Yamaha unveils YZF-R1 model in India at Rs 20.73 lakh
Yamaha YZF-R1's magnesium wheels are designed to race and leave, make this bike a serious contender.
Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha Motor on Wednesday launched its YZF-R1 model in India. The new Yamaha bike will be available at Rs 20.73 lakh in ex-showroom Delhi.
YZF-R1, which had its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, is similar to its track brother YZR-M1.
The company on its website said, "With pure MotoGP blood, a cross-plane engine, short wheelbase chassis and high-tech electronics, the YZF-R1 is ready to take your riding experience to a whole new level."
"Developed on the same racing DNA as its elder brother, YZF-R1 doesn't shy away from flaunting its massive power of 200 hp, perfect weight of 200 kg and a 1405 mm wheelbase. But what you can't see that makes it all the more special," the website further added.
The R1's Lift Control System (LCS) is updated with more progressive mapping that improves forward drive when the system intervenes.
This new R1's compact chassis features a magnesium rear frame, long swingarm and track developed racing ABS for outstanding handling.
While inertial Measurement Unit constantly senses chassis motion in 3D, creating controllability over traction, slides, front wheel lift, braking and launches. Its updated Quick Shift System (QSS) offers clutch-free downshifting as well as upshifting.
Yamaha highlights on YZF-R1 says, "It's not a machine. It's your opportunity to discover your true potential."
On Indian roads, YZF-R1 will compete against Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000R, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, BMW S1000RR and Aprilia RSV-4 Factory.