Yamaha launches 2015 R1 and R1M in India!


Yamaha has gone ahead and silently launched in India their flagship superbikes, the high-tech 2015 YZF-R1 and its super-cool track-focussed variant, the YZF-R1M. Launched at the 2014 EICMA Motorcycle Expo in Italy, the 2015 R1 is the fastest and most powerful version in its 17-year history. It is also the fourth version to be launched in India, since it was first introduced in the country in 2007.

2015 Yamaha R1 Profile

The 2015 R1 is a technological tour de force. It is powered by a 998cc in-line four-cylinder engine that produces 197.2 bhp and 112.4 Nm of torque. The bike also hosts numerous electronic rider aids, such as advanced traction control, launch control, a quickshifter, and linked brakes with ABS. The 2015 R1 also sports all-new styling, derived from Yamaha’s M1 MotoGP racer.

2015 Yamaha R1 Front Three Quarters

The 2015 R1M is a special track-focussed version of the stock R1. In addition to all the standard features of the R1, the R1M comes with carbon-fibre bodywork, electronically-adjustable Ohlins suspension, an on-board data-logger, magnesium wheels, and a wider rear tyre.

2015 Yamaha R1M on Track

Yamaha has priced the 2015 R1 at Rs 22,34,300 (ex-showroom, Delhi), and the 2015 R1M at Rs 29,43,100 (ex-showroom, Delhi). In terms of competition, the R1 rivals the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, the BMW S1000RR, the Ducati 1299 Panigale, and the Aprilia RSV4 R, while the R1M goes against the BMW HP4, the Ducati 1199 Panigale R, and the Kawasaki Ninja H2. A shootout featuring all the aforementioned bikes on the Buddh International Circuit should make for one very interesting test.

Read more about the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 here - http://www.choosemybike.in/latest-bike-news/2015-yamaha-yzf-r1-first-look-eicma-2014

Jaichandran Jayapalan

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