Yamaha reinvented the YZF-R1 for 2015, with an all-new engine, plus an incredible array of electronics lifted from the MotoGP racetracks.The engine is a Crossplane Concept design, and now features titanium fracture-split connecting rods. Buried in the R1 is a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit that gives the traction control, slide control, anti-wheelie control, quickshifter, launch control, and linked ABS all a better idea of exactly what the bike is doing while they are doing their fully adjustable jobs.
This year, the R1 is available in three colors, including the fantastic 60th Anniversary Yellow livery, as well as Team Yamaha Blue plus Matte Gray.Read our Yamaha R1 Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
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This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena gives us his impression of the outrageously cool-looking new Indian Scout Rogue. The Rogue features a larger front wheel among several other changes, and the bobbed-looks and excellent 100 horsepower motor make the Scout Rogue an interesting—and very real—competitor to the offerings from Milwaukee.
In the second segment Neale Bayly brings us the third and final segment from Brian Slark—the man who helped bring Norton motorcycles to America. Having spent 27 years and counting at the Barber Museum in Birmingham Alabama, Brian talks us through the final part of his career, that of course includes how the museum got started and where it’s going.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!