Watch the Yamaha YZF-R1M Lap, with Science

02/23/2015 @ 12:48 pm, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS


The international moto-press was gathered in Australia this week, some for World Superbikes at Phillip Island, and others for the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 launch at Eastern Creek.

While we’ll have our assessment of the new R1 and R1M for you to read on Wednesday, we thought we would whet your appetite with some on-board footage.

Lapping at the Sugo Circuit in Japan, we get to see the new YZF-R1M go through its paces, quite convincingly we might add, but more importantly, Yamaha has visualized the electronics data coming from the superbike.

Lean-angle and acceleration telemetry comes from the R1M’s IMU, and the graphics also include when the traction control, quickshifter, wheel-lift control, and our personal favorite: slide control, are aiding the rider.

A visual, aural, and technical delight — we think you will enjoy the video, after the jump.

Source: Yamaha Motor Europe

  • XL2C

    Looking forward to the review. And I did like that video!

  • Justin

    Japan strikes back!

    some of the praise for this new yamaha has bordered on messianic euphoria and I can’t wait to get a chance to ride one!

  • To be fair, some of those prophets are paid exactly for that service…

  • H.L.

    Didn’t come for the Yamaha. Came for the beautiful display connected to the lap plus riding style enjoyment. Great angles. Wish GP would put a camera on the display during laps if not just for Free Practice rounds.

  • Jonathan

    I’ll take one of those and an all new Multistrada and I’m set. :)

  • Seeing those numbers visualized is impressive. I would thoroughly enjoy seeing those visualizations for a professional rider riding a non-electronically stabilized bike. Getting to see where the bike intervenes and overrides the rider is not so impressive- I don’t believe a rider should take pride in, nor credit for performance not attributable to them.