The Yamaha YZR-M1 is powered by a a 1000cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder, DOHC engine with the crank rotated at 180 degrees that produces 245 BHP while mated on a 6-speed cassette-type gearbox.
The 2016 Auto Expo like every other edition had a lot of automakers showcasing their heavy-duty MotoGP bikes such as Suzuki showcasing its GSX-RR and Honda with its RC213V, the pattern was also followed by Yamaha that showcased the YZR-M1 at their stall with the number ’46’ on it and for those who are not in the know that’s Valentino Rossi’s number.
Yamaha can easily be claimed as one of the most successful automakers in MotoGP championship with legendary riders such as Valentino Rossi and the young Jorge Lorenzo. These participants ride on the company’s very successful YZR-M1 which is time and again claimed to be the best MotoGP bike of all time. Rossi won the 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009 championships while Jorge Lorenzo ruled the 2010, 2012 and 2015 seasons on the M1.
The Yamaha YZR-M1 is powered by a 1000cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder, fuel-injected, DOHC engine with crossplane crankshaft that fires at 180 degree flat-plane crank, this motor is claimed to produce 245 HP which helps the bike achieve a top-speed of more than 340 km/hr. It is mated on a 6-speed cassette-type gearbox with a dry multi-plate slipper clutch.
The Yamaha YZR-M1 is built on a twin-tube aluminium deltabox frame with multi-adjustable steering geometry, ride height, wheelbase, etc. which proves to be handy for modifications. The braking force is created by 320 mm twin carbon discs with four-piston Brembo callipers at the front and rear ventilated single stainless steel disc brake with Brembo twin-piston calliper.
The suspension crew includes fully adjustable Ohlins sourced inverted front telescopic forks and aluminium swingarm with single Ohlins shock-absorber along with rising-rate linkage. The Yamaha YZR-M1 rides on 16.5-inch front and rear wheels wrapped with Bridgestone slicks or wet hand cut tyres according to the track conditions.
– Powered by 1000cc motor that belts out 245 BHP of power
– Built on twin-tube adjustable aluminium deltabox frame
– Brakes include 320 mm twin carbon disc brakes with four-piston Brembo callipers and ventilated 220 mm single stainless steel disc with twin-piston Brembo calliper
– Suspended by fully adjustable Ohlins sourced inverted telescopic front forks and aluminium swingarm with single Ohlins shock-absorber