What is the Fastest Model of Yamaha YZF Series?


There are many options in the superbike category with huge power, so people need clarification while choosing one. Some people ride for relaxation, some ride for freedom, some use the bike for commuting and some want to fly (speed). But for now, we are only going to discuss Yamaha’s YZF series fast bikes. I have all the popular Yamaha YZF series bikes and a guide so you can easily choose the best one for you in the YZF series.

If you want to know more about the Yamaha YZF series, then read the full article.

Here is the list of Yamaha YZF Series.

  • Yamaha YZF R1
  • Yamaha YZF R6
  • Yamaha YZF R7
  • Yamaha YZF R3
  • Yamaha YZF R15

Yamaha YZF R1

Yamaha Firstly introduced YZF-R1 bike in 1998 and is still manufacturing it. The company made several updates of this bike year by year. Its 2023 model has a DOHC 998cc, inline 4-cylinder engine with 4- valves per cylinder. Due to its robust power, its engine has a liquid-cooling system to prevent overheating. Its top Speed is limited to 186.4 mph / 300 km.

In addition to its cylinder head and intake system, its air box and fuel injectors work together to enhance part-throttle performance.

It has a 6-speed transmission with close-ratio gearing to match the high-revving engine. With huge power, it comes with a lot of safety features as well like a ride-by-Wire Throttle System, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), and an engine Brake Management (EBM) system so the riders can get a safe ride.

It has a 43mm KYB® inverted front fork with 4.7- in travel and KYB® single rear shock with 4.7-inch travel suspension. You can easily adjust these suspensions according to your need and want, as they are fully adjustable. Along with the suspensions for decent height and comfortable ride, it has 120 / 70ZR17 Bridgestone® BATTLAX RACING STREET RS 11F front and 190 / 55ZR17 Bridgestone® BATTLAX RACING STREET RS 11R rear tire. 

Yamaha YZF R1 is available in two colors, black and Team Yamaha blue, with the price of $ 17,999

Yamaha YZF R6

Yamaha introduced this bike in 1999 and discontinued it in 2020 due to EU regulations, and now they are only producing YZF R6 GYTR, which is its track-only bike. 

It has DOHC 599 cc four-stroke engine with inline four-cylinders. Yamaha also added a liquid cooling system to prevent its engine from overheating. It has an aggressive bore and stroke ratio of 67.0 mm × 42.5 mm (2.64 in × 1.67 in). This mighty Yamaha YZF R6’s Top Speed is 257 km / 160 MPH with 108 HP. 

YZF R6 has 6-speed manual transmission with a multi-plate slipper clutch. For a calm and smooth ride, it has 43-mm KYB® USD telescopic forks with 3-way adjustable shocks and 4-way adjustable KYB® piggyback shocks. It also has decent tires, 120/70-ZR17 for the front wheel and 180/55-ZR17 for the rear wheel. These tires provide extra strength to the bike.

Coming from the safety department, it has triple disc brakes, two 320 mm hydraulic disc on the front side, and one 220 mm hydraulic disc on the rear side. One more perk for the rider is it has only 181 kg / 399 lb. weight, so handling becomes easy.

The 2020 Yamaha YZF R6 model price is $12,199, and the 2023 race-track model is available for $18,399.

Yamaha YZF R7

Yamaha YZF R7 was first introduced in 1999. It has only 500 units; some were given to the Yamaha racing team, and some were used as a showpiece, which is also the reason this bike has gained little popularity.

YZF R7 has DOHC 689cc 4-stroke engine with an inline twin-cylinder. Similarly to the other Yamaha bikes, it has a liquid-cooled engine. With the aggressive 80.0mm x 68.6mm bore x Stroke ratio Yamaha YZF R7’s top Speed is 139 mph.

For the best power delivery, it has a 6-speed transmission with a multi-plate wet clutch and Assist & Slipper clutch. Its telescopic front fork with 5.1-in travel and linked-type Monocross rear shock with 5.1-in travel gives a smooth ride to the rider. Riders need extra protection and immediate responding brakes on the track so to overcome this situation, Yamaha added a Dual 298mm hydraulic disc for the front wheel and a single 245mm hydraulic disc for the rear wheel. 

It is a race-ready bike with track tires of 120 / 70ZR17 Bridgestone® BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 F for the front wheel and 180/55ZR17 Bridgestone® BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 R for the rear wheel. 

This bike is available in three colors Performance Black, Team Yamaha Blue, and Intensity White. All of the color bikes have the same price of $ 9,199.

Yamaha YZF R3

Yamaha introduced this bike in 2015, and it is still in the production run. It is Yamaha’s mid-segment superbike with the DOHC 321 cc 4-stroke engine with inline twin-cylinder. It also has a liquid-cooled system for engine cooling. Although its engine displacement is just 321 cc, but it can go up to 112 mph / 181 km.

YZF R3 has a 6-speed transmission with a multi-plate wet clutch. To control its huge power, it has a 298mm hydraulic disc for the front wheel and a 220mm hydraulic disc for the rear wheel. Both front and rear brake has ABS as well. You are going to get the smooth-riding experience with its Inverted telescopic front fork with 5.1-in travel and Monocross single rear shock with 4.9-in travel.

Its 110/70-17 Dunlop® Sportmax GPR-300 F front tire and 140/70-17 Dunlop® Sportmax GPR-300 R rear tire will provide a good grip on the road. It is also available in three colors including Team Yamaha Blue, Midnight Black, and Phantom Purple. All color bikes have the same price of $5,499.

Yamaha YZF R15

Yamaha Started its production in 2008 and still producing it. It has SOHC 155.1 cc 4-stroke engine with a 4-valve single-cylinder. With the 6-speed constant mesh transmission, this beast has the top Speed of 80 mph/ 130 km.

You are going to get an average Inverted telescopic front fork and Aluminum swing arm with mono-shock for the rear side. It comes with 100/80-17 front and 140/70-17 rear tires. For adequate braking, you will get a 282 mm Dual-piston caliper with a single disc for the front wheel and a 220 mm Single-piston caliper with a single disc for the rear wheel. 

It is available in the price range of $ 1200 – $ 2,230.


If you are an experienced rider and want a brand new superbike, you can choose Yamaha YZF R1. As it has the most powerful engine and top Speed. But if you are good with the used superbike. And love speed, then you can go with the Yamaha YZF R6. 

Both Yamaha YZF R7 and R6 GYTR are for the race track, so a normal person has no use of them. But if you want a bike for the race track, you can choose between them. R7 has only few production units. So it may be painful to find one for you, so you can choose the 2023 R6 GYTR, which is readily available in the market.

If you are buying a bike for fun, you can go with the Yamaha YZF R3 or Yamaha YZF R15. Both are lightweight and good for the beginner as they have low engine power and low price.