikes behind in the initial burst. With a 1,679cc V4 engine at its heart developing up to 200hp, the Yamaha V-Max was quite a heavy machine. However, Yamaha stopped producing the V-Max in 2019. It was a popular motorcycle, thanks to its raw power. It could do a 0-100 kmph sprint in a matter of 2.65 seconds and completed the quarter-mile in 10.29 seconds. 

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First published on: Mar 15, 2024 07:23 PM IST

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