Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha YZF-R1 Supersport Motorcycle always retain its lead position, as an open class superbike. YZF-R1 has claimed to be the winner in the Suzuka 8-hour endurance race. R1 has received the British and American Superbike Championship titles after returning to the racing track back in the year 2015. Currently the modified version of the Yamaha YZF-R1 is competing in the International Racing Tracks. This model is one of the popular motorbike in the USA. Yamaha YZF-R1 Bike is available as 2020 and  2019 year Models.

2020 Model YZF-R1 Price: US$ US$17,399
2019 YZF-R1 Price: US$ 16,699+
Price in Europe: Euro 17,650+
India Price: INR 20,39,300/-
Yamaha R1 Bike Price in Sri Lanka: Rs 65 lakhs (Suggested)

Yamaha YZF-R1M 2020 Price in America: US$ 26,099+

For instance here are some of the latest 2020 model’s features
In addition MotoGP-Derived Crossplane Crankshaft Engine is provided.
Similarly following are updated. New cylinder head, intake system, fuel injectors and in addition new air box.
Cable-less ride-by-wire facility. Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) system sends the rider’s inputs into motion,through EMU-powered electronic rider aid.

4-piston radial-mounted front calipers, stainless steel front lines, big 320mm rotors with new high-friction pads. New compact ABS unit. New Bridgestone Brand RS11 tires for true racetrack-ready traction with balanced road feel and handling. Sleek new bodywork to create aerodynamic profile, with an integrated and harmonious design.

Engine Brake Management (EBM) allows the rider to adjust engine braking to suit personal and track conditions along with three levels of engine brake force to allow smoother corner entry. 2020 YZF-R1 features sleek new bodywork to create an even more aerodynamic profile, with an integrated and harmonious design.

YZF R1 Motorbike at a glance

  • ABS with UBS – Unified Brake System (One brake  lever will operate both brakes)
  • Titanium Exhaust and mid-ship muffler
  • Aerodynamic front cowl – unmistakable YZR-M1 race bike silhouette.
  • LED headlights on either side of the air intake gives the race-ready look.
  • Twin LED running lights give this superbike a unique face.
  • Magnesium wheels.
  • Aluminium fuel tank capable of holding 17 lt
  • Lift Control and Launch Control
  • QSS, advanced electronic control systems
  • QSS allows clutch less downshift and up-shift of the gears.
  • 998 cc 200 PS crossplane 4-cylinder engine
  • High volume air intake
  • Short wheelbase.
  • Deltabox frame
  • High-compression cylinder head
  • YZR-M1 MotoGP inspired cowling
  • Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD instrument panel
  • Track-developed suspension systems.

Yamaha Super Bike YZF-R1 Specification.

Engine: 998 cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC; 16 valves.
Bore and Stroke: 79.0 mm x 50.9 mm
Maximum power: Over 220 P.S.
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Clutch type: Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel system: Fuel Injection
Ignition system: Marelli MLE
Starter system: Electric Self Start
Transmission system: 6-speed; wet multi plate assist and slipper clutch
Final transmission: Chain
Slipper clutch helps the rider to take corners easily without being wheel locked in the rear wheel sector.

Yamaha YZF-R1 Chassis

Frame: Aluminum Deltabox
Front suspension system: Ohlins Ø 42 mm
Front travel: 130 mm
Caster angle: 24º (+/- 1º)
Rear suspension system: Swingarm, (link suspension)
Rear travel: 120 mm
Front brake: Hydraulic dual disc, 336 mm Brembo
Rear brake: Hydraulic single disc, 218 mm Brembo
Front Tyre: 120/70 17” Pirelli
Rear Tyre: 200/50 17” Pirelli

Full length: 2,055 mm
Width: 690 mm
Height: 1,150 mm
Seat height: 855 mm

YZF-R1 Features.

Quick Shift System (QSS)
New QSS system is provided in YZF-R1, therefore the motorbike’s downshifting capability as well as allowing full-throttle clutch-less up-shifting is now easy to handle. In other words on downshifts, the ECU matches engine speed on each downshift for instantaneous gear changes with minimal chassis disruption.

Refined Wheel Lift Control (LIF)
For instance Yamaha YZF-R1 model’s  lift Control System is updated.  Therefore it is more progressive mapping, improving forward drive when the system intervenes.
In conclusion, Top notch MotoGP-Derived Cross-plane Crankshaft Engine
Therefore overall Class-leading Electronics Package is provided.
In Addition MotoGP level Control ability
Digital Aids for the Rider in other words all details at a glance.
For instance strong Aluminum Delta-box Frame is provided.
In addition, Titanium Exhaust System is too provided
Above all lightweight and free-flowing exhaust system with titanium headers and muffler canister are provided..
In addition it features a mid-ship layout, positioned low and in the middle of the chassis for improved mass centralization.
However the Yamaha R1 is not available in Sri Lanka officially . It can be imported with special permission and need to pay good amount as customs Tax.

Yamaha in Sri Lanka.
Source: Yamaha
WorldSBK Yamaha Colors.
Review Yamaha YZF R1
Yamaha YZF-R1 Video.
Top Speed: 299 Km/H, in other words 186 MPH

Furthermore, in 2018, Yamaha has renamed its Yamaha FZ models similarly as Yamaha MT in America.
After this naming  the new Yamaha FZ-10 motorbikes are called as Yamaha MT-10 in America.

In conclusion, Yamaha may have new name for its machines although their look and power will not change. Although their new name will attract more customers likewise their overall loyal customers. Further more new features will be introduced in to them for over all performance. Wiki

Yamaha YZF-R1