The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 has leaked ahead of its EICMA debut today…with two images of the superbike hitting the interwebs just a few hours ago. The model shows obvious lines from the Yamaha MotoGP bike, the YZR-M1; and is expected to come in two trim levels, one for the street, and the other for racing purposes.
We should know more about the new R1 in a few hours, but until then, we will have to chew on these first photos. Accordingly, we’re not so sure about the headlights, though they look verrrry easy to remove, which might be a salient feature for them, on a homologation special.
The exhaust collector under the motor looks massive, so it will be interesting to see what the new R1 sounds like at speed. The headlights aside though, the rest of the machine looks the business.
Another crossplane inline-four, the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 is rumored to make over 200hp and have a dual-clutch transmission. We will have to wait and see if those rumors are true — right now, we’re just excited to see Yamaha awake again, and on its game.
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