After a prolonged wait of over six years, Yamaha finally unveiled the newest iteration of litre-class flagship superbike – the YZF-R1, at the 2014 EICMA Show. The new R1 has been improved both in terms of technology and performance, making it one of the most advanced litre-class superbikes available in the country, today.
Yamaha has gone out of its way to give the new R1 a fresh new look while keeping it in touch with its rich heritage. While this new look might not suit everyone’s taste, the Japanese manufacturer has succeeded in giving the new R1 a completely new identity. The fairing of the new R1 gets a very clean and aerodynamic shape, which along with the minimalistic rear section gives the superbike a sleek overall profile. The twin LED headlamps are placed beneath the front panels, while the LED side indicators have been integrated into the mirrors.
The 2018 Yamaha YZF-R1 is powered by a 998-cc In-line four, four-stroke engine that produces 197bhp and 112Nm of torque through a 6-Speed transmission. It does 0-100kph in 3.4 seconds. And is capable of reaching a top-speed of 288kph.
The YZF-R1 has a fuel tank capacity of 17 litres. It weighs 199kg (dry). In addition to this, the bike also comes with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
Prices in the UAE for the YZF-R1 starts at AED 78,500.