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2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 & R1M full throttle video

AMCN's Sport & Road Test Editor Paul 'Youngy' Young was at the world launch of the Yamaha YZF-R1 & R1M. See the Road Rossi bike in action. Read the the full feature in AMCN Vol64 No17.

Here’s a snippet from the opening paragraph.

…Not often in history has the preserve of the elite become available to the masses, but this is one of those rare moments in time. In producing the new YZF-R1, Yamaha have created the closest road-going version of a current MotoGP bike since the Ducati Desmosedici.

Only this time the asking price is at least in reach of average Joe and Joan, and this bike is actually intended for racing unlike the $100k Ducati. For these reasons alone, it’s fair to say the 2015 YZF-R1 is one of the most highly anticipated and track-focused volume-production sportsbikes ever made. And now it’s here!

Read the rest of the article in AMCN Vol64 No17 out now.

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