The more performance focused R1 M needs to be booked online, while deliveries for both the versions will commenced from early next year. The all new Yamaha R1 will go on sale in India next year.
The 2015 Yamaha R1 was unveiled with much fan fare at the EICMA Show in Milan, Italy last month, while deliveries have been promised to commence across Europe by early next year. Announcing the prices for the UK market, Yamaha has priced the all-new YZF-R1 at 14,999 Pounds (Rs. 15 lakhs), while the performance bred track only R1 M has been priced at 18,499 Pounds (Rs. 18 lakhs). However, with a limited production run for the R1 M, Yamaha is trying to maintain the exclusivity of the performance sports bike and is asking customers to fill out an online form on the company’s website.
After filling out the online form, UK based customers will be confirmed a temporary reservation number for the R1 M and will have to take a print out of the same and head to the nearest Yamaha dealer within 14 days to confirm their intention of purchasing the 2015 R1 M. Sweetening the deal, customers will also be able to take part in an exclusive ‘Yamaha Racing Experience’, which we believe will offer an out-and-out track experience with MotoGP riders. Details on the special experience is expected to be announced later. Yamaha has also confirmed that deliveries for the R1 M will commence in January going up to July, 2015.
Coming to the specifications, the all-new 2015 Yamaha R1 has been expansively developed keeping in mind the track only M1. With special emphasis on performance, the new R1 uses a new 998cc 4-stroke, in-line 4-cylinder crossplane engine with a newly designed crankshaft, 10.5-litre airbox, 2-directional fuel injector and an assistant slipper clutch, the motor produces 200 HP of power and 112 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheel via the 6-speed transmission, while the bike weighs just 199 kgs (wet). Suspension duties are performed by 43 mm front forks and a Truss type swingarm rear suspension, while braking duties are carried by the unified brake system.
The 2015 Yamaha R1 M on the other hand is the track only version of the R1 and gets full carbon fairing and front fender; electronically adjustable Ohlins racing suspension, telemetry in the seat as well as data logging system with integrated GPS and smartphone connectivity. The R1 M also gets specially designed Bridgestone tyres and light weight alloy wheels. In the Indian context, the R1 M might not make it to our shores due to the limited production run; however, the 2015 R1 is scheduled to arrive in early 2015 as a CBU with prices expected at around Rs. 25 lakhs (ex-showroom).