MotoGP®-Derived Crossplane Crankshaft Engine
The 998cc inline-four-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s exclusive crossplane crankshaft technology derived from the YZR-M1 MotoGP® machine. Every aspect of this unique engine is built to thrill, and for 2020, updates include a new cylinder head, intake system, fuel injectors and airbox.
Digital Superbike Technology
For 2020, the R1M® features a new cable-less ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®) system that transforms the rider’s inputs into motion, with a full suite of IMU-powered electronic rider aids that bring new meaning to the term ‘rider confidence.’ New electronic features provide even greater adjustability and control, too.
Factory Level GPS Data Logging
The YZF-R1M® comes standard with an integrated Communications Control Unit (CCU) data-logging and GPS system that puts factory superbike technology in the palm of your hand, complete with GPS-powered course mapping, automatic lap timing, and Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) mobile device adjustability.
Dynamic Öhlins® Electronic Racing Suspension
The YZF-R1M utilizes the advanced Öhlins® ERS system, featuring the all-new NPX gas-charged front fork. A dedicated suspension control unit rapidly adjusts the front and rear damping in real time for optimum suspension performance whether braking, cornering, or accelerating.
Upgraded Brakes and Tires
The YZF-R1M utilizes track-focused braking hardware, featuring potent 4-piston radial-mounted front calipers, stainless steel front lines, big 320mm rotors with new high-friction pads, and an all-new compact ABS unit. New Bridgestone® RS11 tires ensure true racetrack-ready traction with balanced road feel and handling.
Sharp New Styling with Unique R1M Detailing
The 2020 YZF-R1M features sleek new bodywork to create an even more aerodynamic profile, with an integrated and harmonious design, complete with a new carbon fiber tail section and numbered badging on top of the airbox cover.