Yamaha YZF-R1 launched in India at Rs. 20.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Yamaha YZF-R1 was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show and now the superbike has been launched in this country. This bike will be imported as a completely built unit.
The 2018 R1 gets a 998cc, inline 4-cylinder engine with a cross-plane crankshaft and titanium connecting rods. The engine delivers a maximum output of 197 BHP @ 13,500 rpm and 112.4 Nm of torque @ 11,500 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike also gets an updated Quick Shift System (QSS) which allows clutch-free downshifting as well as up-shifting. The R1 uses a ram air intake system and a lightweight titanium exhaust. The bike features an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which senses the chassis movement and controls traction, slides, front wheel lift, braking and launches and it comes with a 17-litre fuel tank.
There are two colour options on offer – Tech Black and Yamaha Blue. The 2018 R1 is heavily influenced by the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike. The front features twin-LED headlights with LED DRLs. It is based around an aluminium deltabox chassis and features 43 mm upside-down telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear.
The 2018 R1 is equipped with ABS and brakes come in the form of dual 320 mm discs in the front and a single 220 mm disc at the rear. The bike rides on 17-inch alloys shod with 120/70 and 190/55 section ZR rated tyres in the front and rear.