2017 Yamaha R1M Preorder Program Up and Running

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A fresh batch of 2017 Yamaha YZF-R1M is being built so now it’s time to place your preorder as the official registration platform went online this week. So don’t forget to check your bank account and hurry up, because there’s not one for everyone.
Oh yeah, you read that right. As with the previous series, the YZF-R1M isn’t a full production bike, so its limited units mean not everyone submitting their preorder will actually get one. Yamaha will filter all and make sure its pride and joy will reach experienced riders, privateer racers, and individual race teams first.

Only then Yamaha will start to distribute the available units to standard clients so you’ll also need quite a bit of luck, apart from the money, to get one.

Another thing to note is that if you end up buying a new YZF-R1M track beast, you will automatically get invited to take part in the Yamaha Racing Experience. That’s a two-day track event taking place on different European racing circuits where you will be thought how to make the most out of your new superbike.

For those not knowing what’s so special about the R1M, this is a special version of the street YZF-R1, coming with beefed up specifications to perform better on a race track.

As an example, the extensive use of lightweight materials makes the R1M tip the scales at only 180 kg (397) dry, which is about the same as your average 650 cc street naked bike.

Moreover, the 998cc crossplane 4-cylinder engine has been tuned to develop 200 HP. Other features include an Ohlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), a communication control unit with wireless remapping, carbon fiber bodywork, 6-axis IMU with Gyro/G sensors for 3D motion data, Banking sensitive Traction Control/Slide Control, Lift Control/Launch Control/Slide Control, Banking sensitive ABS as well as a Unified Brake System and a magnesium rear frame.
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