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Featuring next-generation R-Series styling, sophisticated electronic control, enhanced braking and suspension performance, and a refined crossplane engine.
Features may include:
The R1’s 998cc inline-four-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s exclusive crossplane crankshaft technology derived from the YZR-M1 MotoGP® machine. By equalizing inertial forces at the crankshaft, the CP4 motor delivers a direct feeling of linear torque, giving the rider the ultimate connection between throttle grip and the rear wheel.
Titanium connecting rods use Yamaha’s precision fracture-split method to ensure reliability with minimal weight. Combined with titanium intake valves and forged pistons, these lightweight parts help achieve the CP4’s high redline and over-rev capability. The cylinder block is also offset from the crankshaft, reducing friction loads on the pistons and bores.
For 2020, a new cylinder head, intake system, fuel injectors and airbox work together to enhance part-throttle performance. And by creating a smaller and shorter intake tract, new Bosch® injectors are able to spray fuel directly against the intake valves, for improved fuel atomization.
For 2020, the YZF-R1M features Öhlins® latest NPX fork system. By utilizing a pressurized nitrogen chamber similar to a rear shock, oil cavitation is essentially eliminated to deliver consistent damping under the toughest conditions with unmatched ride quality and feel.
The YZF-R1M features the advanced Öhlins® ERS system. The motorcycle’s IMU sends vehicle data—such as vehicle speed, lean angle, acceleration and brake pressure—to a dedicated Suspension Control Unit (SCU) which rapidly adjusts the front and rear damping in real time for optimum suspension performance whether braking, cornering, or accelerating. The ERS provides streamlined dynamic tuning modes for both street and track, as well as manual modes for conventional suspension tuning with fixed damping.
Developed on racetracks around the world, Yamaha’s new Brake Control system works with an Antilock Braking System (ABS) to minimize brake slip under aggressive braking, or on less than ideal surfaces. The adjustable BC system uses the IMU to provide progressive brake force intervention as lean angle increases, to boost rider confidence when braking mid-corner.
The 2020 YZF-R1M features updated bodywork to create an even more aerodynamic profile, with stylish lines that give a sleek and integrated design. R1M riders are treated to even higher levels of fit and finish thanks to carbon-fiber bodywork, including a new carbon tail section, matched to a polished aluminum swingarm, and topped with a serial-numbered badge.
LED headlights are both lightweight and compact, allowing for a more streamlined design of the front cowling with excellent visibility. For 2020, the lights are more compact and deliver a broader spread of illumination, too. LED front turn signals are integrated into the mirrors for improved aerodynamics, while the LED tail light is stylish and highly visible.