Dec 4, 2007

Yamaha R1 and MT-01: The official word

2008 Yamaha R1 in India with Yamaha CEO tomotaka IshikawaThe release does not say much, but then again, today is a landmark in our motorcycle history. So whether they say it or not, I'm drinking beer today. Cheers mates! Oh and more details are here

Yamaha hits the top gear in India Showcases ‘Art of Engineering’ through its world class flagship models YZF - R1 and MT01

New Delhi, December 4, 2007: Yamaha Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (YMI), a 100% subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Company Japan, one of world’s leading bike manufacturers, has rolled out two of its flagship models, the Super Sports YZF - R1 and the Torque Sports MT01 in the Indian market. With the ride of these two legendary machines into the country, the Japanese bike major is all set to provide Indian riders a chance to experience true ‘Art of Engineering’, which lies at the heart of Yamaha’s creations. Yamaha’s latest offerings combine technological superiority with artistic brilliance, to bring to life motorcycles that not only excite but astound.

2008 Yamaha R1 in India with Yamaha CEO tomotaka IshikawaYMI is the first two wheeler company to introduce this genre of super sports and torque sports performance bike in India. YZF - R1 and MT01 have gained immense popularity globally and have been instrumental in successfully demonstrating the technology superiority of Yamaha worldwide. The introduction of these machines, illustrates company’s aim of enriching Indian bikers riding experience and elevating the current biking paradigm.

“The rising number of big bikes enthusiasts coupled with increasing income levels makes India one of the most important markets for Yamaha”, says Tomotaka Ishikawa, CEO & MD, Yamaha Motor India. He adds, “With YZF - R1 and MT01, we aim to enrich Indian biker’s riding experience by adding a lifestyle quotient that would establish Yamaha’s credential as a technology superior and cool brand. The company is committed to provide international quality and lifestyle attributes of Yamaha brand to Indian consumers.

Signifying the launch of YZF - R1 and MT01 models as the first step towards the establishment of Global Yamaha image in India, Mr. Ishikawa further added that “the company is all geared to the challenge, to rebuild Yamaha brand in India and with the launch of YZF - R1 and MT01, Yamaha unleashes its strategic intent to offer superior product in India in times to comes, which would appeal to the Indian motorcycling trends.

The company is looking at refining the motorcycling culture in India by bringing in technologically advanced and visually appealing machines. Yamaha believes that building motorcycles is both a technological and an artistic endeavor. It pursues a level of performance that transcends mere specifications. The goal is to produce technologically superior motorcycles that should have a deep and intangible emotional appeal. Creating such machines is the essence of Yamaha-ism. It is what defines the company and this is what we call the “Art of Engineering"

About Yamaha Motor India Private Limited:

Yamaha made its initial foray into India in 1985. Subsequently in 1996, it entered into a 50:50 joint venture with the Escorts Group. However, in August 2001, Yamaha acquired its remaining stake as well, bringing the Indian operations under its complete control as a 100% subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, Japan.

Yamaha Motor India operates from its state-of-the-art-manufacturing units at Faridabad in Haryana and Surajpur in Uttar Pradesh and produces motorcycles both for domestic and export markets. With a strong workforce of 2000 employees, Yamaha Motor India is highly customer-driven and has a countrywide network of over 400 dealers.

The company pioneered the volume bike segment with the launch of its 100 cc 2-stroke motorcycle RX 100. Since then, it has introduced an entire range of 2-stroke and 4-stroke bikes in India. Presently, its product portfolio includes Crux, Alba, G5 and Gladiator.

Specifications

Model name YZF-R1

Dimension&Weight
Overall length 2060mm
Overall width 720mm
Overall height 1110mm
Seat height 835mm
Wheelbase 1415mm
Minimum ground clearance 135mm
Dry(without oil and fuel) 177kg

Performance
Maximum speed (crouched) 285km/h
Minimum turning radius 3.4m

Engine Performance
Engine type Liquid cooled 4-stroke DOHC4-valve
Cylinder arrangement Forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder
Displacement 998cm3
Bore & stroke 77.0 X 53.6mm
Compression ratio 12.7 : 1
Maximum horse power 177.5 bhp @ 12,500 rpm
Maximum torque 112.7 Nm @ 10,000 rpm
Starting system type Electric starter
Lubrication system Wet sump
Radiator capacity(including all routes) 2.51L
Engine oil capacity 3.83L

Fuel
Air filter type Paper
Fuel tank capacity 18L

Electrical
Ignition system type T.C.I.
Spark plug model CR9EK
Battery voltage/capacity 12V, 8.6AH(10H)

Transmission
Primary reduction ratio 65/43 1.512
Secondary reduction system Chain drive
Secondary reduction ratio 45/17 2.647
Clutch type Wet,multiple-disc coil spring

Gear ratio
Transmission type Constant mesh 6-speed
Gear ratio-1st gear 38/15 2.533
Gear ratio-2nd gear 33/16 2.063
Gear ratio-3rd gear 37/21 1.762
Gear ratio-4th gear 35/23 1.522
Gear ratio-5th gear 30/22 1.364
Gear ratio-6th gear 33/26 1.269

Chassis
Frame type Diamond
Tire size(Front) 120/70ZR17MC(58W)
Tire size(Rear) 190/50ZR17MC(73W)

Brake
Disc effective diameter(Front) 283mm
Disc effective diameter(Rear) 186mm

Suspension
Suspension type(Front) Telescopic fork
Suspension type(Rear) Swingarm

Shock absorber
Shock absorber assembly type(Front) Coil spring/oil damper
Shock absorber assembly type(Rear) Coil spring/gas-oil damper
Wheel travel(Front) 120mm
Wheel travel(Rear) 130mm

Bulbs(voltage/wattagex quantity)
Headlight bulb type Halogen bulb
Headlight 12V, 55W ×4
Auxiliary light 12V, W5W ×2
Brake/tail light LED, 12V 2.3W/0.2W
Turn signal light(Front) 12V, R10W ×2
Turn signal light(Rear) 12V, R10W ×2

Meters
Speedometer LCD Digital
Tachometer Analog
Odometer LCD Digital
Trip meter LCD Digital
Water temperature meter LCD Digital
Clock LCD Digital

2008 Yamaha Mt-01 in India with Yamaha CEO tomotaka IshikawaModel name MT01

Dimension&Weight
Overall length 2185mm
Overall width 800mm
Overall height 1105mm
Seat height 825mm
Wheelbase 1525mm
Minimum ground clearance 145mm
Dry(without oil and fuel) 243kg

Performance
Maximum speed (crouched) 210km/h
Minimum turning radius 3.2m

Engine Performance
Engine type Air cooled 4-stroke,OHV
Cylinder arrangement V-type 2-cylinder
Displacement 1670cm3
Bore & stroke 97×113mm
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Maximum horse power 88.9 bhp @ 4,750 rpm
Maximum torque 150.3 Nm @ 3,750 rpm
Starting system type Electric starter
Lubrication system Dry sump
Engine oil capacity 5.0ℓ

Fuel
Air filter type Oil-coated paper element
Fuel tank capacity 15.0 L

Electrical
Ignition system type TCI
Spark plug model DPR7EA9/X22EPR-U9
Battery voltage/capacity 12V, 12AH

Transmission
Primary reduction system Gear
Primary reduction ratio 71/48 1.479
Secondary reduction system Chain
Secondary reduction ratio 39/17 2.294
Clutch type Wet,multiple-disc

Gear ratio
Transmission type Constant mesh 5-speed
Gear ratio-1st gear 38/16 2.375
Gear ratio-2nd gear 30/19 1.579
Gear ratio-3rd gear 29/25 1.160
Gear ratio-4th gear 24/25 0.960
Gear ratio-5th gear 24/30 0.800

Chassis
Frame type Double cradle
Tire size(Front) 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Tire size(Rear) 190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W)

Brake
Effective radius of disc(Front) 283.0mm
Effective radius of disc(Rear) 238.4mm

Suspension
Suspension type(Front) Telescopic fork
Suspension type(Rear) Swingarm(link.suspension)
Shock absorber
Shock absorber assembly type(Front) Coil spring/oil damper
Shock absorber assembly type(Rear) Coil spring/gas-oil damper

Bulbs(voltage/wattagex quantity)
Headlight bulb type Halogen bulb
Headlight 12V, Lo;51W ×1 / Hi;55W ×1
Auxiliary light 12V, 5W ×3
Brake/tail light 12V, 2.0/0.2W LED
Turn signal light(Front) 12V, 10W ×2
Turn signal light(Rear) 12V, 10W ×2

Meters
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Odometer Digital
Trip meter Digital
Clock Liquid crystal Digital

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3 comments:

Payeng said...

"Presently, its product portfolio includes Crux, Alba, G5 and Gladiator.."

And that's why I ride a Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi

Anonymous said...

An ellipsis (the three dots at the end of the quoted line) is sometimes used to indicate a pause in speech, an unfinished thought or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence
(from wikipedia)

If read today it would be
Presently, its product portfolio includes Crux, Alba, G5 and Gladiator, YZF-R1 and the MT01.

so, what now ?

theslayer said...

^ Haha! Mfkngly brilliant! Damn good!

And all these days I thought only perverted introverts posted under the tag 'anonymous'. I regret.