Cypress, CA - @AIMExpo • @YamahaMotorCA - The 2015 YZF-R1 took the litre-class sportbike world, and the world’s racetracks, by storm, winning accolades and trophies around the globe. For 2016, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has upped the ante, giving sportbike riders a third R1 model from which to choose.
The 2016 YZF-R1S offers yet another level of perfomance specifically geared towards budget-conscious sportbike enthusiasts who do most of their riding on the street. Yamaha engineers replaced some of the R1’s higher-spec components like the titanium connecting rods and exhaust headers, magnesium oil pan and wheels, and softer-compound tires with lower-cost components. The result is a litre-class sport bike with a slightly higher curb weight that sacrifices virtually none of its real-world R1 performance-including the legendary “Crossplane Crankshaft Concept” engine; titanium muffler; six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU); electronic traction, slide, lift, and launch controls, and ABS--and delivers it all at a lower suggested retail price.
The 2016 R1S will be available in Matte Gray and Intensity White/Raven/Rapid Red, and will retail for $16,699, a full $2,300 (CAD) less than the base R1! Availability in Canadian dealerships is expected beginning in February.
-- From a press release by Yamaha USA