Applications for 2017 Yamaha YZF-R1M end next month

Yamaha YZF-R1M in pit garage

In 2015 Yamaha not only unveiled an extraordinarily advanced and brand new YZF-R1 which blew us all away with its on-track athleticism and on-road versatility but at the same time, also unshackled by the Japanese manufacturer, was an even more advanced and track-focused version known as the R1M.  Due to its exclusivity the super trick version can only be purchased if you apply via a dedicated website...and reservations are set to close on the limited edition bike on 28 February 2017 at 23:59.

The R1M is as close to a production MotoGP-spec Yamaha as one can buy so if you fancy yourself as the next Track Day version of Valentino Rossi then get your chequebook out with a figure of £19,399 in mind.

The 197bhp 998cc crossplane 4-cylinder engined YZF-R1M is equipped with the most advanced electronic control technologies ever seen on a production Yamaha. From Ohlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) and banking sensitive ABS and traction control to a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) offers controllability over traction, slides, front wheel lift, braking and launches. Its Communication Control Unit with GPS allows riders to look at lap times and other running data on a tablet.

Everyone who purchases the 2017 YZF-R1M are also invited to attend an exclusive two-day Yamaha Racing Experience held in summer 2017 at some of Europe's most famous racetracks. It covers all key aspects of race bike preparation and set up, plus classroom and on-track tuition from current and former racing stars. Colin Edwards was recruited for the 2015 version.

Official Video: Yamaha Racing Experience
When you buy an R1M you automatically get access to an exclusive two-day track day in Europe.

37 accessories for the R1M are available from a tank pad to a full Akrapovic exhaust system 

PRICE: £19,399


Engine type

liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves



Bore x stroke

79.0 mm x 50.9 mm

Compression ratio

13.0 : 1

Maximum power

147.1 kW (200.0PS) @ 13,500 rpm

Maximum torque

112.4 Nm (11.5 kg-m) @ 11,500 rpm

Lubrication system

Wet sump

Clutch type

Wet, Multiple Disc

Fuel system

Fuel Injection

Ignition system

TCI (digital)

Starter system


Transmission system

Constant Mesh, 6-speed

Final transmission


Fuel consumption

7.2 l/100km

CO2 emission

168 g/km



Aluminium Deltabox

Front suspension system

Telescopic forks, Ø 43 mm

Front travel

120 mm

Caster angle



102 mm

Rear suspension system

Swingarm, (link suspension)

Rear travel

120 mm

Front brake

Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 320 mm

Rear brake

Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm

Front tyre

120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)

Rear tyre

200/55 ZR17M/C (78W)



Overall length

2,055 mm

Overall width

690 mm

Overall height

1,150 mm

Seat height

860 mm

Wheel base

1,405 mm

Minimum ground clearance

130 mm

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)

200 kg

Fuel tank capacity

17 litres

Oil tank capacity

3.9 litres


Yamaha YZF-R1M on track
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