Yamaha R1 and R1M reach Indian soil, priced at Rs 22.34 lakh and 29.43 lakh respectively

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Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Yamaha YZF-R1

New 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Racing Blue

The 2015 Yamaha R1 and R1M created quite a stir in the litre-class motorcycle market since its introduction at the EICMA motor show in Milan. Now, these two motorcycles from the Japanese two-wheeler major have reached Indian shores as Yamaha Motor India has updated its website with these new products.

Yamaha has equipped the YZF-R1 and the YZF-R1M with a 998cc inline 4-cylinder engine with a newly designed crossplane crankshaft that delivers 200PS of power @ 13,500 RPM and 112.4Nm of torque @ 11,500 RPM. The power output further rises with the Ram air effect. The YZF-R1M, which is a more track focused variant, gets the same power plant but with a list of sophisticated equipments including Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), carbon bodywork, a Communication Control Unit (CCU) and high-specification Bridgestone tyres. Yamaha claims that the R1M fuses company’s MotoGP motorcycle, M1’s technology with Rseries DNA.

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New 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Racing Red

As per the official website, the motorcycles would be priced at Rs 22,34,300 for the R1 and Rs 29,43,100 (both prices are ex-showroom Delhi) for the R1 M, ex-Delhi. The YZF-R1 will be available in two colours – Racing Blue and Racing Red. The YZF-R1M can only be bought in only Silver Blue Carbon. The Yamaha duo will compete against the newly launched Kawasaki Ninja H2, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and the 2015 BMW S1000RR to name a few.

Yamaha R1M - India launch

The new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M

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)
  • 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

Would you like to buy the new Yamaha YZF-R1 or the YZF-R1M? Or does the Kawasaki Ninja H2 in shiny new armour grab your attention? Or is it the German BMW S1000RR that would make it to your garage? Or would it be Italian Ducati 1299 Panigale? Here is the technical specification comparison of the new litre-class motorcycles to help you decide better.

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