Yamaha YZF-R1M Also No Longer THAT Limited, New Orders Taken from October 1st

New Yamaha R1M batch waiting for the customers 1 photo
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Remember the Kawasaki Ninja H2 story, with the house of Akashi announcing that the base version of the supercharged superbike, initially sold as a limited-run machine would enter production again? Well, this is exactly what is happening with the exclusive and equally-"limited" track version of the 2015 liter-class R1 version, the YZF-R1M.
Yamaha announces that the R1M was sold out shortly after introduction, and the demand remained very high, thus prompting the manufacturer of Iwata to consider a new batch. The truth is that Yamaha did say that the allocation for Europe was sold out in early April this year, shortly after the customers were able to order it.

As far as we know, 500 R1M machines were manufactured in the first place, at least this is what Iwata told the media. However, their distribution in various markets remains a mystery, but it looks like this factor was of a lesser importance.

The €23,000 price tag was not at all an impediment

A lot of customers barged in to get their hands on the track-minded R1M, even though the price tag in both Europe and the US did not exactly read "affordable". Sold for around €23,000 in most European countries, even more in the UK and for $22,000 in the US, the YZF-R1M was considered a bargain for racing teams, as it incorporated a lot of MotoGP-inspired technology.

The R1M is, unquestionably, the pinnacle of Yamaha's technological prowess in this moment, and one of the most advanced superbikes on the market. The R1 faces strong opposition from the likes of BMW S1000RR or Kawasaki ZX-10R and even Suzuki GSX-R1000 in road racing series around the world, but the model is still fresh.

Yamaha did not specify how many R1M bikes will be manufactured in this second run, and neither did they mention if the price will change (which we guess won't be the case, for the sake of the first customers who trusted the Three Tuning Forks).

We only know that those who were unable to get an R1M in the first place will be able to order their machines starting with October 1st, 2015.
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