2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S: The Cheapest Version of Yamaha R1
Yamaha launched R1 at a more affordable price. The model appears on the website Yamaha United States (US) and is called by the name of the Yamaha YZF-R1S. This was the answer to the mystery of the name patented in April last year, which calls for R1M and R1S other than R1 “original”.
After appearing in the patenting name, Yamaha YZF-R1S also registered with the agency that handles US emissions (CARB) a few months later. No one can guess at the time, until today it is known that YZF-R1S be part of a diversified model of Yamaha’s fastest production version.
Then, why is it called a cheap version? Yamaha “simplify” the various components. The result did not reduce performance significantly, but tolerable add weight.
The Yamaha YZF-R1S has a connecting rod (Conrad) and header exhaust pipes of steel, while R1 and R1M wear titanium. Rims and engine cover made of aluminum, while the more expensive versions use magnesium. As a result, heavier weights 4 kg.
Other specifications are not installed quick-shifter features (smoothing gearshift), but with a sophisticated traction control, inertial measurement unit (IMU) remained unclouded.
IMU is an electronic device that can analyze the position of the motorcycle, orientation, tilt, pressure, gravity, using the accelerometer and gyroscope also magnetometers.