Published: December 5, 2017, 6:02 PM ISD
Yamaha launches YZF-R1 2018 Super Bike in India
Yamaha has launched the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R1 in India.
The 2018 Yamaha R1 sports a new Quick Shift System (QSS), which offers quicker changes through the gears without using the clutch. There is also the new lift control system which uses the 6-axis ECU to calibrate adequate power delivery to the rear in order to avoid unintentional wheelies.
The 2018 R1 comes with a kerb weight of 199 kg, which gives it a fantastic power-to-weight ratio.
The 2018 Yamaha R1’s motor also comes with a higher compression ratio of 01:01 per cylinder head, and comes with titanium con rods and forged aluminium pistons. A large 10.5 litre air box feeds the engine with air via the central air inlet, which can be electronically controlled using the Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake YCC-I) funnels. This allows for more useable performance on the bike.
The updated Yamaha YZF-R1 will be locking horns with a host of offerings in the litre-class superbike space, including some older rivals like the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and the Suzuki GSX-R1000R, along with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, BMW S1000RR, Aprilia RSV-4 Factory and the likes.
Visually, the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R1 does not any major changes and continues largely with the same design language with the M1 inspired front sporting the LED DRLs and headlamp.
The new colours do add a refreshing touch though. Under the fairing, the same 998 cc cross-plane, four-cylinder, four-valve engine continues to serve purpose. The engine has been derived from the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike and is tuned to belt out 197 bhp, which can be improved with the ram pressurisation. The chassis remains the same as well sporting a long swingarm, magnesium rear frame and magnesium wheels.
Price : Rs 20.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)