Yamaha refines the track-ready R1M and it looks spectacular
Fancy a Yamaha sport bike that’s as close as it gets to the machines Rossi and Vinales ride in MotoGP? Reserve yours online, stocks are limited!
Yamaha shows the all-new 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M, the MotoGP-like bike you can actually own, with reservations already open (online only) and deliveries slated for this September.
Iwata has updated the 998 cc inline-four mill with a new cylinder head, a completely revised intake system, a new airbox and new injectors. All the improvements are derived from the company’s GP racing exploits and are meant to offer the rider the most thrilling experience to date.
The bike also comes with a cable-less RBW YCC-throttle accompanied by the latest IMU-powered rider aids aimed to provide a whole new level of confidence even in the most grueling track scenarios. GPS-powered course mapping, automatic lap timing, and Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) mobile device adjustability are also on the list.
The Ohlins ERS (Electronic Racing Suspension) has a new NPX gas-charged fork that changes damping in real time for precise acceleration, cornering or braking. The suspension settings can also be altered according to rider needs and have multiple preset modes.
Superior braking power on the 2020 YZF-R1M comes from the new and improved high-friction pads and the new Yamaha Brake Control electronics working in tandem with the latest Bosch ABS. The dual 320mm front rotors have 4-pot radial calipers, complemented by a compact floating caliper in the rear, all with premium steel braided lines. Iwata uses race-ready magnesium wheels shod with Bridgestone’s RS11 track-proven tires.
On the electronics side, thre 2020 YZF-R1M is making the competition blush, as the list comprises a variable intake system, Ride Control, a new Engine Brake System, Power Delivery Modes, Lean Angle-Sensitive traction control, a MotoGP-derived Slide Control System, Lift and Launch Control and Up/Down Quick Shifting. Yamaha also threw in a lot of carbon fiber body parts plus a titanium exhaust to make the bike stronger yet lighter.
The 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M is priced at $26,099, with financing options and a limited stock to reach each market. Want to get one? Reserve yours online and take the email you’ll receive to your dealer, together with a $500 deposit and you’ll be contacted when the bike is ready for shipping.