Yamaha YZF R1 2015
- Ballistic power delivery
- MotoGP electronics
- Excellent build quality
- Endless electronic settings
- Cheaper Japanese competitors
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Yamaha YZF R1 2015 Overview
Yamaha YZF-R1 has been a poster child even before the dawn of the internet generation in India. The previous model was falling behind against the competition, however the 2015 version has brought the magic back. The new R1 gets more power and a plethora of electronic aids to increase track performance. The standard R1 is a hoot to ride, but if you want something even closer to MotoGP machines, Yamaha has also released the R1M, a more stricter track tool. The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 is lighter in every way than the previous model and also has a new Deltabox frame for enhanced stability. Even the seating is more race oriented which is now wider, flatter and a bit taller than before.
Yamaha YZF R1 2015 Engine & Transmission
The engine now gets titanium components to save weight. The 1.0litre unit produces 197bhp of maximum power and 112.4Nm of peak torque. Then is the Yamaha Ride Control processor that measures parameters like Power Delivery, Traction Control, Slide Control, Lift Control and manages Launch Control. A standard fit quickshifter enables lightning quick gear changes and there is absolutely no perceptible lag between changes.
Yamaha YZF R1 2015 Mileage
With a lighter engine and a sophisticated ECU managing fuel burning, expect the R1 to return decent fuel economy ranging between 13-15kmpl. Good numbers for a machine that makes more than 200bhp at the crank.
Yamaha YZF R1 2015 Performance and Handling
Performance being the only concern for Yamaha engineers, the new R1 comes packed with MotoGP derived electronics. There are numerous settings between Traction control, power control and Slide control to maximize performance and reduce lap times. With the correct settings, road performance is smooth and stable, and the wheelie control too keeping that lively front end in check. The R1M version is more track oriented with same engine but lighter and stiffer components. R1M also gets semi-active steering dampers from Ohlins for faster and stable cornering.