Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha May Discontinue YZF-R1 and R1M Motorcycles! Know Why?

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Yamaha, a prominent Japanese motorcycle maker is considering ending production of its highly popular model, the Yamaha YZF-R1, as well as its racing variant Yamaha R1M.

Reports suggest that this move might be driven by substantial cost increases and a decrease in sales. It is speculated that these motorcycles could remain available for purchase in certain markets for a limited time, particularly where there are no stringent emissions regulations in force.

Here, Know about the features of this bikes.

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Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M: Features

The design of the Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M is nearly identical. They feature integrated DRLs and projector headlamps within the front fairing, while the brake light and indicators consist of slim LED units.

Additionally, both bikes are equipped with digital TFT instrument clusters. The YZF-R1 has inverted forks for the front suspension and a mono-shock unit for the rear, whereas the R1M features electronically adjustable Ohlins shocks at the front.

The two bikes come with a 998cc, liquid-cooled, inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 200PS of power at 13,500rpm and 112.4Nm of torque at 11,500rpm.

They offer dual-disc brakes at the front and a single-disc brake at the rear for braking. Additionally, they include features like traction control, slide control, lift control, launch control, upshift quick-shifting, and linked ABS for enhanced safety.

The YZF-R1 is priced at INR 20.39 lakh, while the R1M costs INR 29.43 lakh (ex-showroom).