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India-bound 2015 Yamaha R1 costs Rs. 15 lakh in UK

India-bound 2015 Yamaha R1 costs Rs. 15 lakh in UK
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Prices of the India-bound 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 have been revealed in the UK. The YZF-R1 costs Rs. 15 lakh while the limited edition YZF-R1M costs Rs. 18.5 lakh. (Prices converted)

Revealed at the 2014 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, expect Yamaha to bring these superbikes to India by mid-2015.

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.