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2014 Yamaha R1 Caught On Track Test


2014 Yamaha R1 Spied

Yamaha YZF-R1 went into production in the year 1998 and since then it has rocked the sports bike segment and bike enthusiasts to a great extent with its well known styling and strong performance. The Japanese manufacturer has recently been caught testing the next generation Yamaha YZF-R1. The testing of the next generation Yamaha R1 was taking place at a race track. The fairing of the motorcycle being tested was disguised as a Yamaha R6 but the eagle eyed viewers managed to recognize it as the next generation R1.

The 2014 Yamaha R1 will feature a new 3-cylinder engine (ditching the current R1′s 4-cylinder unit), which is expected to churn out more power over its predecessor. The most exciting change which is being talked about is the new exhaust pipe system in the upcoming R1. The next generation R1 gets rid of the underseat twin exhaust pipes and now features a single short silencer on the right side of the bike. In order to concentrate the mass in the centre, the manufacturer has now placed the short exhaust pipe just behind the engine.

Currently, the Yamaha R1 boasts of a liquid cooled, 4-stroke, 998cc, 4-cylinder unit that produces a maximum power output of 182 PS at 12,500 RPM with a peak torque figure of 115 Nm at 10,000 RPM, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The superbike sits on a diamond frame with upside down front forks and swingarm rear suspension. The 2014 Yamaha YZF-R1 is expected to feature significant changes over the current model with modern styling and improved performance characteristics. It will be launched in India subsequently after its global launch.

2014 Yamaha R1

Source – Yamaha R1 Forum

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  • Hari

    Can be the R25..also..cuz….If they had to make the R1 successor..Wouldnt look like this.I doubt its the R1.What do you say faisal:)!

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Hari, it is the Yamaha R1 only, the next gen one, so styling is similar to the old version.

      • Hari

        Thanks for the reply.Just asked,cuz I wasnt sure!Anyways nice scoop!

  • BUMBA

    COOL …YEAH I PREFER SINGLE EXHAUST …JUST LIKE THE FIREBLADE .THAT DOUBLE EXHAUST LOOKED REALLY UGLY BUT FRONT IS KILLER

  • Troll

    This is a bullshit website.The next generation Yamaha R6 and R1 will be triples.Do some bloody research before posting your articles.You’re putting up way too much fake news.

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Thanks for bringing it to our notice. Yes we some how missed that and have corrected the article accordingly.

      • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

        Troll, if you see the magazine pic, it says “ignore the internet hype, it’s not a triple”.

  • Abhishek

    Yes Yamaha!!!!! :)

  • Deepak

    Though its too early to say..but the last line of the magazine says “Ignore the internet hype. Its not a triple”.

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Deepak, I think the unveil is not too far, so can’t really say but it should get cleared soon.

  • yamaha r1 2014 a little ugly

    i don’t like new yamaha r1 2014 because if i looked not too diffrent like r6 and i think 2014 till 20..? will like that .. a little ugly .. please consider again for yamaha product

    • lala

      DUDE. its mentioned in the article that the r6 fairing is just a disguise.

  • hammr

    that’s a damn R6. 3rd light. no it doesn’t have any R6 fairings due to the fact THE DONT BOLT UP.so unless they ziptied em which renders a test ride useless…. article is fake.