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:
|998cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC 16 valves
|Bore x Stroke
|79.00 x 50.9mm
|Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
|TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
|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
|Tires / Rear
|L x W x H
|80.9 x 27.2 x 45.3 in
|Rake (Caster Angle)
|439 lb/ CA model 441 lb
|1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
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