Yamaha R1 is one of the immensely respected bikes by Yamaha so much so that it has lead to the launch of the R15 in the commuter market of India. However, the Japanese bike maker did not manufacture this motorcycle in India and imported it directly from Japan. This lead to a high price tag on the bike and the motorcycle enthusiasts who wanted to get their hands on the Yamaha R1 had to pay around 20.73 Lakh Rupees. Well the potential YZF R1 buyers seem to have run into luck as the company has permanently slashed the prices by up o 12 per cent. All it takes now is 18.16 Lakh Rupees if you wish to have a Yamaha R1 in your garage.
Why Did Yamaha R1 Get A Price Cut?
The Yamaha R1 came at a price tag north of 20 Lakhs in India and that made the perspective buyers of the motorcycle look the other way towards some other motorcycles in the segment. This wasn’t unique to the YZF R1 but all the two wheelers and four wheelers that were brought to India as completely built units. Now the company has slashed the price by 12% for the Yamaha R1 as the Government of India reduced the import duties from 75% to 50%.
This is a great step by Yamaha that decided to pass on the benefits to the buyers of the YZF R1 especially when the price difference is as substantial as 2.57 Lakhs. Not just the Yamaha R1 but its naked sibling MT-09 has got a price cut. The bike that used to come in at 10.88 Lakhs in India now sets you back by 9.5 Lakhs only. This is something that other manufacturers have done too by slashing the prices by huge margins.
Features of the Yamaha YZF R1:
The Yamaha YZF R1 comes with a four cylinder 998cc engine that produces a massive, Wait For It! 197.2BHP of power. The torque is clocked at 112Nm and the engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Yamaha R1 gets 17-inch wheels on both the front and rear – 120/70/17 at the front and 190/55/17 at the rear. Both wheels come with a 320mm disc.