— Supersport Flagship Models with Further Advanced and Enhanced Track Performance —
IWATA, July 16, 2019—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) today announced that the updated supersport YZF-R1 and premium YZF-R1M models will be released from September 2019 for Europe. Both models are powered by liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, in-line 4-cylinder 998cm3 engines featuring a crossplane crankshaft.
Launch of the YZF-R1, and the YZF-R1M in Japan is planned from the fall of 2020.
Based on the “Full Control Evolution for the Master of the Racetrack” concept, both the YZF-R1 and the YZF-R1M were developed with the aim of providing performance to dominate circuit racing via its high-level control of abundant, surging power.
New features include 1) an advanced and enhanced crossplane engine meeting Euro 5 emissions standards, YCC-T incorporating APSG, 3) front and rear suspension set up focused on a clear feeling of road holding, 4) an electronic control system with two new additional features, 5) a newly-designed fairing with enhanced aerodynamics, and 6) LED dual headlights emphasizing the next-generation “R” design.
The premium YZF-R1M model includes electronically-controlled suspension and a carbon lightweight fairing, as well as an interface that records a range of useful racing information.
To satisfy the demanding requirements of developed-market customers who emphasize track performance, Yamaha Motor has packed the best leading-edge technology into the YZF-R1 and the YZF-R1M, underlining their status as flagship models promoting the Yamaha brand worldwide, including developing markets.