Not a lot of us will be fortunate enough to own a Yamaha YZF-R1. You can also forget about the YZF-R1M. That, too, is a pipe dream for a lot of folks. But just because we can’t own the actual bikes, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy them…in some other way. This is where Yamaha’s new Meter Simulator app comes into the picture. It’s designed specifically for the purpose of allowing enthusiasts to understand how the electronic components inside these two superbikes work.

It’s a nifty little web-based application that gives us an idea on the inner workings of these two bikes. It’s an especially useful way to comprehend the level of technology Yamaha stuffed into the the YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M. I’ll venture a guess that it’s going to take a lot of us a while to even begin to comprehend how all the electronic and technological details on both bikes. The Meter Simulator app hopes to make it easier for all of use, even if it’s as far as we’re going to get to actually owning a piece of the bike.

Having said that, there are those who are able to afford the YZF-R1 and/or the YZF-R1M. The Meter Simulator can also be a handy tool to get acclimated to the two bikes before they reach their dealerships in the near future. As far as educational experiences are concerned, the Meter Simulator will go a long way in providing that.

For what it’s worth, whether or not you do end up buying either one of the two bikes, the Meter Simulator App provides a rich educational experience on what it’s going to take to tame the YZF-R1 and the YZF-R1M. The way Yamaha built these two bikes, it’s going to take as much education as you can get to fully enjoy all of their state-of-the-art capabilities.

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Why it matters

I’ll readily admit that I’m one of those people that won’t be getting up close and personal with either a Yamaha YZF-R1 or its more mental cousin, the R1M. It’s not that I can’t get one when either becomes available. It’s because it’s an expense I can’t afford at the moment.

So I’ll settle for Yamaha’s Meter Simulator, which really isn’t saying much if you can’t get the real thing. But that’s the cards I’m dealt and I’m willing to play it for what it’s worth.

On the flip side, if some of you do have the finances to buy any of these two superbikes, then by all means, get yourselves acclimated with every electronic gizmo it provides. Better yet, the Meter Simulator can be a useful tool to educate yourselves on what you can expect from the actual bikes. The YZF-R1 and R1M are bikes that need to be understood before you can even take them out for a spin. That’s how fast and powerful they are.

Hopefully, the Meter Simulator goes a long way in providing that much-needed education that will help you understand all of its electronic intricacies. So check out the app and go crazy with it. Once the bikes become available, you’re going to rely on whatever you’ve learned from the simulator to enjoy the actual things.

Source: Yamaha Motorsports

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