After MT-09 Yamaha brings the YZF-R1 to the country


Following the heels of MT-09, Yamaha has launched the 2018 model year YZF-R1 in India at Rs 20.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

To be bought in as Completely Built Units (CBU), the bike will be available in two colours, the famous Yamaha Blue and Tech Black.

Being a litre class bike, the R1 has a 998cc liquid cooled, in-line four engine that can produce 200hp at the crank and 112.4 torques (in Nm). Helping make all that power are connecting rods made from titanium and forged aluminium pistons.

The power is sent to the rear wheel through a six-speed gearbox that comes with a quick shifter.

The engine has a distinct firing order at 270-180-90-180 that Yamaha says provides the bike with a linear torque curve.

The bike has a 10.5 litre air box that feeds air to Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I). The exhaust valves are controlled by a servo motor that can adjust gas flow for enhanced output.

The superbike comes with USD forks up front and a link type monoshock at the rear and rides on 17 inch wheels shod with 120 section front tyre and 190 section rear tyre. The bike weighs in at 200 kg with all fluids.

Bringing all that weight to a halt are dual 320 mm rotors up front and a single 220 mm rear disc.

Features inlcude LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, turn indicators and tail-lamp. Using a Delta-box frame and a magnesium sub-frame, the swingarm is truss-type. The superbike comes with ABS as standard.


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