2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M

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2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M

Postby djalbin » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:56 am

The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M have been announced. Woo Hoo ... this is a nice bike.

http://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/eicma-2015-yamaha-yzf-r1-and-r1m

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Re: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M

Postby YEC_YZF750SP » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:11 pm

Yep, pretty trick indeed but it was no surprise that Yamaha had a race model alongside the standard R1 because of changes to FIM World Superbike rules in 2015.

Actually, the R1M is very inexpensive considering what the bike is...although still not on par with previous "homologation specials". It's too bad the Japanese manufacturers still haven't produced a low volume, hand-built, full-on race bike...the R7 / OW02 was the last one.

The R1M for sure is cool though and 2 of my friends have already placed deposits on it, with my best friend being one of them, so I may have a go on it. :thumbup:

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Re: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M

Postby djalbin » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:45 am

I need to get introduced to your friends :D
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Re: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M

Postby sickle44 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:10 pm

Don wrote:I need to get introduced to your friends


Me Too please!!

I wouldn't doubt maybe yamaha stepping up to another SP machine given the better economy and especially having to answer the challenge of Kawi's stunning new H2R, UNfreaken believable machine!!!
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Re: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M

Postby spook » Thu May 14, 2015 2:11 am

I think the R1-M is a homologation special in the true sense of the word! Only 500 made worldwide, it speaks homologation with all the electronic trickery, Yec quality swing-arm, kit type radiators, forged magnesium wheels. ti rods electronics, and it is a completely new bike built to circumnavigate the WSBK dumb down rules, and we should thank the rule makers for this. :thumbup:

The only difference between this and a bygone years homologation specials is that the racing class is now 1000 cc, not 750. So both of the offerings are based on the same bike.
R1-M... A very special bike, given a special designation....mmmmmmm. :thumbup:


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