News 16 Oct 2015

Bike: 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M

Yamaha confirms 60th Anniversary Yellow R1 for Australia.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Yamaha Motor Australia has revealed the 2016 YZF-R1 and special YZF-R1M – the track-bred grand prix-based supersports weapons – at the MotoGP event at Phillip Island.

In order to help celebrate 60 years of passion and innovation, Yamaha is offering the new R1 models in a 60th Anniversary Yellow colour scheme. The new 2016 models will also be available in a new Matt Grey and the popular Team Yamaha Blue and White.

And there will be another shipment of the exclusive and limited production YZF-R1M model in Silver Carbon Blu. With one of Yamaha’s MotoGP riders guaranteed to become 2015 world champion, YMA has chosen the Australian MotoGP as the ideal venue to reveal the new supersports models.

The new model YZF-R1 has received many plaudits from owners and press while at the same time winning the Suzuka Eight Hour and currently leading the BSB courtesy of Aussie Josh Brookes.

All of the R1 variants/colourways will be released in the first quarter of 2016, priced at $23,999 for the regular YZF-R1, $24,999 for the 60th Anniversary YZF-R1 and $31,999 for the up-spec YZF-R1M.