Yamaha YZF-R1, popularly known as the R1, is Yamaha’s flagship sportsbike. Today, Yamaha India has launched the new R1. New Yamaha R1 price in India starts from Rs 20.73 lakhs, ex-showroom, New Delhi. Built on a new aluminium frame, which Yamaha refers to as ‘Deltabox’, Yamaha’s come with a completely new 998 cc liquid cooled 4 cylinder engine, and mated to a new 6 speed slipper clutch transmission, which delivers 200 PS @ 13,500 rpm and 112.4 Nm torque at 11,500 rpm.
The YZF-R1 is powered by a 998 cc, cross plane, 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine that develops 200 hp – without ram air pressurization. Compared to the outgoing R1, this one comes with two new features – Quick Shift System (QSS) and Lift Control System (LIF).
It is 2055 mm long, 690 mm wide, 1150 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 1405 mm. It has a wet weight of just 199 kg. Speaking about brakes, front tyre gets 320 mm dual discs, while rear gets 220 mm single disc. ABS comes as standard. Front tyre size is 120/70/17, rear tyre is 190/55/17.
Electronic features include – banking sensitive traction control, slide control, quickshifter, launch control, anti-wheelie control, unified braking system, lift control system, chip controlled throttle, and power delivery mode.
Mr. Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said “The new YZF-R1 model will strengthen Yamaha in its superbike segment in Indian market. It inherits its technology from Yamaha’s racing machine YZR-M1. This model also highlights Yamaha’s improved aerodynamics which posts it closer to the MotoGP attributes, and which is a rare potential available in today’s market. Yamaha plans to increase its market share in supersports segment as the new YZF-R1 is expected to attract the younger racing enthusiasts.”