Yamaha has unveiled the 2014 model of its first superbike to use a crossplane crankshaft and a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch, the Yamaha YZF-R1. Unfortunately, the bike remains mechanically unchanged for the next season, though it is offered in three new color options, including Matte Grey, Rapid Red and Team Yamaha Blue/White.
Like the current model, the 2014 Yamaha YZF-R1 continues to deliver first class performances as it is powered by a 998cc, liquid-cooled 4-Stroke DOHC 16 Valves engine with numerous high end technologies including ride-by-wire throttle, seven-level Traction Control system with a three level D-Mode electronic throttle response control, YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle), fully adjustable suspension, and Crossplane crankshaft technology with forged aluminium pistons and titanium intake valves.
The 2014 Yamaha YZF-R1’s 998cc engine develops a maximum 182 hp at 12,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 115 Nm at 10,000 rpm.
Available from later this month, Both 2014 Yamaha YZF-R1 Matte Grey and Rapid Red models cost $14.490, while the Team Yamaha Blue/White model is priced at $16.490.