Yamaha India has confirmed that the 2015 R1 will go on sale in the country in first half of 2015. The bookings for the bike will commence from March next year, while the deliveries are expected in May next year. Already on sale in UK market, the new 2015 R1 is priced around Rs. 15 lakh while the track version R1M is tagged at Rs. 18.5 lakh. In India, the Yamaha R1 is likely to cost more, while the R1M is expected to be priced around 35 lakh.
The Yamaha R1 is propelled by a new 998cc inline-four that uses four-valves per cylinder, and is capable of producing 200PS of power. It is around 19PS more powerful than its predecessor. This new motor features titanium fracture-split conrods, a 10.5-litre airbox, dual-directional fuel injectors and a slipper clutch. The 2015 R1 looks more compact than the previous model; especially the rear end is tapered down. It has the fairing design inspired from the M1 MotoGP machine, and has twin LED headlamps positioned underneath for fairing. It sports a more conventional single muffler at the side.
The all-digital instrument cluster with a TFT display will be on offer alongside the communication control unit, which allows rider to download GPS data. The new model is 8kg lighter than the older bike, which contributes to its performance. The new Yamaha R1 will come in the following colour options of Yamaha Blue/White, Raven Black and Red/White.