2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M
The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M is a production Superbike turned street-legal come with a completely new inline-four-cylinder, 998cc high-output engine. It features the first titanium fracture split connecting rods for pure power, with an electronics package that rivals some MotoGP models with comforts and technologies most professional riders enjoy. The Yamaha YZF-R1M features the first six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for 3D control, Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), carbon fiber bodywork (upper fairing, side fairings, and front fender), and a Communication Control Unit (CCU) with GPS all on an aluminum Deltabox frame.
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|Engine Type||Inline four cylinder, DOHC, 16 valves|
|Bore Stroke||79 mm x 50.9 mm|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I|
|Ignition||TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition|
|Transmission||Six-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch|
|Final Drive||O-ring chain|
|Rake Trail||24º / 4.0 in.|
|Seat Height||33.9 in.|
|Front Suspension||43 mm Öhlins electronic suspension w/ inverted fork; fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||Öhlins electronic suspension w/single shock w/piggyback reservoir, 4-way adjust.|
|Front Brake||Dual 320 mm hydraulic disc; 4-piston caliper, UBS ABS|
|Rear Brake||220 mm hydraulic disc; UBS ABS|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal.|
|Dry Weight||443 lbs. (Wet)|
Yamaha has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for all 2015 YZF-R1 motorcycles due to a transmission issue.
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