As expected, and leaked earlier today, the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 has broken cover at the EICMA show in Milan.
An all new machine from Yamaha, the new YZF-R1 is a giant leap forward from Yamaha, with its eyes squarely on dominating the race track, throughout all racing leagues.
At the core of the new R1 is a new crossplane motor, now dubbed the CP4 engine, which is producing 200hp without ram-air.
The engine features titanium fracture-split con-rods, 10.5 liter airbox, titanium exhaust, and a slipper clutch to boot. For the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 though, the story is really all about the electronics.
Packed with zeros and ones, the new Yamaha YZF-R1 features traction control, slide control, launch control, wheel-lift control, and anti-locking brakes.
The bike is aided by a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), which ties the systems together and allow the R1 to have a better understanding of how the bike is moving on the street and on the track.
Surprisingly, the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 has cast magnesium wheels, for less rotating mass. The rear subframe is also made out of magnesium for added weight reduction.
Added to the luxuries is a bright TFT display and LED headlights. Optionally available is the communication control unit (CCU), which allows a rider to download GPS data, and upload ride settings to the R1.
Priced at $16,490 in the United States, the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 comes in Yamaha Blue/White, Raven Black, and Red/White color schemes.
Technical Specifications of the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1:
|Engine Type||998cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC 16 valves|
|Bore x Stroke||79.00 x 50.9mm|
|Fuel Delivery||Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I|
|Ignition||TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition|
|Transmission||6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch|
|Suspension / Front||43mm KYB® inverted fork; fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel|
|Suspension / Rear||KYB® Single shock w/piggyback reservoir, 4-way adjustable; 4.7- in travel|
|Brakes / Front||Dual 320mm hydraulic disc; 4-piston caliper, UBS ABS|
|Brakes / Rear||220mm disc; UBS ABS|
|Tires / Front||120/70ZR17M/C|
|Tires / Rear||190/55ZR17M/C|
|L x W x H||80.9 x 27.2 x 45.3 in|
|Seat Height||33.7 in|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||24.0°|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal|
|Wet Weight***||439 lb/ CA model 441 lb|
|Warranty||1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)|
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