Yamaha has always focussed on providing the best litre-class motorcycle to its fans. They have frequently updated their YZF-R1 model to keep up with times. For 2015 they will be revamping their entire motorcycle and offering two variants.
They had an aggressive promotion campaign for their 2015 R1 model. The Japanese manufacturer choose an apt statement for their 2015 motorcycle, ‘Nothing Stays The Same'. We have seen this bike and we now know what Yamaha was trying to tell us.
At the ongoing 2014 EICMA show at Milan, Paris, Yamaha has showcased their 2015 YZF-R1 and a race spec model called the YZF-R1M. The motorcycle shares a host of components from Yamaha's MotoGP prototype machinery.
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Yamaha has used the expertise of Valentino Rossi to develop their 2015 litre-class motorcycle. They have revealed their R1 and R1M model, the M badge is a limited edition and is a race spec bike. The engineers have provided the bike with several tech goodies.
The 2015 Yamaha R1 sports an in-line 4-cylinder, 998 cc 4-stroke engine. It features cross plane crankshaft, 2-directional fuel injector, assistant slipper clutch and 10.5-litre air box. The Japanese engineers have extracted 200 horsepower, along with a peak torque of 112 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission and weight has been reduced to 199 kilograms, owing to the asymmetric Deltabox chassis.
Yamaha have provided its 2015 R1 with 6-axis Inertial measurement Unit with Gyro and G sensors. It is the only street legal motorcycle to have so many gizmo's in one package. They have also provided traction control, slide control, front lift control, quick shifter, launch control, abs and a unified brake system as standard equipment.
The Japanese manufacturer has not revealed pricing of its 2015 R1 and R1M variant. It will be available to customers from 2015 onwards and will be on sale in Europe first. They will then launch it in several f its popular markets, we believe it could come to India by mid-2015, however, price would be substantially higher than the current generation on sale in India.