Yamaha YZF-R1 2020: Everything You Need To Know About the Bike

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Yamaha Motor Company has unveiled its flagship supersport motorcycle – the YZF-R1 and the R1M to higher specifications – for the 2020 model year. The Yamaha YZF-R1 debuted in 1998.

Today, nearly 20 years later, the R1 continues to push the limits of what a superbike can do. Thus, for the year 2020, Yamaha launches a YZF-R1 & the R1M slightly updated.

Yamaha YZF-R1 2020

The Yamaha YZF-R1 and its track-oriented siblings have been significantly improved for the 2020 model year. Surprisingly, the bike is equipped with more technology than ever before, while the visual changes are subtle.

Updates come in the form of engine upgrades, electronic enhancements, suspension improvements and style improvements to keep the two predators in the form of a fight within their segment.

Let’s see the specifications to find out more:


The big change is the new 998cc four-cylinder engine with new follower rocker arms, new camshaft profiles, fuel injectors, and a new cylinder head.

Yamaha YZF-R1 2020

The engine is now managed by a new ride-by-wire control that eliminates the need for throttle cables, which saves weight, while the power will remain the same at 197 hp.

The new R1 and R1M are now compliant with the Euro5 standard. The new exhaust system comes with four catalyzers, one pair in front of the exhaust chamber and the other at the rear.


The bike receives new LED headlights, taillights and turns signals.

The fairing has been revised to serve in the premier MotoGP category and merge with the fuel tank that has helped the bike to increase its aerodynamic efficiency by 5.3%.

Yamaha YZF-R1 2020

The fuel tank of the new R1 is made of aluminum, which saves weight, while the R1M is equipped with a carbon fiber magnesium tail fairing that is also part of the changes to the R1M.

The Yamaha R1 2020 is available in two colors: blue and raven, while the R1M benefits from carbon fiber treatment.


The suspension has also been improved with the KYB 2020 forks with a new internal battery design on the R1, while the R1M features Ohlins ERS forks at the front and an integrated gas cylinder.

Yamaha YZF-R1 2020

The mono-shock unit has been optimized on either bike.

The Yamaha R1 2020 benefits from the new engine braking control system, while the ABS cornering is adjustable.

Additional features:

The class liter motorcycle also includes a six-axis IMU unit with seven electronic control units, three-mode engine brake management, launch control, and a revised TFT instrument cluster.

Yamaha YZF-R1 2020

At the same time, there are new brake pads in the front calipers, as well as new Bridgestone RS11 tires that benefit from an updated tread design.



We expect the bike to be launched in India by the end of the year or early in 2020, with a premium of about 1 lakh-1.5 lakh over the current model, which currently sells at 20.39. Rs.


Once launched, it will compete against the Ducati Panigale V4, the Suzuki GSX-R1000, the Kawasaki ZX-10R, and the new BMW S 1000 RR.

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