India Yamaha Motor has launched the new YZF-R1 at Rs 2,073,074 ex-showroom, Delhi. The flagship bike is imported to the country as a Completely Built Unit (CBU).
Built on an aluminium Deltabox frame, the new R1 is powered by a 998 cc forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder engine, that delivers 200 PS @ 13,500 rpm and 112.4 Nm of torque @ 11,500 rpm, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. There is an updated Quick Shift System (QSS) for clutch-free shifting.
Other features include LED headlamps with LED running lights, LED tail lamp, track developed racing ABS, titanium exhaust, and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which uses six axes of measurement: a gyro sensor that measures pitch, roll, and yaw, and an accelerometer that measures acceleration in the fore-aft, up-down, and right-left directions.
The bike weighs 200 kg wet.
Front suspension is a 43 mm telescopic forks while the rear is a swingarm (link suspension). Braking duties are handled by dual 320 mm discs at front and a single 220 mm disc at the rear.
Buyers have a choice of Yamaha Blue (featured above) or Tech Black paint jobs.