The all new Yamaha YZF-R1 comes equipped with 998cc cross plane, four cylinder, 4-valve engine tuned to produce 200 Horses without RAM air assist. The motorcycle also comes featured with compact lightweight chassis along with rear frame made from Magnesium, better suspension, longer swingarm and Magnesium Alloy wheels.
Commenting on the launch occasion, Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said,
The new YZF-R1 model will strengthen Yamaha in its superbike segment in Indian market. It inherits its technology from Yamaha’s racing machine YZR-M1. This model also highlights Yamaha’s improved aerodynamics which posts it closer to the MotoGP attributes, and which is a rare potential available in today’s market. Yamaha plans to increase its market share in supersports segment as the new YZF-R1 is expected to attract the younger racing enthusiasts.”
The company has priced the new YZF-R1 at Rs 20,73074 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and the bike will be available in two color options- Black and Blue.
By: Farhan Kashif