Late last year, Yamaha unveiled the much-anticipated flagship motorcycle, the 2015 YZF-R1. The superbike is Yamaha’s most-advanced road machine yet, equipped with an all-new 998cc four cylinder engine and a whole host of rider aids like traction control, slide control, ABS and throttle map control, all of which will allow riders to go around a track nearly as fast as Rossi or Lorenzo. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, all this high-tech will mean that the R1 will be priced stratospherically when it comes to India later this year. If you can afford to get one, great, else, fret not. Yamaha has created a simulation of the 2015 R1’s digital instrument console on their official website. This would allow potential customers, and enthusiasts, to explore the R1’s console functions right from their home or office. For those who are planning to get one, this simulator will allow them to get accustomed to the complex display system of this track-focussed machine.
The digital dash of the R1 is displayed on the computer screen. The handlebar controls, a clickable jog-wheel on the right and a toggle switch on the left, can be operated by using the mouse. Some of the controls which can be experienced include changing throttle maps, adjusting the traction controls system and slide control system. The system also allows us to create our own custom riding modes for maximum riding pleasure. This electronic system has been derived from that of the YZR-M1, used by Yamaha in MotoGP. You can check out the simulator first-hand here.