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MotoGP Development: Yamaha M1 2007-2011 Photo Gallery

MotoGP Development: Yamaha M1 2007-2011

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Vertical stiffness in the frame was lessened for 2011 in order to reduce judder under braking.
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In 2007 engine capacity was set at 800cc in order to curb rising speeds. Colin Edwards finished ninth overall during his third season with Yamaha.
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Much of the M1's engine development is due to aerodynamics and an overall reduction of friction, creating more engine power.
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Chassis development has centered on frame rigidity with vertical stiffness being lessened in 2011 to reduce instability under braking.
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Lap times have finally surpassed 990cc bikes due to increased engine power, advanced electric systems and tire development.
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MotoGP Development: Yamaha M1 2007-2011
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Despite engine capacity being reduced in 2007, overall performance and durability of the M1 has increased over the past five years.
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In 2010 Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo went on to secure the world title for the first time with Yamaha.
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Over five years the M1 design has achieved a 1/4 cost reduction, 8% improvement in fuel consumption and increased durability.
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The YZR-M1 has seen many adjustments while trying to maintain a balance between the engine, chassis and electronics.
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Beginning in 2008 EMS devices featured better wheelie control, which helped produce more drive and top speed.
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Between 2007 and 2011 the YZR-M1 has won 39 races and has claimed three world championships.
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Yamaha has concluded that, in regard to its design, engine limitations have led to race technology becoming more efficient and more cost effective.