NEW BIKE: 2018 Yamaha R1 and R1M

Yamaha’s R1 1,000cc-class sportbike has been our favourite litre bike since it received a massive overhaul for the 2015 model year. But that doesn’t mean Yamaha is resting on its laurels, instead revising the R1 and R1M with just a few minor tweaks that will bring about big improvements for 2018. The 2018 Yamaha R1 and R1M now have clutchless auto-blip downshifts in addition to the quickshift system already included for upshifts, and the R1M also gets Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), which uses data from the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to adjust the fork and shock settings and can be fine-tuned through the YRC Setting smartphone or tablet app.

 

Author: gareth

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