Yamaha launches its all-new model of YZF-R1 in India at Rs 20.7-lakh


New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (IYM) launched its all new model of its import bike YZF-R1 in a bid to strengthen its superbike segment in the Indian market.
The new YZF-R1 model has been planned and developed as a flagship model of racing circuit with pure MotoGP blood. The Yamaha YZF-R1 is available in 2 colors and is priced at Rs 2,073,074 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This model will be imported as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) by India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (IYM).

According to an announcement, made by the company on Tuesday, The YZF-R1 is powered by a 998 cc, cross plane, 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine that develops 200 hp — without ram air pressurisation. The compact chassis features a magnesium rear frame and long swing arm for outstanding handling along with developed suspension and magnesium wheels. Its high tech electronic control technology ? including its new Quick Shift System (QSS) offers more precise control.

Commenting on the launch of the new YZF-R1, Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd said “The new YZF-R1 model will strengthen Yamaha in its superbike segment in Indian market. It inherits its technology from Yamaha’s racing machine YZR-M1. This model also highlights Yamaha’s improved aerodynamics which posts it closer to the MotoGP attributes, and which is a rare potential available in today’s market.”

He said that Yamaha plans to increase its market share in supersports segment as the new YZF-R1 is expected to attract the younger racing enthusiasts.