Yamaha @ EICMA 2014: New YZF-R1 + R1M and MT-09 Tracer (with mega gallery)

Yamaha took the wraps off new 2015 YZF-R1 and R1M supersports, as well as the 2015 MT-09 Tracer in EICMA 2014.

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Yamaha’s long awaited YZF-R1 full-model-change was finally unwrapped at this year’s EICMA 2014 show in Milan, Italy. The biggest surprise here was the addition of a track-only special YZF-R1M version alongside it as well.

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Next came the MT-09 (also known as the FJ-09) Tracer dual-sport. Essentially, this is the clothed dual-sport off-shoot of the brand’s acclaimed MT-09 triple. Here’s the details we managed to gather.

2015 YZF-R1
The wait is now over, and what a beauty this 2015 YZF-R1 is. All-new, the 2015 R1 is a giant leap forward inside and out. As far as the exterior design goes, only words such as ‘cutting edge’ and ‘futuristic’ cuts the mustard here.

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The most key highlight here is the unconventional headlamps arrangement. Gone is the previous R1’s traditional nose-mounted unit in favour of a pair of LED daytime running light strips instead, giving it a clean, minimalistic look. Illumination comes mainly from a pair of main beams that are now integrated and hidden into front cowling, flanking the newly designed air intake. Also revised here are the side mirrors, having LED blinkers integrated in them as well.

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Underneath this bold new exterior sits a new CP4 crossplane engine developed by Yamaha, rated at 200hp without ram-air assistance. The mill features titanium fracture-split con-rods, a 10.5-litre airbox, a titanium exhaust, as well as a slipper clutch unit.

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However, 2015 R1’s real game changer lies in its vast array of electronics. The list includes traction control, slide control, launch control, wheel-lift control, and the ever-important ABS brakes. Aiding all these systems is a new six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) that ties all the aforementioned systems together to give the R1 a better understanding of the bike’s movement’s on both the road and track.

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Keeping weight and mass down to a minimum are the cast magnesium wheels, and rear sub-frame made of magnesium as well. Other notable new features include the new TFT digital instrument panel, as well as an optional CCU or Communication Control Unit that grants riders to download GPS data or upload ride settings.

Here the 2015 YZF-R1’s specs:
Engine
Engine Type: 998cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC 16 valves
Bore x Stroke: 79.00 x 50.9mm
Compression Ratio: 13.0:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition: TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Transmission: 6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive: Chain
Chassis
Suspension / Front: 43mm KYB® inverted fork; fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Suspension / Rear: KYB® Single shock w/piggyback reservoir, 4-way adjustable; 4.7- in travel
Brakes / Front: Dual 320mm hydraulic disc; 4-piston caliper, UBS ABS
Brakes / Rear: 220mm disc; UBS ABS
Tires / Front: 120/70ZR17M/C
Tires / Rear: 190/55ZR17M/C
Dimensions
L x W x H: 2,055 x 691 x 1,151 mm
Seat Height: 856 mm
Wheelbase: 1,420 mm
Rake (Caster Angle): 24.0°
Trail: 101.6 mm
Fuel Capacity: 17 litres
Wet Weight***: 199 kg/ CA model 200 kg

Check out the mega gallery we’ve arranged at the end of this post and marvel at the new 2015 YZF-R1 in all its glory.

YZF-R1M
If the road-going 2015 YZF-R1 we just detailed above wasn’t manic enough, then perhaps the special track-only YZF-R1M variant would rebuff any doubts. Yamaha proudly proclaims this YZF-R1M to be the closest thing there is to its YZR-M1 MotoGP bike.

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Retained is the road-bike’s 200hp CP4 in-line four-cylinder screamer, but the R1M gains further with Ohlins ERS semi-active suzzies, carbon fibre fairings, as well as a ‘robust’ GPS-powered data acquisition system. In R1M form, all the road-going R1’s impressive electronics are put to its maximum potential through the aforementioned six-axis IMU, tailoring its responses to rider inputs via the engine, suspension, and brakes.

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CCU is standard-equipped, allowing riders to download telemetry and GPS data wirelessly, as well as the ability to upload settings back into the on-board computer.

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Here’s how Yamaha explains is electronics package in the R1M:
• Power Delivery Mode (PWR), similar to the earlier “D-Mode” system, lets the rider choose from four settings of throttle-valve opening rate in relation to the degree of throttle-grip opening to best match their riding conditions.

• Variable Traction Control System (TCS) with lean angle calculating the differential in front to rear wheel speed as well as the lean angle, it helps prevent rear wheel spin when exiting corners. As lean angle increases, so does the amount of control…with ten separate settings (off and 1-9) enabling the rider to dial in the exact level of control needed.

• Slide Control System (SCS), the first of its kind on a production motorcycle comes directly from the YZR-M1. It works in tandem with the IMU, where, if a slide is detected while accelerating during hard leaning conditions, the ECU will step in and control engine power to reduce the slide. This too can be adjusted by the rider. Four settings (1-3 and off).

• Lift Control System (LIF): IMU detects the front to rear pitch rate and the ECU controls engine power to reduce the front wheel lift during acceleration. Four settings (1-3 and off).

• Launch Control System (LCS), limits engine rpms to 10,000 wide open throttle. It maintains optimum engine output in conjunction with input from the TCS and LIF systems to maximize acceleration from a standing start. Three settings (1-2 and off).

• Quick Shift System (QSS) cuts engine output so riders can up-shift without using the clutch and closing the throttle, for quicker lap times, also with three variable settings (1-2 and off).

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Here are the YZF-R1M’s specifications:
Engine
Engine Type: 998cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC 16 valves
Bore x Stroke: 79.00 x 50.9mm
Compression: Ratio 13.0:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition: TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Transmission: 6-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch
Final Drive: Chain
Chassis
Suspension / Front: 43mm Öhlins electronic suspension w/ inverted fork; fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Suspension / Rear: Öhlins electronic suspension w/ single shock w/piggyback reservoir, 4-way adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Brakes / Front: Dual 320mm hydraulic disc; 4-piston caliper, UBS ABS
Brakes / Rear: Dual 220mm hydraulic disc; UBS ABS
Tires / Front: 120/70ZR17M/C
Tires / Rear: 200/55ZR17M/C
Dimensions
L x W x H: 2,055 x 691 x 1,151 mm
Seat Height: 861 mm
Wheelbase: 1,405 mm
Rake (Caster Angle): 24 º
Trail: 101.6 mm
Fuel Capacity: 17 litres
Wet Weight***: 200 kg

Yamaha plans to produce just 500 examples of the YZF-R1M that will be sold to exclusive buyers worldwide starting next year.

MT-09/FJ-09 Tracer
After it was leaked online several weeks ago, the FJ-09 ( called MT-09 in Europe) Tracer. This touring friendly variation of the MT-09 triple-cylinder naked gains a centre stand, a 12-volt socket, soft panniers, as well as adjustable handlebars and screen.

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The Tracer boasts a larger tank over the naked as well, holding up to 18-litres ¬– 4 litres more than the naked base bike. Features carried over from the MT-09 naked include the Ride-by-Wire electric throttle, adjustable riding modes, traction control, and ABS. Additionally, touring accessories are also available with the MT-09 Tracer such as panniers, making it an even more desirable sport-tourer.

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Yamaha MT-09 (FJ-09) Tracer’s full specification:

Engine
Engine: Type 847cc liquid-cooled inline 3-cylinder, DOHC, 12 valves
Bore x Stroke: 78.0 x 59.1mm
Compression: Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel Injection
Ignition: TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Transmission: 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Chassis
Suspension / Front: 41mm fork; adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.4-in travel
Suspension / Rear: Single shock; adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.1-in travel
Brakes / Front: ABS, Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear: Hydraulic disc, 245mm
Tires / Front: 120/70-ZR17M/C
Tires / Rear: 180/55-ZR17M/C
Dimensions
L x W x H: 2,159 x 950 x 1,346 – 1,374 mm
Seat Height: 846 or 861 mm
Wheelbase: 1,440 mm
Rake (Caster Angle): 24°
Trail: 99.6 mm
Fuel Capacity: 18 litres
Fuel Economy**: 5.35 litres/100km
Wet Weight***: 210 kg

Check out the mega gallery below for more pictures.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M

2015 Yamaha MT-09 (FJ-09) Tracer

Sources: Asphaltandrubber (Link 1, Link 2, Link 3) and Visordown (Link 1, Link 2)

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