1998 | TL1000R

High-performance sport bike with torqueful V-twin engine and agile maneuverability


The 1,000 cm³ liquid-cooled 90-degree V-twin DOHC engine of the TL1000R generates maximum horsepower of 93 PS, creating the exhilaratingly powerful and agile riding performance typical of a V-twin engine. The fuel injection system ensures rapid response to throttle inputs and helps to produce a sensation of smooth and seamless acceleration. The success of this system prompted its roll out on other models, starting with the GSX-R series of supersport bikes. The TL1000R has a highly rigid body that combines a newly designed stiff aluminum twin-spar frame with a subframe below the swingarm and a 4-point engine mounting system. The rear suspension features a rotary damper with superlative road following performance.

Dimensions and weight Dimensions Overall length 2,105 mm
Overall width 740 mm
Overall height 1,125 mm
Wheelbase 1,400 mm
Weight 197 kg (Dry)
Engine Engine type 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Engine displacement 995 cm³
Bore x stroke 98.0 mm × 66.0 mm
Maximum power 68.4kW(93PS) / 8,500rpm
Maximum torque 84.3N-m / 7,000rpm
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Front tire size 120/70ZR17(58W)
Rear tire size 190/50ZR17(73W)