Aussie media impressed with YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M

Aussie testers have enjoyed three sessions on the new YZF-R1 with different settings plus three sessions on the special edition M model fitted with Öhlins Electronic Race Suspension and Bridgestone racing slicks. Feedback so far suggests the new model is much closer to a race bike like the YZR-M1 than it is to the previous model R1.

The M model electronic suspension offers a selection of automatic settings – where the forks and shocks react to the track as you ride. Or you can fix a manual setting system to suit track conditions. This smart system communicates with the IMU and ECU and can work out the attitude of the bike and change it in less than a blink of the eye.

“It really is the closest a production bike has come to a full on race bike”, says Isle of Man TT winner Cameron Donald.

The next group tests on Monday 23 Feb. We will bring you the lowdown from the track where Yamaha CEO and President Hiroyuki Yanagi will join R1 project leaders in a demonstration of YZF-R1 models through the ages. So stay tuned!

In the meantime, enjoy this rear camera POV -

Recap all the events from today's media launch, visit our exclusive YZF-R1 landing page

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