Yamaha has launched the 2018 YZF R1 at Rs 20.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The YZF R1 is the flagship model of Yamaha, in India and is sold as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) in India.
The YZF R1 is powered by a 998cc, cross-plane, flat, four-cylinder, four-valve engine that develops 200hp. Moreover, the motorcycle is equipped with 4-2-1 exhaust system for a strong throttle response and enhanced engine output.
The body frame of the YZF R1 is almost similar to the outgoing model. It continues with a long upward swing-arm and magnesium rear frame. The wheelbase remains unchanged at 1,405mm and the chassis weight, too, is same at 199kg.
The new YZF R1 gets some added technology too such as Quick Shift System (QSS) and Lift Control System (LCS). The Quick Shift System allows full-throttle up-shifting without the use of clutch. On downshifting, the ECU matches the lower revs for instant gear-change while allowing minimal chassis disruption.
The Lift Control System has also been remapped for better front-wheel traction. While accelerating hard, it won’t allow front wheel to lose contact with the ground on receiving a sudden throttle command.
The new R1 is available in two paint shades – Yamaha Blue and Tech Black.