Motorcycle Racing News Yamaha YZF-R1 Evolution Celebration Video | Project Leaders On Track

Yamaha YZF-R1 Evolution Celebration Video | Project Leaders On Track

When Yamaha launched its revised 2015 YZF-R1 and R1M at Australia’s Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, the project leaders were present.

But not just Hideki Fujiwara-san, who developed the all-new R1 with help from MotoGP’s nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi; also at the Sydney circuit were project leaders on all the other YZF-R1 models built over the past 17 years: Kunihiko Miwa (1998), Yoshikazu Koike (2002 – 2004), Mokoto Shimamoto (2007), and Toyoshi Nishida (2009).

Yamaha YZF-R1 Evolution Celebration | Caught on VideoThe world of superbikes would never be the same with these project leaders, and Yamaha celebrated this by having each one pilot their perspective R1 creations at Sydney; the video above catches all the action.

Speaking of the video, Yamaha says “Not only did they ride their beloved bikes but they also provide insight into how they managed to entwine Yamaha’s racing DNA with the YZF-R1 design throughout the years to keep producing outstanding results.”

As for the newest iteration, it’s doing well in racing series across the world.

The 2015 YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M recently made their debut in the European Superstock 1000 (third place at the first race in Aragon), Endurance World Championship (fifth place at the first round, Le Mans 24H Motos), British Superbike Championship (two third places in round two at Brands Hatch), and MotoAmerica (took all wins so far!).

The 2015 Yamaha R1 will also begin in the Superbike IDM International German Championship this weekend.

For a review on the new R1 from Sydney, visit 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Test.

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