2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 / R1M: The Superbike of Legends
Revered as one of the greatest motorcycles of all time, the Yamaha R1 has been dominating the track and the roads for well over 20+ years until this point. After a major overhaul back in 2020, the newest generation of R1 continues to storm on into the sunset with very minor changes in the last 2 years; this year included.
2020 brought a new era of next-generation R-Series styling derived from their highly successful MotoGP models. It also brought major updates to the engine, electronic assists, braking, and suspension system. Fast forward a year into 2021, Yamaha came back to slightly re-imagine the emissions system thanks to Euro 5 regulations.
For the 2022 model year, however, the Japanese OEM has included a very special livery that spans their entire R-Series of motorcycles. With so many OEMs celebrating major milestones in their long motorcycle history, it was only a matter of time for Yamaha to hit its next major marker. To celebrate 60 years of Yamaha’s passion for racing, they have decided to offer a “World GP 60th Anniversary Edition” of the R3, R7, and R1. Gold rims, gold forks, special emblems, black levers, and a very historically important Redline chain-block livery give this edition of the 2022 R1 a very special aesthetic.
The R1 comes complete with a 998 inline-four mill capable of an astounding 198 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque. The rider safety systems that help manage this beast-of-an-engine got an update last year, meaning that the anti-wheelie, anti-skid- and stability control systems have all-new maps applied that have been carried over to 2022.
For an added layer of track performance, Yamaha offers an M edition; making it an R1M. The YZF-R1M is a track-oriented street weapon that brings some key performance components to the table such as Öhlins dynamic suspension system, carbon fiber / composite fairings, and a GPS tracking Yamaha Communications Control Unit to allow for logging your track/ride data.
The 2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 / R1M starts at $17,599 USD / $22,199 CAD
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- Price: $17,599 USD / $22,199 CAD
- Key Features:
- Yamaha Quickshift is standard
- Dynamic, adjustable suspension
- Advanced launch control system
- Engine Type: 998cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC; 16 valves
- Horsepower: 198 HP
- Torque: 83 lb-ft
- Wet Weight: 443 lbs (201 kg)
- Seat Height: 33.7 inches (855 mm)
2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 / R1M Specifications