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Yamaha YZF-R1M

Yamaha YZF-R1M

Yamaha has yet again brought MotoGP M1 technology to a supersport streetbike with the YZF-R1M.

Yamaha YZF-R1M right rear view.

Yamaha YZF-R1M right side view.

Yamaha YZF-R1M side view.

The Yamaha YZF-R1M features an all new high tech electronic speedometer and tachometer display.

The all new design of the Yamaha R1 sportbike for 2015 has been highly anticipated for many years.

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Yamaha YZF-R1M front view.

Yamaha YZF-R1M left front view.

Yamaha YZF-R1M left side view.

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The newly redesigned rear LED tail light on the 2015 Yamaha R1 is tall and narrow for higher visibility.

YZF-R1M’s have a clear coated polished aluminum fuel tank which saves 3.5 pounds versus steel.

The front brakes on the YZF-R1M use gold 4 piston radial mounted calipers with dual 320 mm discs.

Yamaha YZF-R1M left rear view.

The video below features the launch of the all new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M supersport street sportbike.

The amazing flow through shape of the rear tail section on the new R1 shows Yamaha’s bold styling.

The Yamaha YZF-R1M is built with a super light weight titanium pipe and muffler exhaust system.

The YZF-R1M airbox cover comes with a very custom and unique R1M badging plate up on top.

Yamaha utilizes a crystal clear thin film transistor LCD gauge meter for the dash in the 2015 YZF-R1M.

The YZF-R1M features a lot of raw carbon fiber which goes very well with these sleek front LED lights.

The 2015 R1 has a new design which locates the front headlights lower for a racing front number plate.

The YZF-R1M MotoGP inspired electronics incorporates Yamaha IMU, CCU and Y-TRAC technologies.

Yamaha neatly placed the new LCD gauge cluster under the new aerodynamic 2015 R1M windshield.

A very impressive aspect of the new YZF-R1M is the use of 43mm Ohlins forks for the front suspension.

Yamaha decided to take the R1M to another level with Ohlins Electronic Racing Suspension called ERS.

Similar to the MotoGP Yamaha M1 race bike, the 2015 R1M features an awesome Ohlins rear shock.

The R1M is built with quality and performance and seeing a yellow Ohlins rear shock spring tells a lot.

The highly polished aluminum rear swingarm on the Yamaha YZF-R1M is also all new for the 2015 bike.

Seeing this rare R1M logo on a new generation Yamaha YZF-R1, you’ll know it’s a serious motorcycle.

The beautiful new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M is wrapped in super light weight carbon fiber all over the bike.

All Yamaha YZF-R1M’s include a blue magnesium front wheel with a 120/70ZR17 front tire mounted.

The new YZF-R1M has a revised aluminum Deltabox frame that provides a more compact chassis.

The YZF-R1M gas tank displays the very classy and traditional Yamaha tuning forks company logo.

Yamaha adds a very nice touch to the R1M with the swingarm having an R1 logo built into the casting.

The new YZF-R1M has an updated crossplane crank concept 998cc engine with strong titanium rods.

From the Yamaha factory, the R1M includes Ohlins suspension logo graphics showing their seriousness.

Full carbon fiber bodywork on the 2015 R1M turns a regular street sportbike into a light racing superbike.

Check out the video below of the MotoGP inspired Yamaha YZF-R1M race bike and the standard R1.

For 2015 Yamaha launched their all new redesigned 1000cc R1 supersport motorcycle for the street and race track. In addition to the next generation YZF-R1, Yamaha built this limited production Yamaha YZF-R1M model that is very close to being a street legal MotoGP Yamaha M1 motorcycle with a retail price starting at $21,990 and has carbon fiber bodywork, ABS brakes, Ohlins suspension, Traction Control, magnesium wheels, titanium exhaust, race data acquisition software and much more! The technical specifications for the Yamaha R1M features a compact 998cc crossplane crank concept DOHC 16 valve inline 4 cylinder engine with a bore and stroke of 79.00 mm x 50.9 mm producing over 200 horsepower. The YZF-R1M has a 6 speed transmission and a multi plate wet slipper clutch. The engine cylinder compression ratio is 13.0:1 and the R1M has YCC-T and YCC-I fuel injection with a digital TCI Transistor Controlled Ignition system. Other Yamaha R1M specs include a wet weight of 443 lbs, 33.9” seat height, 55.3” wheelbase and is 27.2” wide. The Yamaha R1M is 80.9” long and 45.3” high. Front fork rake castor angle is 24 degree with 4.0” of trail. The fuel tank holds 4.5 gallons and fuel economy is measured at 34 miles per gallon. The YZF-R1M features a performance enhancing Quickshifter, Launch Control, Anti Wheelie Control, Slide Control and a Unified Braking System. This R1M is truly ready to race on Superbike tracks worldwide. The all new standard non M model Yamaha YZF-R1 is also available with the same 200 horsepower engine starting at $16,490 with KYB suspension, ABS along with regular bodywork. There are a total of 500 R1M motorcycles made worldwide, so pick one up today!

The YZF-R1M features a unique rigid magnesium rear subframe to support the weight of the rider.

The R1M has a blue magnesium rear wheel for a 200/55ZR17 rear tire, but this bike has a 190/55ZR17.