Yamaha R1 and R1M of 2015 -All data and comparison of the two sport motorcycles

17 years ago Yamaha revealed the first R1. Now the 2015er R1 is presented. Apart from the name nothing is the same. Here all data for the new 1000cc and the differences between R1 and R1M …

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R1 – the R stands for Race

[sam id=2 codes=true]First of all, the R1 is designed for the racetrack . You can see it already on the new look. There is no evolution of the old ones, no, it is inspired by a racing fairing.

Actually, this is only logical. The headlight technology is progressing and the parts just keep getting smaller. When they were now well hidden. That’s a bit strange, because the “face” of the R1 now missing. Although the two LED status lights (now called position lights) remind a bit of the old headlight, but the actual bulbs including fall fully out of character.

In the blue-silver model you can see the connection to the track very well. I really find the “silver plate” not pretty, but it is a perfect place to bring his race number (only should not be too long). I personally would but definitely choose a different decor or make the cockpit quite blue. But tastes differ, but I would take the red if anyone wants to make me a joy. 

In the social networks is also discussed already strongly about the new look. Some love it and some hate it. 


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the data

147 kW (200PS), more compact inline four-cylinder with four-valve technology tackling a strong, in the unfolding almost linear, torque on the crossplane crankshaft. Subframe and wheels are made of magnesium, to achieve a dry weight of 179 kg and a driving finished weight of 199 kg. With a full tank … 

Of assistance systems it is also no shortage of the new R1. Here the Moto GP will benefit from the rich experiences. It is the sensor unit IMU (6-axis inertial measurement unit) are used, which fulfills the requirement for 3D control interventions. Traction control with tilt detection, a patented Slide Control system, a control system for a growing Front (LIF), a launch control system, a shift assistant, an ABS and a combined braking system, to name but a few also be used.

ABS knows everyone, but additionally the R1 has a combined system on board. Here at apply the front brake, the rear brake is easily controlled with. By pressing both brakes providing for the necessary balance. For this data the tilt and skew angles are taken here. If only the rear brake using the system but does not intervene, then it also slows down the rear only. So again you realize the racing genes.

[sam id=”21″ codes=”true”]Comes the R1 with lightweight magnesium wheels. In comparison to cast wheels saves here a 870 g. 530 g forward. 340 g rear. That is about 4% less rotating mass in front and 11% rear, which enhances handling.

The tank is made of aluminum and holds 17 liters. Weight saving compared to a steel tank is 1.6 kg.

The R1 gets a 109 mm wide TFT display, the liquid crystal display allows hardly any light reflections. A light sensor provides automatic brightness adjustment. You can switch from road use to track what effect on the color and design of the ads has. So what is displayed and how big…

The colors of the YZF-R1 2015:

Race Blu (DPBMC / MS1)
Racing Red (VRC1 / BWC1)
Available from March 2015

The price I know not yet.

the engine

Newly developed crossplane engine with 147 kW (200 hp) and M1

In the series four-cylinder engine with 998 cc displacement redesigned crossplane crankshaft is used. Your sophisticated firing interval makes a significant contribution to the linear torque development, which gives the driver the impression that the throttle had a direct influence on the rotational speed of the rear wheel.

[sam id=2 codes=true]The crossplane concept comes directly from the Moto-Gp and the debut of Valentino Rossi won the World Cup at first attempt. It is now in the new R1. There is an uneven firing order with a
Crankshaft rotational angle interval of 270 ° – 180 ° – 90 ° – 180 °

This creates a stronger pulsation in the lower and medium engine speed range, resulting in a more linear torque development results. The crossplane engine is also apparent in the distinctive exhaust sound.

The new 147 kW (200 hp) engine has nothing in common with its predecessor. The main differences of the engines include: The bore – / stroke ratio, the compression ratio, the cylinder, the cylinder head, the fuel injection system and even the crankshaft. The only thing that remains is the model name. In order to improve the acceleration, the flywheel mass was reduced by approximately 20%, even though the crankshaft drives a balancer shaft, whose weights are placed close to the outer cylinders.

Thus, a large amount of fuel-air mixture can quickly flow into the cylinder, the cylinder head is the R1 provided from 2015 with optimized flow channels and large intake and exhaust valves, which have a plate diameter of 33 and 26.5 mm. The compression ratio is 13.0: 1, which is also due to the narrower valve angle enables a more compact combustion chamber shape.

To achieve high performance, the engine with extremely light rod made of a special titanium alloy is fitted, which are initially manufactured in one piece and in comparison with steel connecting rods are around 40 percent lighter. Then, the connecting rods are broken in the foot, resulting in a larger contact area between the connecting rod and connecting rod cap is formed. The result: The connecting rods are extremely stable, but at the same time easily and thus improve the response and revving the engine

The newly developed forged pistons are very sturdy and very easy thanks to the `Bridge-box ‘design on the bottom. For an additional piston cooling from the underside provide new oil nozzle, spray the engine oil in the direction of the piston crown.

For the first time in a R1 takes place the valve actuation via rocker arms. This technique has two distinct advantages: First, the valve lift is due to leverage on the value that specifies the camshaft. Secondly, the drag lever to run with less friction on the camshaft. Especially since the new cam followers as the piston pin DLC hard coated
(Diamond-Like Carbon) and are extremely fixed rotational speed.

To support the cylinder filling at each cycle effectively, to use an air filter with a handsome 10.5 liters. The intake system is thus 23 percent more voluminous than before and allows greater air transfer to the velocity stacks, the (Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake) YCC-I work with the system. The system operates electronically controlled with short and long velocity stacks that allow engine speed and load dependent flow optimizations and thus contribute to the effective cylinder filling. This benefits both the torque yield and peak performance.

The new 10.5-liter air box is supplied via a centrally integrated in the casing inlet opening with fresh air. At high speeds, the air flows with significant pressure and can be used by the YCC-I system to improve performance. That should provide about 200 hp!?! There are even 200 hp without ram-air indicated, or how can I understand this? 

In short form:

  • In-line four cylinder with 998 cc, four valves and crossplane concept
  • New Cross-Plane crankshaft for smooth power
    Peak power of 147 kW (200 hp) (without ram-air effect)
  • Bore x Stroke / 79.0 mm x 50.9 mm Compression ratio 13.0: 1
  • Lightweight titanium connecting rods with fractured Pleueldeckeln
  • Lightweight forged pistons made of aluminum with Bridge-box-stiffener
  • Larger valve plate and flow-optimized intake ports
  • Valve Train with DLC hardened rocker arms
  • 12-hole injectors depend fuel jet in 2 directions
  • Low friction piston rings running with low voltage
  • Piston pin with hard DLC coating
  • Offset cylinder design
  • Airbox with lush 10.5 liters
  • 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system with a new flap, center seated damper
  • Easy Slipper clutch
  • Very reliable lubrication system
  • YCC-I and YCC-T on board
  • Compact and lightweight cooler

The exhaust system

Lightweight 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system made of titanium

Under the engine the four titanium exhaust pipes converge into two pipes, before they lead to a 5.2-liter silencer. Then it goes on about a new exhaust valve in the muffler, which is placed centrally under the motorcycle. At low and medium speeds, the exhaust gases flow through one of the two passages. Only at high speed opens the actuated by a servo motor exhaust flap between pre- and muffler and gives way on both pipes free.

Slipper clutch

The new clutch has fallen 19 percent lighter and more compact. The diameter was reduced by seven per cent compared to its predecessor. What makes a slipper clutch?

When hard downshift she opens the clutch up to 50 percent to prevent a momentary blocking of the rear wheel.

The chassis and the brakes

The R1 has a new asymmetric Deltabox aluminum frame that contributes significantly to precise and nimble handling. The compact aluminum frame is made of welded-together castings and offers the ideal combination of rigidity and flexibility. The crossplane engine sits – at four points rigidly fixed – as a stressed member in the frame. Two motor mounts are located on cylinder head, two sitting on the crankcase. Back takes the Deltabox frame on a reinforced at the top of aluminum swingarm, consisting of cast, forged and sheet form two components that form a light but very stable unit. An enormous weight reduction was by the use of a
Magnesium rear frame can be achieved.

Wheelbase 1,405 mm

The new wheelbase is 10 mm shorter, 570 mm long swingarm has lost as much as 15 mm. Steering head angle and fork bridge shots are identical in dimensions, while the front axle is increased by three to 25 mm.

The Upside-down telescopic fork with 43 mm stanchions strong allows 120 mm of travel and carries thanks to the 25 mm axle for steering precision.

The new swingarm with reinforcement overhead is supported via a lever system and a monoshock. The suspension is fully adjustable.

At the front, one-piece molded four-piston calipers, stainless steel reinforced brake lines and two 320 mm brake discs are used.

The rear brake consists of a single-piston floating caliper caliper and a 220 mm disc

In short form:

  • New, asymmetrically-designed aluminum Deltabox frame
  • Compact design, short wheelbase
  • Kerb weight 199 kg fully fueled / 179 kg dry weight
  • Rear frame made of magnesium, reinforced aluminum swingarm
  • Central intake for intake air as on the YZR-M1
  • 17 liter aluminum fuel tank
  • KYB Upside-down fork with 43 mm stanchions and 120 mm
  • Underlying Monocross lever linkage for the shock absorber
  • Lightweight cast wheels made of magnesium
  • ABS with Combined Brake System
  • Double front disc with Ø 320 mm and four-piston monoblock calipers
  • 220 mm rear disc with single-piston floating calliper
  • All-new, aerodynamically optimized fairing in the YZR-M1-style
  • New front fascia with LED running lights and LED headlights
  • Racing Ready tank-seat combination
  • Mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Aluminum protection under the engine
  • Rear wheel cover made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic

Driving assistance systems

The R1 comes with a sensor cluster. This includes two accelerometers and angular rate sensors combined, the three-dimensional work and detect any movement of the longitudinal, vertical and transverse axis. Therefore, the sensor unit is called in English “6-axis inertial measurement unit”, short IMU. The data is sent directly to the ECU control unit. The sensor unit has been developed exclusively for the new R1 and included in the rate gyro pitch, roll and yaw motion while the acceleration sensor measures how fast the vehicle is moving in that direction. This measurement is carried out three-dimensionally. The data are collected and processed 125 times per second.

The data provided by the sensor unit IMU uses the control unit of the engine-management in order to determine optimal injection amount, ignition timing and throttle opening angle and to find a steady running state. This radically new technology also help bring the latest MotoGP technology into series production is in the R1 but. This includes for example the Slide Control System (SCS), which when accelerating out of corners a controlled oversteer
allows (pull black lines is not a problem, as Rossi and Co). The traction control TCS relies on information from the sensor unit. In all, the inclination is considered and adjusted accordingly, the engagement in the systems.

A Lanch-control and a quick shifter are also on board. The Quick Shifter ensures that can be switched without pressing the clutch in the next higher gear.

Different driving modes are of course already pre-programmed.

In short form:

  • State of the art driver assistance systems
  • Sensor unit with three-dimensional working acceleration and angular rate sensors
    * Permanent control of the driving condition
    * Detection of skew angle, slip and pitch rate
    * Premiere in a production model Yamaha
    * 32-bit CPU 125 makes calculations per second
    * Yaw rate sensor detects pitch, roll and yaw
    * Acceleration sensor measures longitudinal, transverse and vertical
    * Supports the following driver assistance systems:
  • TCS (Traction Control System) with tilt sensor
  • SCS (Slide Control System) for the rear
  • LIF (Lift Control System) front-wheel-position control
  • LCS (Launch Control System) Start Wizard
  • QSS (Quick Shift System) shift assistant
  • PWR (Power Mode Selection System) with four modes
  • YRC (Yamaha Ride Control) function
  • New digital cockpit with TFT (Thin Film Transistor) LCD display
    * High-resolution, glare-representation
    * Color display with black or white background
    * ‘Street’- and’ Track together mode for different information
    * Optional: CCU (Communication Control Unit) with log data and wireless transmission opportunity


Yamaha will launch from the new R1 also a special model that is designed for professional racing teams and dedicated racers for the Race Track suitability is the first priority. From the wherewithal for the limited version we want here now times not speak … 

The equipment of the Special Edition include electronically controlled spring-damper elements (ERS = Electronic Racing suspension), trim parts made of carbon, a CCU (Communication Control Unit) and Bridgestone tire class. The YZF-R1M is produced in limited quantities.

The YZF-R1M is equipped with an ERS system (Electronic Suspension Racing) by Öhlins, the enhanced athletic performance on the race track again. The semi-active system uses the already mentioned sensor cluster and adapts depending on the circumstances. Here you can also turn into an automatic or manual mode.

The lining is made of carbon and is coated with clear lacquer. Only in certain places slight color accents. The aluminum fuel tank as high gloss burnished like the upper area of the reinforced rear swingarm.

A CCU with GPS is also available. To be able to read the data wirelessly and even revise the software via app after each turn.

Other exclusive features include the golden R1M, radially mounted calipers and specially coated, gold shiny steel sliding tubes with 43 mm diameter at the Öhlins fork.

Potential customers can reserve their YZF-R1M on the homepage of their importer and designate their desire traders from the December 1, 2014. The availability of the limited edition model will be checked and cleared all other modalities. The Yamaha importers will endeavor to distribute the available YZF-R1M models justice. If, contrary to expectations, should remain one left I would make a place for me in the garage. Generously, I would not even ask for booth fee. 

The owner of a new YZF-R1M be invited to participate with their motorcycle in an exclusive and free YRE event. So who has the wherewithal is determined to have fun.

Colours 2015
Silver Blu Carbon (BWM2 / Carbon)
Available from March 2015

The price of the R1 or the R1M me unfortunately is nothing yet known. Prices should also be announced shortly.

Who is it for now managed to read all this far ??? Respect it! You’re a real R1 fan! 

Price of the Yamaha R1 and R1M 2015

In Europe, the two come in March 2015. The new R1 will be had for € 18,500 (plus costs) and the new R1M for € 23,000 (plus costs).

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