Yamaha has made some revisions to the YZF-R1 for 2020,
including changes to the engine, suspension, electronics and
Engine revisions include a new cylinder head, rocker
control on the 2019 version was already ride-by-wire,
a revised system replaces the mechanical throttle-grip
assembly and associated cables with a lightweight throttle
position-sensing throttle grip.
ABS now includes brake control, so a rider can choose
between optimum straight-line braking or optimum corner-
ing braking. The addition of engine-braking management
means the rider can choose from among three levels of engine
braking. Brake settings and ride-mode settings are adjustable
either onboard via the instrument panel menus or by
Yamaha’s Y-TRAC app on Android smartphones or tablets.
The YZF-R1M features revised Öhlins electronic
suspension, which now features an NPX pressurized fork
and revised damping settings for the shock. The base R
retains its KYB suspension, but damping settings have been
Yamaha claims the redesigned bodywork improves
the rider who is riding in a tucked position. As well, the sides
of the bike have been smoothed for better comfort. The R1M
fairing, front fender and passenger cowl.
Prices for the 2020 Yamaha R1, which will begin arriving
at Yamaha dealers in September, start at $21,999, and R1M
prices start at $27,999.
MOTORCYCLE INFORMATION AND INSPIRATION
8 MOTORCYCLE MOJO SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019
Revised R1 and R1M
Yamaha announces the latest evolution of its
flagship open-class supersport machine