New 2015 Yamaha R1 and R1M prices revealed

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Yamaha has officially announced the UK prices for its flagship litre-class motorcycle, the YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M. Unveiled at this year’s EICMA motor show in Milan, the new YZF-R1 has been priced at 18,495 euro in Europe which, after the currency conversion, works out to about Rs 14.11 lakh. The track-spec YZF-R1M on the other hand has been priced at 22,995 euro, which comes up to about Rs Rs 17.51 lakh in Indian currency. The prices would rise further in India after the addition of import taxes.


For 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 gets a 998cc inline 4-cylinder engine with a newly designed crossplane crankshaft. The motor produces 200PS of power. The YZF-R1M, which is a track focused variant of the YZF-R1, gets the same powermill but with a list of sophisticated equipments including Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), carbon bodywork, a Communication Control Unit (CCU) and high-specification Bridgestone tyres. The YZF-R1M will be a limited production motorcycle and only 500 examples of the same would be made.


We are not sure about the Yamaha YZF-R1M’s arrival in India but the YZF-R1 will make way to our shores through the CBU route and we expect the prices to hover around the Rs 20 lakh zone. Once introduced, this new product from Yamaha will compete against the technologically advanced BMW S1000RR, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Honda CBR1000RR and much more.


YZF-R1 Engine Technical highlights

  • New 998cc crossplane in-line 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine
  • New crossplane crankshaft design delivers linear torque output
  • Maximum power output of 200PS (without ram air pressurization)
  • 0mm x 50.9 mm bore x stroke, high compression ratio of 13.0:1
  • Lightweight titanium fracture-split con rods
  • Lightweight forged aluminium bridge-box pistons
  • Large diameter valves and high efficiency intake ports
  • Rocker arm valve drive with diamond like carbon (DLC) coating
  • 2-directional 12-hole injectors
  • Low-tension piston rings
  • Piston pins with diamond like carbon (DLC) coating
  • Offset cylinder design
  • Large capacity 10.5 litre airbox
  • Titanium 4-2-1 exhaust with midship muffler and new exhaust valve
  • Lightweight assist and slipper clutch
  • High efficiency centralized lubrication system
  • YCC-I and YCC-T
  • Compact and lightweight radiator

YZF-R1 Electronic controls Technical highlights

  • Highly sophisticated Electronic Control package
  • 6-axis IMU for 3-dimensional motion detection
  • Constantly monitors bike position and behaviour
  • Measures lean angle, slide speed and pitching rate
  • First ever on a production motorcycle
  • 32-bit CPU gives 125 calculations per second
  • Gyro sensor for pitch, roll and yaw
  • G-sensor measures front/rear, up/down and right/left motion
  • Enables the use of other high-tech electronic controls
  • Banking angle sensitive Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Rear wheel Slide Control System (SCS)
  • Front LIFt control system (LIF)
  • Launch Control System (LCS)
  • Quick Shift System (QSS)
  • Adjustable 4-position PWR power mode selection system
  • Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) function
  • New digital instrument panel with Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD
  • High definition anti-reflective design
  • Coloured display with choice of white or black backgrounds
  • Selectable ‘Street’ and ‘Track’ modes showing different data
  • Optional Communication Control Unit (CCU) with data logging and Wi- Fi set up

The litre-class segment is flooded with options and it’s difficult to select one specific product from that category. Still, which one would you like to bring home? Share your thoughts and opinions with us through comments below. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates from motoring industry.

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