The 2020 Yamaha R1M and R1 motorcycles are way ahead of the existing model and comprise of crucial features with the most remarkable upgrades ever since the present generation R1 landed in 2015.
The 2020 Yamaha R1 styling is now more inclined towards the MotoGP bike design philosophy, for example, newer additions like a new fairing and screen. The fairing merges directly with the fuel tank and that helps a promising increase in more efficient aerodynamics by 5.3%! Moreover, it will be also helpful for broad riders in terms of better comfort.
These gorgeous Yamaha machines were revealed at the American WSB round this past weekend in Laguna Seca, and the new R1 first look can be witnessed at the BSB round at Snetteron in the coming weekend.
There are small changes to both the new Yamaha bikes, in terms of the R1 and R1M engines and their aesthetics, and new upgrades to the futuristic electronics system – which is advanced, complex and way ahead of its time – already present since the 2015 Yamaha model. The 2020 Yamaha motorcycles consist of a retuned engine, improved aerodynamics, and enhanced electronics for greater ride efficiency and improved performance.
There is a new tall centre cowl on the 2020 Yamaha R1 and a small change in the fairing that merges into the tank and rest of the frame – coming in place of the dark panels seen on the 2019 Yamaha R1 bike. The Iwata-based iconic Japanese two-wheeler maker says that these tweaks have helped in achieving a better aerodynamic result with a 5.3% increase of efficiency.
The Yamaha YZF-R1 2020 version is powered by the same 998cc, 4-cylinder engine, however, now comes with a new cylinder head, finger-follower valve train with rocker arms, newly fitted camshaft and new improved fuel injectors.
Yamaha engineers claim that the revamps powers the R1 to churn out a max power of 200.5bhp at 13,500rpm while complying with EU5 emission norms.