The European market for 1,000cc supersport models has grown considerably, led by users who are passionate about riding their machines on racing circuits. The YZF-R1M, the high-end counterpart of the 2015 YZF-R1, allows riders to experience firsthand the technical philosophy behind Yamaha’s MotoGP racing machine, the YZR-M1. Along with an impressive 200PS, this YZF-R1M was one of the world’s first two commercial motorcycles (besides the YZF-R1) with a 6-axis position sensor that detects 3-axis angular velocity and 3-axis acceleration.
Coupled with advanced control technology, Yamaha’s sophisticated sensor provides high-dimension handling and performance, allowing the rider to devote more attention to pure riding. Incorporating hot features from the YZR-M1 MotoGP machine, the design is an entirely new R-DNA based on Yamaha’s “Speed Racer” concept, which combines a small silhouette, rider-machine unity and headlight-less front face.
The high-end YZF-R1M features lightweight cast aluminum wheels, an Öhlins electronically controlled suspension and ERS (Electric Racing Suspension), lightweight carbon fairing and is standard equipped with a CCU (Communication Control Unit) - a digital interface that records valuable racing information.
Engine / Frame
The YZF-R1M boasts a 1,000cc liquid-cooled in-line 4-cylinder high-output engine with crossplane crankshaft. Its frame is an aluminum Deltabox with a magnesium rear frame and uses a long head pipe. The engine is mounted with a high degree of rigidity, and results in a well-balanced chassis that delivers a ride with responsive handling and great stability.