2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 & R1M
Bike SA|August 2019
2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 & R1M

Yamaha Motor Company has pulled the wraps off its flagship supersport motorcycle - YZF-R1 and higher-spec R1M - for the 2020 model year.

The 2020 Yamaha R1 made a grand debut last weekend during the American round of the World Superbike (WSBK) championship at the Laguna Seca circuit and promises improvements to the fairing, aerodynamics, performance and electronics onboard. The Japanese manufacturer brings the most significant update to the R1 line-up yet, refining the motorcycle further, keeping the motorcycle in touch with its rivals and the WSBK team the necessary changes to meet the new homologation rules.

Highlights

The 2020 Yamaha R1 & R1M features a revised fairing & new fuel tank The 998 cc crossplane engine has been revised and gets new internals The electronics package is new as well for more refined ride-ability The 998 cc four-cylinder crossplane engine gets new internals for improved top-end performance.

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August 2019