Yamaha had introduced its first YZF-R1 way back in 1998. The Japanese manufacturer has been updating its litre-class motorcycle constantly. It was a benchmark for every Superbike in its initial years. Over the years they have had one simple goal of improving their motorcycle.
Now the Japanese manufacturer has confirmed it will be lifting the covers of its 2015 YZF-R1. The unveiling will be held at EICMA on 3rd of November, 2014. Yamaha has also produced a video to spread the word and have aptly named it ‘Nothing Stays The Same'.
In the video below you will notice multiple MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi, along with AMA Superbike Champion winner Josh Hayes. Both of them have been testing the 2015 YZF-R1 extensively. This is a good sign as it raises the expectations from Yamaha.
The Japanese manufacturer claims that they have changed everything on their new litre-class motorcycle, except the name. Yamaha claims its 2015 YZF-R1 to be more powerful than its predecessor. They have also relocated the exhaust system to an underbelly position.
2015 YZF-R1 will sport more electronics, Yamaha engineers have improved the traction control and stability of this motorcycle. They will also offer the new litre-class bike with electronic suspension. The manufacturer has been rumoured to launch two bikes a sport and standard version.
The standard YZF-R1 will be less powerful and sans electronic aids. It is expected to miss out on several key features as well. Yamaha fans are eagerly waiting for the unveiling of this motorbike, which is set to redefine the litre-class segment around the world.
Video: Yamaha 2015 YZF-R1 ‘Nothing Stays The Same'!