2011 Yamaha YZR-M1 Technical Specifications

02/21/2011 @ 2:35 am, by Jensen Beeler8 COMMENTS

Along with the official unveiling of the 2011 Yamaha MotoGP team & livery, the Japanese manufacturer has also released photos of the 2011 Yamaha YZR-M1, with accompanying technical specifications. Unsurprisingly, Yamaha is keeping many of its exact specifications close to the chest, but test reports indicate that a refined chassis, and a slightly more powerful motor have been added to the 2011 YZR-M1.

While having the favored racing package on the MotoGP grid, Yamaha has seen Honda and Ducati make considerable improvements to their machines this past season and during the testing sessions. Likely to give the tuning fork brand a better run for its money, the big question for the 2011 racing season will be whether Yamaha, along with Jorge Lorenzo, will be able to defend their various World Champion titles with the latest iterations from their competitors. Only time will tell, but expect a strong showing from the team, despite its lack of a title sponsor.


Engine: Liquid cooled Crossplane crankshaft inline four-cylinder, four stroke
Power: Over 200 horsepower (147KW)
Top speed: In excess of 320kmh
Transmission: Six-speed cassette-type gearbox, with alternative gear ratios available
Chassis: Aluminium twin tube delta box, multi-adjustable steering geometry/wheelbase/ride height. Aluminium swingarm
Suspension: Ohlins upside down front forks and Ohlins rear shock, all adjustable for pre-load, high and low-speed compression and rebound damping. Alternative rear suspension links available
Wheels: MFR Forged Magnesium 16.5 front, 16.5 rear
Tires: Bridgestone, 16.5 front, 16.5 in rear, available as slick, intermediate, wet and hand-cut tyres
Brakes: Brembo, two 320mm carbon front discs, two four-piston calipers. Single 220mm stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper
Weight: 150 kg. In accordance with FIM regulations.

Source: Yamaha Racing

  • JawDroppin

    Shall be interesting to how she fares up this year! :/

  • hangjebat

    i want to see weather lorenzo can build this bike to win the race as Rossi’s does for years…….it’s not easy….not many riders have intelligent like Rossi…maybe 1 in million….

  • Faster1

    nonsense, Lorenzo had completely different settings than Rossi last year and a completely competent crew that can turn the screws as good as anyone. You don’t need to be a household name to be good. Lorenzo and Rossi don’t “build” anything,,, (although maybe Rossi needs to this year),, The Yami is turn-key, it’s barely changed (like the Honda) from last year. They aren’t going to dump a truckload of cash into a bike that gets completely crushed and the end of the year to make way for the 1000’s. ,,,Then there’s Ducati who has a “Stoner only” machine and looked completely fooked this year,, regardless of who is turning the screws.

    Back to the bike,, which has the best title Sponsor in the grid,,, Yamaha! They only make the tittle winning “bike-to-beat” machine. Why muck it up with chips, Rolling papers, Italian economy cars, or telecommunications companies. Livery done Proper ! !

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  • Ralph

    Dottore gone… Bye, bye Termignoni… Hello Akrapoviç!

    Barely changed? But the speed sits in the finer tweakings… let’s see how JL fares without VR46.

    My bet is that Speez will make him run for his money!

  • Pete

    Those are the vaguest specs I’ve ever seen :D

  • Steve

    I agrre Pete. It’s like saying I’m over 35 yeras old, almost six feet tall and look like Brad Pitt wich is all true. Kind of…… No matter what, this is going to be a VERY interesting year.

  • Thanx! Waiting for Desmo specs … :)