Your whole motorcycling career has been building up to this moment. And with the new YZF-R1M you can be sure that you are in possession of the most advanced Yamaha production track bike of all time. Take a look at the new more aerodynamic M1-inspired carbon bodywork and it’s clear that this race-focused motorcycle is constructed like no other machine.
With its state-of-the-art Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) – including new NPX anti-cavitator gas front forks – as well as new Brake Control (BC) system and new 3-mode Engine Brake Management (EBM) system, the YZF-R1M is ready to push the boundaries.
And its mind-blowing array of wirelessly tuneable electronic control technologies give you the highest degree of confidence.
REFINED CP4 ENGINE
The YZF-R1 come equipped with the next generation of Yamaha's unique 998cc inline four-cylinder crossplane crankshaft engine for refined performance. Returning features such as titanium fracture-split connecting rods and offset cylinders contribute to a responsive and potent character, while the cylinder head, fuel injectors, finger-follower rocker arms, and camshaft profiles are new for 2020.
Redesigned bodywork contributes to higher-quality performance and a more comfortable rider fit. The new design creates a 5.3% increase in aerodynamic efficiency while reducing wind noise and pressure on the rider when in a tucked position, and improved comfort comes from smoother side sections where the rider's legs contact the bike. The 2020 YZF-R1M also receives a new carbon fibre tail cowl.
BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Technology is transforming the way we ride, and the latest YZF-R1 features no fewer than seven electronic control systems. Featuring two modes, the new Brake Control (BC) system analyses data such as lean angle and slipping acceleration and modulates hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock ups.
ENGINE BRAKE MANAGEMENT
Control is everything when you're on the track, and the new Engine Brake Management (EBM) system allows you to adjust engine braking force. Using data from various sensors, the EBM adjusts throttle opening, ignition timing and fuel injection volume to give you a choice of three engine braking modes to suit different riding situations.
Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) on the YZF-R1M features new NPX pressurised fork legs, along with a revised rear shock. Everything is adjustable through the YRC settings and Y-TRAC on the TFT dash or via a smartphone.
COMMUNICATION CONTROL UNIT
A Communication Control Unit (CCU) enables checks of the various forms of machine information and simplifies the setting process in order to heighten the instrument panel's function as a rider-machine interface. Comprised of the CCU and a GPS antenna, running data can be recorded via a data logger, and with the GPS function, the system also enables automatic lap time recording on circuit course.
QUICK SHIFT SYSTEM
The YZF-R1M also comes equipped with a new Quick Shift System that gives faster gear changing. This system instantly cancels drive torque when an upshift is detected - enabling full throttle clutchless upshifts for outstanding acceleration through the close ratio 6-speed transmission.
The 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) consists of a gyro sensor (angular velocity sensor) that constantly measures machine pitch, roll and yaw, and a G-sensor (accelerometer) that measures acceleration in the forward-backward, up-down and right-left directions. This technology makes possible the class-leading array of rider aids includes lean sensitive Traction Control System (TCS), Slide Control System (SCS) as well as a front wheel lift control system (LIF) and Brake Control system (BC).
ACCELERATOR POSITION SENSOR
An all-new Accelerator Position Sensor with Grip (APSG) ride-by-wire system- featuring Yamaha's Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) - eliminates throttle cables and reduces weight while providing smoother throttle operation.
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder
Bore x Stroke (mm)
79.0 x 50.9
13.0 : 1
YCC-T, YCC-I, SCS, LIF, UBS, ABS, LCS
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
Constant mesh 6-speed
Öhlins electronic adjustable telescopic forks, 120mm travel
Öhlins electronic adjustable, 120mm travel
Hydraulic dual discs, 320mm – ABS
Hydraulic single disc, 220mm – ABS
120/70 ZR17MC (58W) Tubeless
200/55 ZR17M/C (78W) Tubeless
Seat Height (mm)
Ground Clearance (mm)
Wet Weight (kg)