Unveiled: 2011 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bike

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Yamaha has officially unveiled the livery and team for its 2011 MotoGP campaign. The company has also released the pictures of its official factory bike for the year 2011. Changes for the 2011 on the bike include a refined chassis and a tad more powerful power plant. The company is still not reveling some technical specs which it thinks may be crucial to its 2011 campaign.

It would be interesting to see whether Jorge Lorenzo, who was racing neck to neck with Rossi as a Yamaha team-mate would be able to keep up with the Doctor on Ducati. We get a wicked smile on our face by the very thought of the competition that the two brilliant racers have in stores for us.

Here are the specifications of the 2011 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bike

  • Engine: Liquid cooled Crossplane crankshaft inline four-cylinder, four stroke
  • Power: Over 200 horsepower (147KW)
  • Top speed: In excess of 320kmh
  • Transmission: Six-speed cassette-type gearbox, with alternative gear ratios available
  • Chassis: Aluminium twin tube delta box, multi-adjustable steering geometry/wheelbase/ride height.
  • Aluminium swingarm
  • Suspension: Ohlins upside down front forks and Ohlins rear shock, all adjustable for pre-load, high and low-
  • speed compression and rebound damping. Alternative rear suspension links available
  • Wheels: MFR Forged Magnesium 16.5 front, 16.5 rear
  • Tires: Bridgestone, 16.5 front, 16.5 in rear, available as slick, intermediate, wet and hand-cut tyres
  • Brakes: Brembo, two 320mm carbon front discs, two four-piston calipers. Single 220mm stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper
  • Weight: 150 kg. In accordance with FIM regulations.
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