The all-new YZF-R1 superbike, just launched in India (to be imported as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) by India Yamaha Motor), is equipped with a magnesium rear frame and long swing arm along with premium magnesium wheels.
The mixed-metal construction also includes titanium con rods and forged aluminum pistons for more weight reduction and outstanding handling.
Powered by a 998 cc, cross plane, 4-cylinder engine that cranks out nearly 200 hp without ram air pressurization. The Yamaha cross plane technology is derived from the YZR-M1, which gives an uneven 270° – 180° – 90° – 180° firing sequence for high levels of linear torque with outstanding traction.
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