YAMAHA used last weekend’s Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island to take the covers off its track bred super sports weapons – revealing the 2016 YZF-R1, special YZF-R1M and YZF-R6.
In order to help celebrate 60 years of passion and innovation, Yamaha is offering the new R1 and R6 in a 60th Anniversary Yellow colour scheme (pictured), with the new 2016 models also be available in a new Matt Grey and the popular Team Yamaha Blue and White.
The suite of outstanding looking new bikes offer some incredible specifications, and hit the market at exceptional prices.
The 2016 YZF-R1 features a 998cc 200PS cross-plane 4-cylinder engine, highly advanced electronic control systems, 6-axis IMU with Gyro/G sensors for 3D motion data, banking sensitive traction control, front lift control and launch control.
You’ll also find racing ABS, a short wheelbase frame, and one click adjustable riding modes. The next ride up in the model range, the 2016 YZF-R1M gets all of the above, plus electronic racing suspension, wireless communication controls, and carbon bodywork.
The 2016 YZF-R6 gains a liquid-cooled, 4-valve, 4-stroke 4-cylinder DOHC engine, MotoGP chip controlled throttle, race developed slipper clutch, aerodynamic bodywork, and race spec suspension.
The 2016 YZF-R1 (in matt grey or Team Yamaha blue/white) hits the market at $23,999 (the 60th anniversary yellow edition is an extra $1,000). The M series bike in carbon race blue will retail at $31,999. The stunning 2016 YZF-R6 (in matt grey or Team Yamaha blue/white) is on the market for $15,999 while the 60th anniversary yellow edition is $16,499.