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2018 Yamaha YZF-R1 / R1M

2018 Yamaha YZF-R1 / R1M
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  • Yamaha YZF-R1 / R1M
  • Year:
    2018
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  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Displacement:
    998 cc
  • Price:
    16699
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New Quick Shifter and Lift Control for 2018

Yamaha’s R1 family brings genuine racebike fun to the unwashed masses for a price that belies their capabilities. The base-model R1 and its even more race-tastic “M” variant come with MotoGP-level performance, and indeed are actually set up to be quickly converted for track use, so these are no poser bikes, not by a long shot. A powerful liter-sized mill pushes the R1 family well into the stupidfast category with updated electronic subsystems to help you keep it all under control, and of course, the synergy between the components makes the R1 family much greater than the sum of its parts. Let’s dig in and see what else the Tuning Fork Company has going on with this pair.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha YZF-R1 / R1M.

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2018 Yamaha YZF-R1 / R1M

2018 Yamaha YZF-R1 / R1M

New Quick Shifter and Lift Control for 2018

Yamaha’s R1 family brings genuine racebike fun to the unwashed masses for a price that belies their capabilities. The base-model R1 and its even more race-tastic “M” variant come with MotoGP-level performance, and indeed are actually set up to be quickly converted for track use, so these are no poser bikes, not by a long shot. A powerful liter-sized mill pushes the R1 family well into the stupidfast category with updated electronic subsystems to help you keep it all under control, and of course, the synergy between the components makes the R1 family much greater than the sum of its parts. Let’s dig in and see what else the Tuning Fork Company has going on with this pair.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha YZF-R1 / R1M.

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2018 Yamaha R1S

2018 Yamaha R1S

It’s An R1 Without The Hefty Price

Yamaha’s YZF-R1S expands the R1 range down into a slightly younger demographic with the “S” variant that sheds some of its fancy metallurgy in favor of slightly less-noble metals with a concurrent decrease in the sticker shock. The “S” delivers the same thrilling performance as the rest of the line as well, so this isn’t just a detuned or repowered look-a-like, its a bona fide R1 that drops a few race-day features to make a bike that is not only less expensive, but more pragmatic for a daily rider. Now you can get that same feel and performance even if the parking lot is the closest it will ever get to a track. Today, I’m going to see what all the buzz surrounding this bike is about, and see how it compares to other lower-top-shelf models currently on the market.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha YZF-R1S.

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2018 Yamaha YZF-R1M

2018 Yamaha YZF-R1M

New quickshifter, TFT screen and up-spec electronic suspensions

Touted as the sharpest and most track-focused supersport bikes you could get your hands on, Yamaha has updated their mad YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M superbikes with recalibrated equipment and a couple of new features, keeping the competition alive and well.

Taking one step closer to the true-blue racing pedigree of the M1, the 2018 R1 series will enhance rider experience by improving suspension, shifting and fuelling to be the "most sought-after supersport motorcycles designed to deliver the pinnacle of performance on and off the track".

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Yamaha begins online booking of 2018 YZF-R1M

Yamaha begins online booking of 2018 YZF-R1M

You better hurry if you want one

Yamaha has updated their mad YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M superbikes with recalibrated equipment and a couple of new features keeping the competition alive and well. It was launched at the 2017 EICMA along with a host of new concepts and products from the Japanese Blue Team.

It will hit showroom floors in March 2018, Yamaha has opened up their online booking portal where enthusiasts and motorsport teams can book one for themselves that includes the limited edition R1M.

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Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M Superbikes gets updated for 2018

Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M Superbikes gets updated for 2018

New quickshifter, TFT screen and up-spec suspensions

Touted as the sharpest and most track-focused supersport bikes you could get your hands on, Yamaha has updated their mad YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M superbikes with recalibrated equipment and a couple of new features keeping the competition alive and well.

Taking one step closer to the true-blue racing pedigree of the M1, the 2018 R1 series will enhance rider experience by improving suspension, shifting and fuelling to be the "most sought-after supersport motorcycles designed to deliver the pinnacle of performance on and off the track".

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2016 - 2017 Yamaha YZF-R1 / YZF-R1S / YZF-R1M

2016 - 2017 Yamaha YZF-R1 / YZF-R1S / YZF-R1M

The YZF-R1 family brings MotoGP styling and performance normally only experienced by the privileged few to the streets for consumption by the “everyman.” Blessed with DNA from the purpose-built YZR-M1 (Mission One) racebike, the R1 range comes with varying levels of race-tastic features, though all three siblings could be considered as racy as one could possibly need outside a closed-circuit course. An on-board gyro enables a number of digital rider aids, such as the bank-sensitive traction control, slide control, ABS and more. Yamaha used its four-cylinder, Crossplane Concept engine to power the R1 family, the same mill as the FZ-10/MT-10, just in a more track-oriented package. Sales in recent years have begun to shift away from the supersports as buyers began to favor naked/streetfighter bikes, and this M1-based trifecta represents a significant push into a waning market. Are they trying to reinvigorate the class, or just trying to grab what is left of that slice of the market? Time will tell, meanwhile let’s check out what Yamaha did to bait the table.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha YZF-R1, YZF-R1S, and YZF- R1M.

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