Auto Expo 2014: Yamaha VMAX, YZF R1 and FZ1 at display


Auto Expo 2014 Yamaha VMAX, YZF R1 and FZ 1 at display (1)

Yamaha VMAX: During the late 90’s Yamaha’s VMAX project team started to work on the rebirth of a legend. The team understand just how special the original VMAX is to its owners – as well as those fans who admired the bike without ever riding one. The project team identified a set of four goals that would enable them to create a worthy successor to the legendary original model.

With these main aims in mind, the development team have created an all-new powerful state-of-the-art 1,679cc V4 engine providing 200 PS and 166.8 Nm of torque combined with Yamaha’s finest and latest electronic engine control technology such as YCC-I and YCC-T. We’ve also created an all-new low-profile diamond-type frame, which uses the engine as a stressed member in order to deliver the right balance of rigidity, which makes for excellent straight line stability – together with precise and sharp levels of cornering. All packed in a head-turning and forceful appearance.

Specifications: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, V-type 4-cylinder | 1,679cc | 200.1PS power | 166.8Nm torque | 15 litres fuel tank capacity | 1,700 mm wheelbase | 310 kg weight

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Yamaha YZF-R1: Yamaha R1 represents a paradigm shift in technology, performance and controllability among litre class sport bikes. The R1 has been designed to be the “Ultimate Cornering Master 1000” of the open super sport class. Inspired by Yamaha’s M1 MotoGP race bike, this latest generation 998cc R1 features a crossplane crankshaft design with an uneven firing order to provide outstanding yet easy to control torque and an exceptionally linear throttle feel never experienced before. But there is far more to R1 than just a revolutionary engine.

Specifications: Liquid cooled 4-stroke DOHC, 4-valve | 998 cc | 182.1PS power | 115.5Nm torque | 285kmph top speed | In-line 4-cylinder | 1,415 mm wheelbase | 206 kg weight | 18 litres fuel tank capacity

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Yamaha FZ1: The FZ1 was born for life on the street, and its muscular frame is ready for anything. Its 998cc Supersport-based engine packs a mighty midrange punch. And for 2010, the ECU mapping has been revised to achieve improved throttle response in the low to mid-rpm range. The die-cast aluminium frame cuts its way through the curves like a supersport bike, to ensure that you’re always in charge.

Specifications: Liquid Cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 5-valve | 998cc | 150PS power | 106 Nm torque | In-line, 4-cylinder | 214kg weight | 1,460 mm wheelbase | 18 litres fuel tank capacity



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