The Yamaha YZF-R1 is one of the most iconic superbikes of all time and after years of wait to see Yamaha bring the all new R1, we got lucky in 2014 end, when Yamaha unleashed their all new designed from ground up 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 in two trims called the Yamaha YZF-R1 and Yamaha YZF-R1M. The R1M was going to be the track only version of the two, a bike that would lay foundation for the Yamaha WSBK machines. No need to say, we waited desperately to see how the new Yamaha looks in different race liveries.
Now the wait is over and The new Yamaha R1 has finally broken cover in race bike trim, with the MCE British Superbike Milwaukee Yamaha being unveiled alongside the German IDM championship and World Endurance teams in a presentation at the Japanese manufacturer’s European race HQ. Both Josh Brookes and Broc Parkes were in attendance to get their first looks at their new bikes after spending the winter in Australia. Yamaha’s European racing operations has also witnessed a restructuring with Andrea Dosoli returning to Yamaha as Road Racing Project Manager. He is believed to be tasked with developing the new R1 in preparation of a return to World SBK in 2016.
Yamaha Motor Europe Operations Director Eric De Seynes commented: “We head into the 2015 race season with an incredible sense of anticipation and excitement. We have full trust in our new internal structure and in the job it will do together with our racing partners, who represent a comprehensive family of highly professional teams and motivated riders to complement the class leading motorcycles launched in 2015. We have very high expectations for the revolutionary YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M and we are confident we have the right ingredients to be key protagonists on every racetrack we compete on. We are impatient for the season to begin!”