Japanese two-wheeler maker Yamaha introduced its superbike — 2010 YZF-R1 — at a price of Rs. 12.5 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.
The superbike, powered by a 998cc engine, would be sold in the country as a completely built unit (CBU) through the company’s 24 authorised CBU dealerships in 13 cities.
The 2009 YZF-R1 is the first ever production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft, technology first pioneered in MotoGP racing with the M1. The crossplane crankshaft produces an uneven firing interval of 270°- 180°- 90°- 180°. This eliminates undesirable inertial crankshaft torque, which allows the engine’s combustion torque to build smoothly and provide a very linear power delivery out of the corners.
2010 YZF-R1 features
- New 998cc engine with crossplane crankshaft
- 182 PS at 12,500 rpm, 115.5 Nm at 10,000 rpm
- Lightweight aluminium Deltabox frame
- Uneven firing interval for ultimate traction
- YCC-T and YCC-I for optimal performance
- Short-wheelbase, long swingarm for great cornering
- Three profiles for different riding conditions