Tyres for Yamaha R1 Motorcycle

The Yamaha YZF-R1, better known as the R1, is one of the most popular sport bikes on the market. It promises an exhilaratingly fast ride, with impressive acceleration and a refined response to use of the throttle. It also performs well on ordinary roads, although a fair number of its riders will want to test it out on the track. Consequently, an R1 needs tyres to match its rider's expectations, whether that is day-to-day on city streets or motorways, or on higher-octane track experiences.

Michelin particularly recommends the Pilot Power 3 for the Yamaha R1. Manufactured with the latest Styrene Butadiene Rubber technology, these tyres are durable, lasting up to 20% longer than other suitable Michelin versions. They also have outstanding grip on both wet and dry road and track surfaces. The Pilot Power 2CT is another compatible tyre from the Michelin stable. It has many of the same advantages, and is particularly good at withstanding fierce acceleration and braking. However, it is not as long-lasting as the Pilot Power 3.

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Another excellent option is the Metzeler Sportec M3 Sport Bike tyre. Pitched very much as a super sport tyre, it performs as well on the road as it does when being pushed at a cracking rate around the track. With excellent wet and dry grip, and comfortable in both hot and cold conditions, this is a versatile tyre for many users.

The Pirelli Diablo Corsa III is a 100% silica dual compound tyre, manufactured with grip, stability and rider confidence in mind. These are tyres that warm up quickly, even in wet, cold conditions and are a neat compromise between a more typical sports touring tyre and a track version.

From Dunlop, the Qualifier Sport Radial is worth a look. Although essentially a road tyre, it uses racing technology to give a racetrack-style grip. Again, it's a tyre that warms up quickly, regardless of conditions. It also boosts acceleration and permits lighter steering and speedier turn-ins. 

If you're searching for tyres for your R1 motorcycle, Protyre can help. With over 100 garages, we're a nationwide network that promises outstanding local service. Our experienced technicians will be pleased to service or MOT your bike, as necessary, as well as discuss your tyre options. With an extensive range of all the top tyre makes in stock, we are able to guarantee same or next day fitting for the majority of our clients.