Yamaha India has launched the all-new YZF-R1 superbike at an introductory price of Rs. 20.73 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. The new YZF-R1 model has been planned and developed as a flagship model of racing circuit. It is available in 2 colors: Yamaha Blue and Tech Black, while being retailed as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) in India. The short 1405 mm wheelbase chassis and the YZF-R1’s low wet weight of just 199 kg paves way for agility and responsiveness for outstanding race and track performance.
Commenting on the launch of the new YZF-R1, 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.” Yamaha YZF-R1 flaunts compact LED headlights on either side of the air intake, while twin LED running lights take the centre stage.
The aluminum Delta-box frame in the features a long upward-truss type swing arm and magnesium rear frame. With its central forced air intake, high screen and low headlight position, the YZF-R1’s aerodynamic front cowl has an YZR-M1 type race bike silhouette. The bike comes with New Quick Shift System (QSS) which features downshifting capability as well as allows full-throttle clutch-less upshifting. Also, the YZF-R1’s new Lift Control System is now updated with more progressive mapping. Yamaha YZF-R1 is powered by a 998 cc, cross plane, 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine that develops maximum power of 200bhp. Derived from YZR-M1 cross plane technology, its cross plane crankshaft gives an uneven 270° – 180° – 90° – 180° firing sequence for high levels of linear torque with outstanding traction.