Yamaha R1

Produksi superbike Yamaha YZF-R1 dan Yamaha YZF-R1 M bakal dihentikan.

Berita ini disahkan di dalam laman web rasmi Yamaha UK yang menyebut:

“Yamaha Motor Group telah mengambil keputusan untuk tidak membangunkan versi R1 atau R1M yang menepati piawaian emisi Euro5+. Sebaliknya (kami) akan menumpukan perhatian terhadap strategi perniagaan dan produk jangka sederhana yang akan memberikan peluang masa depan.”

Ia bermaksud Yamaha mengikut jejak langkah Suzuki yang turut memberhentikan produksi superbike GSX-R1000R. Walaupun begitu, berita ini tidaklah sebegitu mengejutkan kerana semakin ramai pembuat motosikal yang beralih kepada pembuatan model-model yang lebih mudah ditunggang dan lebih mampu milik. Yamaha sendiri telah mengorak langkah terhadap strategi ini dengan penghasilan model YZF-R7 yang berasaskan MT-07. Mereka juga akan melancarkan model YZF-R9 yang berasaskan MT-09 tidak lama lagi.

Terdapat beberapa lagi faktor kenapa R1 dan R1M akan dihentikan:

  • Pembangunan enjin dan model baharu yang menepati piawaian Eruo5+ yang amat ketat akan menelan belanja yang amat tinggi, tetapi untuk pulangan yang tidak berapa lumayan.
  • Model R1 telah mengambil tempat sebagai sebuah motosikal sport yang disegani sejak pelancarannya pada 1998. Ia merupakan superbike Yamaha yang akhirnya menghentikan dominasi Honda CBR900. Apapun, Yamaha masih tidak dapat menjual sebanyak R1 yang diharapkan jika dibandingkan dengan Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R/ZX-10RR, BMW S 1000 RR, dan Ducati Panigale.

  • Kebanyakkan penunggang telah beralih kepada motosikal yang lebih mudah ditunggang dan boleh digunakan untuk berbagai kegunaan seperti jenis sport-touring, dwi-sport, serta adventure. Motosikal-motosikal ini dapat ke mana sahaja, memberikan keselesaan kepada penunggang dan pembonceng, boleh membawa barang, serta boleh dipasang dengan berbagai aksesori berbanding dengan sebuah superbike.

  • Tahap prestasi superbike kini dan yang akan datang telah menjangkaui kemahiran kebanyakan penunggang motosikal.
  • Kondisi jalan yang tidak bertambah baik di seluruh dunia. Sebaliknya menunggang superbike di atas jalan raya awam seperti ianya sebuah litar hanya akan mengundang bahaya dan tragedi.
  • Dan harga superbike yang amat tinggi.

Namun, manalah tahu jika Yamaha YZF-R1 dan Yamaha YZF-R1 M yang lulus Euro 6 akan kembali penghujung dekad ini.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of its most iconic superbike, Yamaha has introduced the Yamaha R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary limited edition for 2023.

  • Developed by Yamaha Motor Europe and its GYTR PRO Shop, this special edition boasts an array of upgrades, setting new standards for performance and specification within the R1 range.
  • Working in collaboration with Yamaha Motor Research & Development Europe (YMRE), the same team responsible for the development of Iwata brands’ World Superbike machines, Yamaha aims to bring World Superbike levels of specification and performance to the R1 series.

The GYTR Pro 25th Anniversary bike comes equipped with several standard upgrades to enhance its performance. Notable additions include a carbon sub-frame, a modified fuel tank with a lower center of gravity, and a Magneti Marelli ECU. The bike’s front end features Öhlins FGR front forks and a TTX rear shock with a pneumatic preload adjuster, ensuring more predictable handling and superior suspension.

Additionally, an underslung swingarm, previously developed for WorldSBK, complements upgraded Brembo braking calipers on both ends. Full carbon fiber bodywork further minimizes weight and optimizes aerodynamic performance.

Moreover, the bike offers the option to include the GYTR PRO Electronic System (GPES) module, an advanced electronics engine package providing data acquisition and control. GPES enables riders to access the latest electronic software rider aids, such as anti-wheelie, launch control, engine braking management, adjustable fuelling, and traction control.

With only 25 units scheduled for production within the European region, Yamaha bills this model as the ultimate R1. Interested buyers need to act swiftly to secure their limited-edition machine. Each bike will be assembled at the GYTR Pro Shop of the owner’s choice. Furthermore, lucky owners will have the privilege of a personalized setup, carried out by a team of Yamaha technicians, ensuring an experience akin to the treatment given to the factory’s WorldSBK riders.

As the celebration of 25 years of the R1 commences, motorbike enthusiasts and Yamaha fans alike eagerly anticipate the debut of this extraordinary machine, set to redefine sportbike performance standards.

Yamaha is set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its iconic sports bike, the Yamaha R1, with a special event at Mugello.

  • The Yamaha Racing Experience, taking place on 21-22 July, will pay tribute to the R1’s rich legacy.
  • Mugello Circuit in Italy, renowned for hosting the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix, will serve as the backdrop for this momentous occasion.

Yamaha has enjoyed significant success at Mugello in the past, with riders like Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, and Fabio Quartararo achieving triumphs on Yamaha bikes.

The circuit also holds sentimental value for Niccolo Canepa, who often participates in Mugello track days to prepare for his Endurance World Championship races.

Paolo Pavesio, Marketing and Motorsport Director of Yamaha Motor Europe, expressed pride in honoring the R1’s 25th anniversary. He described the R1 as a game-changer that has consistently pushed the boundaries of performance and innovation, incorporating cutting-edge technology and MotoGP-derived advancements.

Notably, the R1 pioneered the use of a vertically-stacked gearbox in production motorcycles, leading to improved engine design and enhanced performance.

In subsequent years, Yamaha further differentiated the R1 by introducing a cross-plane crankshaft, contributing to its distinct sound and engineering excellence. The 2015 model update embraced the aesthetic cues of the Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bike, coinciding with Jorge Lorenzo’s championship-winning season. The R1M variant also brought MotoGP-inspired electronics to track enthusiasts.

While the R1 has not undergone significant updates in recent years, motorcycle enthusiasts eagerly await news of its next evolution. The

Yamaha is set to celebrate the R1 legacy next year with the potent superbike reaching its 25-year anniversary.

  • The R1 is reaching its 25th birthday in 2023.
  • The 1000cc sportsbike could received major upgrade. 

That said, rumours from Japan suggest the Iwata manufacturer is looking to roll out a significantly updated R1. 

The R1 received its extensive overhaul in 2015 before Yamaha’s latest changes in 2019 seem to perform fairly well, with the superbike dominating the 2021 WorldSBK season.

While it may relatively outperform the Kawasaki ZX-10RR and Honda CBR1000RR-R, the R1 could be left behind after Ducati and BMW’s recent introduction of the new Panigale V4 R and M 1000 RR.


As both motorcycles make more than 200hp, the bi-crossplane 998cc 198hp might not be seen enough to go up against the Italian and German moniker at the WorldSBK. 

That leaves Yamaha with a dilemma regarding how they should proceed with the R1. 

However, a Japanese publication, Young-Machine, (yes, them again), reported that a heavily updated Yamaha R1 could be well underway. 

Thanks to a new render by YM, the R1 might be getting a complete overhaul of bodywork and engine development. 

Also, the R1 could get an all-new aerodynamic winglet and a higher peak power from its bi-crossplane engine. 

Interestingly, YM also claimed that the next-gen R1 would feature a special edition retro white and red livery, complete with a 90s typeface.

Although the new development might seem too good to be true but knowing how accurate Young-Machine usually is, we might be seeing a new R1 soon enough. 

Moreover, we are intrigued to find out how Yamaha plans to squeeze more power out of its inline-four-cylinder engine, which we think is already hitting its peak. 

The International Motorcycling Federation recently updated the list of FIM-approved competition vehicles for 2023.

  • The spreadsheet includes a track-only Yamaha R6 Race and YZF-R1.
  • The 2023 track-only R1 could indicate a newly updated street-legal R1 is underway.

The approved list titled “FIM Recognized Competition Vehicles” mostly comprised motocross, enduro, trail and cross country motorcycles and ATVs.

The list also includes a few track-only sportsbike, including the Honda NSF100, NSF250R and the Yamaha R6 Race that continues to be available in the market as a track-only machine after the street-legal model was discontinued.

However, FIM recently updated the list by adding one more model, a new 2023 Yamaha YZF1000W.

For those unaware, the YZF1000 is the Japanese manufacturer’s internal name for the YZF-R1, while the flagship YZF-R1M carries the YZF1000D code.

According to reports, FIM updated the documents on June 15 after receiving Yamaha’s submission on June 9.

While the internal code refers to a new track-only Yamaha R1 for the 2023 model year, it could also indicate that the Japanese marquee is set to introduce a street-legal 2023 YZF-R1 too.

While the matter is still inconclusive, the R1 is due for an update with the current-generation R1 is already seven years in the market since its introduction in 2015. Although Yamaha revised the R1 in 2020 to meet Euro 5 emission standard, it is the right time to introduce a new generation going into 2023.

If there is a new 2023 YZF-R1, there is a good chance there could also be a new 2023 YZF-R1M on its way, which we could find out soon enough.


Yamaha celebrates the World GP 60th Anniversary by unveiling a special livery for its R-series range consisting of the 2022 YZF-R1, R7, R3 and R125.

The livery features a classic white paint job, Yamaha’s iconic red horizontal split block, gold rims, black levers and special badging on the airbox cover.

2022 R1 World GP 60th Anniversary

The new colourway celebrates Yamaha’s first world championship entry in 1961 French GP competing in the 250cc class with the RD48.

2022 R7 World GP 60th Anniversary

The World GP 60th Anniversary range will be available from November 2021 onwards and will be sold alongside the 2022 model range.

2022 R3 World GP 60th Anniversary

According to Yamaha, the special edition range will be on sale with limited availability.

2022 R3 World GP 60th Anniversary

However, there is no confirmation whether the World GP 60th Anniversary range will make its way here in Malaysia.

Yamaha R1 sememangnya mempunyai daya tarikan tersendiri apatah lagi dengan generasi terkini dibangunkan oleh teknologi YZR-M1 di MotoGP.

Tidak hairanlah, ada sesetengah penunggang yang berasa dirinya seperti Valentino Rossi sebaik berpeluang untuk menunggang jentera tersebut.

Seorang penunggang motosikal di India telah mengambil peluang situasi Covid-19 – jalan raya lengang – untuk menunggang sebuah jentera R1 di India Electric City bertujuan untuk mencapai kelajuan maksima motosikal terbabit.

Jalan lurus sekitar 10 kilometer itu membolehkan penunggang terbabit merekodkan kelajuan 300km/j!

Lelaki itu kemudiannya bertindak memuat naik rakaman video itu ke laman Instagram dalam usaha untuk mendapatkan perhatian.

Bagaimanapun, video tersebut turut menarik perhatian polis Bangalore yang kemudiannya mendedahkan telah menahan penunggang terbabit dan merampas jentera R1 itu.

Kes seumpamanya turut pernah berlaku di Malaysia tahun lalu apabila seorang remaja lelaki merakam aksinya menunggang laju – sebuah jentera Kawasaki – di Jambatan Pulau Pinang lalu berkongsi aksinya di media sosial.

Dia kemudiannya turut ditahan pihak polis susulan menunggang dalam keadaan membahayakan di samping melebihi had laju.

Pengguna Facebook, Shafie Wazir, memuat naik video yang memaparkan rakaman seorang penunggang motosikal yang menunggang Yamaha R1 bersama rakannya mencuri helmet miliknya.

Rakaman litar tertutup berdurasi 43 saat itu jelas memaparkan pelaku yang memakai helmet Airoh bersama rakannya – disyaki wanita – sedang giat cuba mencuri helmet terbabit.

Kami di MotoMalaya berjaya menghubungi mangsa dan dia menjelaskan insiden tersebut berlaku siang tadi di Setapak Central Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

Helmet yang dilarikan itu adalah model KYT Leopard yang dianggarkan bernilai sekitar RM400.

Berdasarkan gambar yang dikongsi tempat duduk belakang turut dikopak bagi membolehkan helmet tersebut dilarikan.

Diharapkan pihak berkuasa mengambil tindakan terhadap pelaku dalam video tersebut.

Jangan lupa ikuti kami di YouTube dan Instagram!

Yamaha melancarkan Yamaha R1 dan R1M 2020 dalam satu majlis pelancaran yang berlangsung di Laguna Seca, California.

Yamaha R1 kini tampil dengan reka bentuk ‘fairing’ yang ditambahbaik bagi meningkatkan aerodinamik, pakej elektronik yang telah dikemas kini dan enjin yang telah diperhalusi.

Pengeluar motosikal Jepun itu mendakwa rekaan ‘fairing’ R1 – R1M didatangkan dengan ‘fairing’ gentian karbon – mendapat inspirasi daripada jentera MotoGP yang ditunggang Valentino Rossi dan Maverick Vinales.

Bahagian ‘fairing’ kini bercantum dengan tangki yang difahamkan dapat meningkatkan kadar efisien aerodinmaik sehingga 5.3 peratus.

Menurut Yamaha lagi, bahagian tempat duduk penunggang juga kini lagi selesa sekaligus sesuai untuk apa jua jenis penunggang.

R1 dan R1M turut didatangkan dengan LED serba baharu sekaligus menampakkan rupa yang lebih agresif.

Sementara itu, model R1 dan R1M turut dilengkapi dengan tangki aluminium serta rim aluminium – magnesium bagi R1M – sekaligus memastikan kedua-dua jentera tampil lebih ringan.

Meskipun kedua-duanya mengekalkan enjin 998cc empat in-line crossplane yang kini patuh Euro 5 namun Yamaha telah melengkapkan sistem suntikan bahan api Bosch baharu dengan rekaan 10 lubang bagi memastikan minyak disembur dengan lebih luas sekaligus menjaminkan pembakaran yang lebih efisien.

Kedua-dua model mengekalkan kuasa 195hp namun sistem ‘ride-by-wire’ yang dikemas kini memastikan penunggang dapat mengakses prestasi yang lebih tinggi dengan lebih mudah.

Yamaha R1 didatangkan dengan ‘inverted fork’ Kayaba 43mm sementara R1M dilengkapi dengan penyerap hentakan premium Ohlins.

  • The 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M were launched at the American World Superbike round.

  • The new bike has plenty of updates including the bodywork.

  • The new engine is Euro5-compliant with a number of updates.

We knew the 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M were bound to be introduced this year (probably at Intermot of EICMA). However, the manufacturer sprung a surprise and unveiled both at the Laguna Seca racetrack during the World Superbike round.

Its predecessor and variants were mostly-unchanged since 2015, while rival manufacturers had gone ahead and updated their existing or introduced completely new models.

Anyhow, the wait is over.

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1

The new R1 and R1M looks even more “GP-inspired” and is packed with a number of important new tech.


  • New more aerodynamic bodywork with is 5.3% more efficient in flowing air. The screen and fairing combine with the fuel tank.
  • Aluminium air duct behind the large central intake provides more rigidity to the fairing.
  • A titanium lower panel strengthens the lower fairing.
  • New LED headlights for the new fairings.
  • New Euro5-compliant engine.
  • The 998cc crossplane inline-Four engine produces 197hp.
  • Updated finger follower rocker arms and new cam lobes.
  • 43mm fully-adjustable Kayaba forks.
  • Six-axis IMU-based Cornering ABS.
  • Brake pads with new materials for higher friction.
  • Three-mode Engine Braking Management (EBM).
  • The EBM monitors gear position, engine RPM, throttle position, throttle valve position. The ECU alters throttle position, ignition timing and fuel injection.
  • Updated launch control system which activates at 9,000 RPM.

The YZF-R1M, gets more goodies since it’s Yamaha’s alpha bike. It’s made in limited numbers, by the way.


  • Lighter bike due to carbon fibre fairings, mudguard and tail section, besides magnesium wheels and subframe.
  • Öhlins electronic NPX anti-cavitator gas forks.
  • Updated Öhlins electronic rear shock.
  • YRC Settings app.
  • New Y-TRAC app accesses bike’s Communication Control Unit (CCU) to download ride data.
  • The data can be viewed in Google Maps, displaying information such as acceleration and G-forces.
  • Engraved badge with production number.

Will we ever get to see the Yamaha YZF-R1 and Yamaha YZF-R1M officially imported in Malaysia? Your guess is as good as ours.

Menurut MoreBikes, Yamaha R1 akan dilengkapi dengan brek belakang automatik yang akan membantu dalam memastikan tayar depan tidak terangkat ketika menunggang.

Yamaha baru-baru ini telah mematenkan ciri baru yang menggunakan sistem ABS bagi memastikan kedua-dua tayar kekal di atas jalan sekaligus meningkatkan lagi tahap kawalan penunggang.

Sebaik sistem sensor mengesan tayar depan akan terangkat, ABS akan bertindak dan memastikan perkara itu tidak berlaku.

Sistem tersebut juga akan membantu jentera R1 untuk memecut pada kadar yang dikehendaki penunggang tanpa perlu berasa bimbang dengan insiden tayar depan terangkat. Dalam kata lain, penggunaan brek automatik akan membantu jentera pergi lebih laju!

Bagaimanapun, bagi penunggang yang gemar membuat ‘wheelie’ diharapkan sistem baharu ini dapat dipadam mengikut pilihan penunggang.

Kalau tak macam mana nak tayang skil dan kehebatan di lebuhraya Karak nanti?

  • Like beauty is subjective, so is everyone’s preference for motorcycle exhaust note.

  • V-Four engines are among the best – if not the best – sounding.

  • Listen to this Yamaha YZF-R1 and Aprilia RSV4 RF.

Just as beauty is subjective, so is everyone’s preference for motorcycle exhaust note. To bikers, the exhaust note is another aspect which stirs the sould. However, V-Fours sound the best in our books as demonstrated by this Yamaha YZF-R1 and Aprilia RSV4 RF.

Yes, yes, the Yamaha R1 isn’t a V-Four but an inline-Four, instead. But I’m sure you already know that the “crossplane” crankshaft is arranged in such a way that the engine fires like a V-Four, hence sounding like one. Or like some say, sounds like Valentino Rossi’s YZR-M1 MotoGP bike.

The crossplane crankshaft spaces the crankpins at 90ofrom each other. Therefore, the R1’s firing order mimics the firing order of a V-Four with a 180ocrank, which gives it a 270o– 180o– 90o– 180oignition timing. The irregular firing order is what gives the bike its distinctive exhaust note compared to traditional inline-Fours.

The Aprilia RSV4, on the other hand, uses a 65oV-Four with a 180ocrankshaft. As such, the firing order is a regular 180o– 115o– 180o– 245o, giving it another distinctive and gloriously LOUD(!) exhaust note.

By the way, the numbers with degrees denote the crankshaft rotation angle.

NOTE: Please ride responsibly on public roads.

Video credit: SuperBike Racer


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