Every piece of advanced technology on the R1 has been developed using the knowledge gained from Yamaha’s involvement in racing at the highest level. The remarkable 998cc 4-cylinder EU5 crossplane engine is a direct descendant of the M1 unit – while the aerodynamic bodywork comes straight from racetrack development.
But above all, it’s the R1’s incredible array of smart electronics that make this bike so very special. Equipped with everything from a ride-by-wire throttle through to a Launch Control System (LCS), Engine Brake Management (EBM) as well as Brake Control (BC) and much more, this is the ultimate Yamaha supersport that is built to lead the way on the road and track. And it comes in a sporty new duo-tone Icon Blue with matte blue colour scheme, as well as the dynamic Yamaha Black option.
At a glance
Aerodynamic M1-style bodywork
High-efficiency 998cc EU5 engine
High-quality finish with new duo-tone colouring
43 mm KYB front forks
Brake Control (BC) system
Engine Brake Management (EBM) system
Next generation LED headlights and position lights
Ride-by-wire APSG throttle
Launch Control (LCS) system
High-friction brake pads
Bridgestone Battlax RS11 tyres - 190 wide rear
TFT instruments with EBM and BC displays
Just about everything on the latest R1 can directly trace its origins back to the racetrack, where Yamaha’s race winning MotoGP® and WorldSBK bikes have been developing and testing the advanced technology that you can now see and experience on your R1.