2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M details and specifications revealed, priced at $26,099
You've already read about the all-new 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1, if not here's the link. Yamaha has not just improved the base R1 but has also worked on its faster twin, the YZF-R1M. Importantly, the 2020 R1M has become lighter, thanks to the load shedding with the use of carbon fibre in the fairing, mudguard and the tail section. This is in addition to the magnesium wheels and the rear subframe.
The 2020 Yamaha R1M makes use of Ohlins premium line of suspension replacing the Kayaba units on the previous motorcycle. Further, the superbike makes use of new electronic anti-cavitator NPX gas fork which take care of the negative pressure caused during rebound stroke. The preload settings of the rear shock has been tweaked too. Yamaha mentions that with all the improvements, the 2020 Yamaha R1M has become further agile and one can go even faster than before on a race track.
Lastly, the new-gen R1M benefits from a Y-TRAC datalogge that essentially records a wide range of performance tracking data through a collection of applications. This helps the rider to control settings and also view the difference performance behaviors overlaid on a virtual race track. This includes tracking the throttle inputs, lean angles, ABS, traction control intervention, acceleration and also the G-forces produced on different corners.
The prices of the 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 will start from $17,399 (approx. Rs 12 lakh) while that of the 2020 YZF-R1M is $26,099 (approx. Rs 17.89 lakh). Yamaha mentions that the base bike will be on sale in the international markets later this year in September. We can expect the same to arrive in India early next year. Yamaha will start accepting R1M preorder from July 25.