Yamaha have revealed their next generation R1 and R1M at the weekend’s American WSB round in Leguna Seca.The new R1 and R1M have more efficient aerodynamics,improved electronics package and completely re-worked engine for better performance.
There is MotoGp inspired makeover in R1 which includes new screen and fairing that integrates straight into the tank.This results 5.3% increase in aerodynamics efficiency and more comfort to all sorts of riders.
The next Gen R1 offers greater fairing rigidity and all credit goes to an aluminium air duct behind the front section.The exhaust is covered with titanium lower paneling.This comes with new LED Headlights which help give the bike a very aggressive stance.Both the R1 and R1M have aluminium fuel tanks and wheels.
The Euro5-compliant 998cc cross plane crank engine has been reworked to include a new intake system.It
has a new 10-hole Bosch fuel injectors for a wider spray angle resulting a more efficient burn. The power remains unchanged at 197BHP but the bike has updated finger-follower rocker arms and new cam lobes.It delivers more stable valve operation at high RPM.The lighter ride by wire throttle gives a more natural feel while riding the Beast.
The re-worked exhaust now has four catalysers with one pair in front and other in the rear.Both the silencer and engine heat protector feature noise reduction technology. The bike has now an updated 43mm Kayaba fork,a revised steering damper and re-worked rear shock settings.
To improve the feel there are new Bridgestone RS11 tyres and a massive seven electronic control systems that includes a new Brake Control(Cornering ABS) which works with the bike’s six axis IMU. There are fixed mode and self-adjusting mode that assesses data like lean angle and hydraulic brake pressure to prevent lock ups.
Available in blue or black, the bike also gets a new three-mode Engine Braking Management unit, that allows riders to adjust the severity of engine braking (high, medium or low).
The latest R1 also gets an updated launch control system, which has now been modified to activate at 9000rpm, at a throttle opening of 41 degrees, producing faster race starts. What’s more, all of these system indicators will be visible through an improved TFT dash.
The New R1M-
The limited run R1M has the same electronic improvements as the R1 but it has less weight thanks to a set of carbon fibre front fairings,mudguard and tail section and magnesium wheels.
The kayaba Suspension is replaced with the Latest in Ohlins Finery with a new electronic anti-cavitator NPX gas fork.The electronic rear shock gets modified pre-load settings.
Finished in an updated sliver, blue and carbon livery, Yamaha have also produced a number of apps to go with the new bike, allowing riders to produce their own ideal settings with ease.
Although no UK prices have yet been set, the standard bike to cost $17,399 and the R1M to be $26,099. The standard R1 will be available from September this year, while the R1M reorder will open on July 25 with delivery details to follow.