As the company’s flagship R World models, the new 2021 YZF-R1M (R1M) delivers improved handling and rideability with more electronic control for mastering both the street and track.
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Yamaha has a rich heritage of building the most sought after Supersport motorcycles designed to deliver the pinnacle of performance on and off the track. Based on 22 years of proven race-winning engineering, the 2020 Yamaha R1M and R1 are forged from the technology and development gained from countless challenges in MotoGP, World Superbike, MotoAmerica Superbike races, and the grueling demands of Endurance World Championship racing. From crossplane crankshaft engines to revolutionary electronics such as the six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), Yamaha’s historical achievements have become the future of R World.
• Redesigned cylinder head, fuel injectors, finger-follower rocker arms, and camshaft profiles
• APSG ride-by-wire system with YCC-T
• Brake Control (BC) and Engine Brake Management (EBM) for a total of seven electronic control rider aids
• Öhlins ERS NPX front fork with integrated gas cylinder and optimised rear shock settings (R1M)
• Next-generation R-Series redesigned bodywork with outstanding aerodynamic efficiency
• Carbon fibre tail cowl (R1M)
• Bridgestone RS11 Battlax Racing Street tyres with updated tread design
• New front brake pad friction material for excellent control while braking
For 2020 the R1 and R1M are equipped with the next generation of Yamaha’s unique 998cc inline four-cylinder crossplane crankshaft engine. Returning features include titanium fracture-split connecting rods and offset cylinders, while the cylinder head, fuel injectors, finger-follower rocker arms, and camshaft profiles are all new for 2020.
Redesigned bodywork creates a 5.3 percent increase in aerodynamic efficiency while reducing wind noise and pressure on the rider when in a tucked position. Comfort is increased with smoother side sections around the tank area. The 2020 R1M also receives a new carbon fibre tail cowl.
New lightweight, compact LED twin headlights for both the low and high beam, combined with the redesigned body styling to create a new front face symbolising the next-generation of R-Series design
An all-new Accelerator Position Sensor with Grip (APSG) ride-by-wire system- featuring Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) – eliminates throttle cables and reduces weight while providing smoother throttle operation.
Yamaha’s six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) continues to be the key feature of the electronics package. The system processes real-time vehicle attitude and wheel speed data for the new Brake Control (BC) technology that gives riders the choice of two intervention modes for enhanced braking choice. Riders can select a BC1 setting for optimal upright, straight-line braking, or a BC2 for enhanced braking into corners.
A new Engine Brake Management (EBM) system also allows the rider to select between three levels of engine braking force to suit their individual preference or riding situation on the road or track.
New KYB fork legs on the YZF-R1 feature an upgraded internal shim stack,
while the KYB rear shock has revised internal settings.
Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) on the YZF-R1M features new NPX
pressurised fork legs, along with a revised rear shock. Everything is adjustable
through the YRC settings and Y-TRAC on the TFT dash or via a smartphone