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2015 Yamaha R1 in India for Rs. 24 lakh

2015 Yamaha R1 in India for Rs. 24 lakh
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Prices of the India-bound 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 have been revealed in the UK recently, around Rs. 18.5 lakh (converted). Now, Indian dealers have started to announce that they are accepting bookings for the new flagship motorcycle. The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 is expected to be priced at Rs. 24 lakh and the YZF-R1M at Rs. 32 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Brought to India via the CBU route, the pricing of the new Yamaha R1 is very close, or may be higher than the more advanced competitor, the Kawasaki H2.

Powering the 2015 Yamaha R1 is a 998cc, 4-stroke, in-line 4-cylinder, crossplane engine producing 200 BHP of power and 112 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike rides on a Deltabox frame and has a wet weight of 199 kg. Other changes include a new designed crankshaft, 10.5 litre airbox, 2-directional fuel injector, slipper clutch etc.

The new design is very distinct compared to the previous generations. It gets LED headlamps with a central forced air intake, LED tail lamps and a side mounted titanium exhaust. The superbike stays planted with a 43mm front fork and a Truss type swingarm rear suspension. The bike uses an aluminium fuel tank and cast magnesium alloy wheels. Instrument cluster is a TFT LCD unit.

Riding aids include traction control, slide control, front lift control, quickshifter, launch control, ABS and unified brake system.

The R1 M comes with electronically adjustable racing suspension with Ohlins front fork, telemetry in the seat, carbon fibre fairing and front fender and communication control. The race spec model also gets data logging system with integrated GPS which allows riding data to be uploaded via an Android app. It also gets specially designed Bridgestone tyres with lighter alloy wheels.

Official launch and deliveries are expected to happen by or before March 2015.