2019 Yamaha YZF-R1M
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The closest thing ever to the multi-championship winning MotoGP YZF-M1 - and the pinnacle of superbike performance.
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The 998cc inline 4-cylinder, crossplane crankshaft engine features titanium fracture-split connecting rods, which are an industry first for a production motorcycle. The titanium alloy used to manufacture the connecting rods is around 60% lighter than steel, and this reduction in weight gives the R1M engine a responsive and potent character at high rpm. This stunning engine delivers extremely high horsepower and a strong pulse of linear torque.Compact Stacked Transmission
A 6-speed transmission features close-ratio gearing to best match the high-revving engine. The transmission also stacks the input/output shafts to centralize mass and to keep the overall engine size shorter front-to-back, which optimizes engine placement in the frame for outstanding weight balance.
Yamaha’s Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) uses six axes of measurement: a gyro sensor that measures pitch, roll, and yaw, and an accelerometer that measures acceleration in the fore-aft, up-down, and right-left directions… all at a rate of 125 calculations per second. The IMU communicates with the ECU, which activates the technologies in Yamaha Ride Control (YRC): Power Mode, Traction Control System, Slide Control System, Launch Control System, Lift Control System and Quick Shift System with rev-matching. All these systems are adjustable and can be saved within four presets in the YRC system.Factory Level GPS Telemetry
Another feature exclusive to the R1M that takes electronic control to the next level is Yamaha’s unique Communication Control Unit. The onboard system is comprised of the CCU and a GPS antenna. Running data can be recorded via a data logger, with course mapping and automatic lap timing managed by GPS. This data can then be wirelessly downloaded to the Android® or Apple® iOS® app where it can be analyzed, and setting changes can be made to later be uploaded to the R1M. This Yamaha exclusive Y-TRAC system gives a connection to the machine that has never been seen outside of the factory race pits, further blurring that line between production superbike and MotoGP® bike.
The R1M features highly advanced hlins® Electronic Racing Suspension. The Suspension Control Unit receives data from the IMU such as vehicle speed, lean angle, acceleration and brake pressure, then rapidly adjusts the front and rear damping in real time for optimum suspension performance. The system comes with several modes for street and track: automatic T-1 and T-2 Track modes feature adjustment settings that focus on specific areas, such as braking, cornering and acceleration, for streamlined tuning. R-1 Road simplifies these settings for street-focused riding, and three manual modes remain for conventional suspension tuning with fixed damping.Deltabox® Frame
The slim aluminum Deltabox® frame, magnesium subframe and polished aluminum swingarm contribute to a light weight and compact chassis design, with overall geometry refined on racetracks around the world. The rigid motor mounts use the engine as a stressed member of the frame for optimal rigidity balance and great cornering performance on the race track.