When we talk about MotoGP, it is all about the adrenaline rush getting through our nerves when looking at superbikes sprinting on the track at speeds over 300kmph and it is one of the most popular motorsport worldwide. Team Yamaha has always been the most inspiring of all and previous rider Valentino Rossi to an extent is the one who is responsible for the success of the same.
But now that Rossi is no longer in association with Yamaha, famous riders like Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies are all set to retain the rankings and status of the team.
Does this bike look familiar? It should not as it’s the latest 2011 MotoGP factory bike for the team known as Yamaha YZR-M1 and features a number of improvements over the previous ones. Most important of the improvements is a refined chassis and a slightly more powerful engine.
So now the most interesting thing to see would be the head on competition of Lorenzo over Yamaha with former team-mate Rossi over Ducati.
2011 Yamaha YZR-M1 Technical Specifications
Engine and Transmission
|Engine type:||4 cylinders, 4-stroke, Inline|
|Displacement:||990 cc (60.49 cubic inches)|
|Cooling system:||Water cooled|
|Power:||200 HP (147.1 kW)|
|Throttle:||Ride by wire|
|Valve train:||DOHC, non-variable|
|Valves per cylinder:||4|
Fuel and ignition
|Sparks per cylinder:||1|
|Fuel supply system:||Fuel injection|
|Ignition type:||Digital CDI|
|Lubrication system:||Dry sump|
|Gear box:||Manual 6-speed|
|Dry weight:||150 kg|
|Chassis and suspension|
|Frame type:||aluminium, Trellis frame|
|Brake:||Twin Disk, Ø320 mm|
|Suspension:||twin shock, Swingarm|
|Brake:||Disk, Ø220 mm|
|Top speed:||320 km/h|
|Number of riders:||1 person|