2015 Yamaha R1 and R1M pricing announced

Yamaha has released pricing for the 2015 Yamaha R1 and R1M in the UK market and the Yamaha R1 will be launched in India by early 2015



2015 Yamaha R1M




Yamaha has revealed pricing for the 2015 Yamaha R1 and R1M. The 2015 Yamaha R1 has been priced at Rs 15 lakh in the UK market whereas the 2015 Yamaha R1M will carry a price tag of Rs 18.5 lakh. The 2015 Yamaha R1 and R1M made their debut at the 2014 EICMA motorcycle show in November held at Milan, Italy. Both the bikes are among the most important motorcycle to be unveiled in 2014. 

Powering the 2015 Yamaha R1 is a new crossplane motor that has been christened CP4 by Yamaha and it churns out 200PS of peak power. This means that the 2015 Yamaha R1 is almost 19PS more powerful than its predecessor. The new mill has been equipped with titanium fracture-split conrods, a 10.5-litre airbox, two-directional fuel injectors and a slipper clutch.



2015 Yamaha R1




The overall design of the 2015 Yamaha R1 is more compact and petite compared to the older bike with the rear section being specially tapered down. Yamaha claims the fairing design has been influenced from the M1 MotoGP machine and from the front it seems to have a headlight less appearance. But look closely and you will see twin LED headlamps sitting underneath the fairing. Also the front fairing has a vent at the centre for ram air similar to the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. Another major change is the shift from under seat exhaust to a more conventional single muffler at the side.  




2015 Yamaha R1 action shot




The instrument cluster is all-digital with a TFT display buyers also have an option of communication control unit (CCU), which allows a rider to download GPS data, and upload ride settings to the R1. The new R1 tips the scale at 199kg (wet weight) which is 8kg lighter than the older bike. This means that the 2015 Yamaha R1 has a power-to-weight ratio of over 1:1 and among the best with respect to its rivals.


The 2015 Yamaha R1M is a track focused offering based on the stock R1 and has been loaded with goodies like Ohlins sourced ERS semi-active suspension, carbon fiber fairings to reduce the weight further and a GPS-powered data acquisition system. But before purchasing the Yamaha R1M prospective clients will have to fill a purchase form the official website of Yamaha. After which they will receive a confirmation mail that needs to be submitted to the nearest Yamaha dealer to confirm their purchase. It is unlikely that the Yamaha R1M will be put on sale in the Indian market as production of it is limited.



2015 Yamaha R1M cornering




While the 2015 Yamaha R1 will be brought to the Indian market via the CBU route and will retail for around Rs 18 lakh. The new Yamaha R1 has been introduced in the following colour options of Yamaha Blue/White, Raven Black and Red/White. The 2015 Yamaha R1 should make its way into our two-wheeler market by first half of 2015 and will compete against the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Honda CBR1000RR, Aprilia RSV4 and Suzuki GSX-R1000.

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