Yamaha has launched the 2010 model of its suberbike YZF-R1 in India. Retailing at Rs 12.5 Lakh (Ex-Showroom), the 2010 YZF-R1 superbike model carries Yamaha’s DNA – Performance, Innovation & Design, and has one of the most advanced technologies available in the world.
Inspired by Yamaha’s M1 MotoGP race bike, this latest generation 998cc R1 features a crossplane crankshaft design with an uneven firing order to provide outstanding yet easy to control torque and an exceptionally linear throttle feel.
In keeping with this machine’s exceptional cornering ability and crisp handling, the aluminum frame has been designed to offer exceptional rigidity balance. The fuel tank has a shape developed using 3-D simulation analysis technology. The elongated shape of the tank allows it to fit neatly within the frame in a way that promotes concentration of mass.
Yamaha has also done away with the usual four-bulb headlight design and the latest R1 gets only two projector-type bulbs mounted closer to the nose of the bike.
The 2010 YZF-R1 will be available in 24 authorized Yamaha CBU dealerships in 13 cities including 4 Yamaha Factory Shops located in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Kolkata. The R1 will be available in shades of Yamaha Blue, Metallic Black and Bluish White.