MT's senior road tester, Cameron Donald talks us through the all-new high-tech Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M, at the world launch of the two superbikes at Eastern Creek.
Launch report: Yamaha R1 & R1M
Cam Donald reports from the world launch of the all-new Yamaha R1 and R1M from Sydney Motorsport Park in Eastern Creek.
On the R1M, Cam says, “It’s as close as any of us will probably get to the M1 Yamaha of Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.”
Packed with advanced electronics, including ABS with a race track setting, the new R1 is also the first production bike to feature slide control.
“All the bells and whistles and it’s an absolute hoot to ride,” he says.
For the track-day racer, although the R1 may not have as much bling as the R1M, Cam says, “overall, it’s the same engine, same chassis and same styling.”
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