2018 Yamaha YZF-R1

Bike India - - IGNITION -

THE FLAG­SHIP YAMMIE THAT SHARES TECH­NOL­OGY WITH VALE’S (AND Viñales’s) YZR-M1 Mo­toGP bike is here, and comes with a price tag of Rs 20.73 lakh (ex-show­room). In­dian fans have been sali­vat­ing at the lat­est it­er­a­tion from this much vaunted lin­eage ever since it broke cover at in­ter­na­tional shows ear­lier in the year and now, fi­nally, the bike has been launched in our mar­ket as well.

The new R1 re­mains quite sim­i­lar to the ear­lier ver­sion with the same 998cc, in-line four-cylin­der mo­tor pow­er­ing the bike. It comes with Yamaha’s cross­plane tech­nol­ogy, which is de­rived from the com­pany’s Mo­toGP ef­forts. The new R1 pro­duces a mas­sive 200 PS and 112.4 Nm. The bike con­tin­ues to have top­notch elec­tron­ics, frame, and sus­pen­sion, all com­ing from the world of Mo­toGP. How­ever, there is a new ad­di­tion for 2018 in the form of the new Quick Shifter Sys­tem or QSS which now al­lows clutch-less down-shifts as well as up­shifts.

The bike is on sale in In­dia now and is avail­able in two colours: Tech Black and Yamaha Blue.

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