Yamaha YZF R1 2012 Superbike New Model Pictures & Changes


Yamaha had recently launched the 2011 Yamaha R15 and named it as Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 . With no surprise and as excepted the new model is exceptionally beautiful and proved once again and Yamaha has the potential to compete with any of the market leader.

The latest news in connection with Yamaha, coming all the way from the manufacturer’s homeland is that the pictures of the much awaited 2012 Yamaha R1 have leaked on the internet. The launch of the bike is around the corner but as always someone got his hands on the official pictures of the bike and now they are out ahead of the launch.


image-  Yamaha YZF R1 2012

Also Read: 2011 Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 Vs Old Yamaha R15

Being a 2012 model a lot was expected on the overall designing of the bike but Yamaha has barely tried any new looks and has kept the appearance much the same. But apart from this mid-life redesign the manufacturer has worked on a couple of other features which are as below:

  • A six-stage traction control to come as standard on all variants
  • A redesigned front with revised front lights and lowered fairing
  • A remapped ECU to ensure smoother power delivery and deliver boost to low and mid-range power
  • LED technology incorporated in the headlights
  • A new exhaust design with newly designed heat shield and end caps
  • New MotoGP inspired top yoke


image- Yamaha YZF R1 2012

Body graphics have been changed to take the bike’s appeal to the next level. Apart from new colours to be added in the colour options section, the company has also used a mixture of colours on each bike to distinguish it from the 2009-2011 line-up.

The company has also completed 50 years in the motorsport world and as a celebration it is offering a limited edition model of the same and only 2000 units of this edition will be sold. As per the company officials at least for the next two years the company will follow the same radical design after which a new model will be unveiled.

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