The legend is left behind: Yamaha will stop production of the famous model (photo)

The new Euro 5+ economies for motorcycles spelled the end of the Yamaha YZF-R1. Production of the famous sports motorcycle will soon be stopped.

Production of the Yamaha YZF-R1 sports bike will be discontinued. A new generation of the iconic model will not be developed. This was reported by the Motorcycle News website.

In Yamaha’s official statement, it is stated that the reason for abandoning the R1 and its extreme version R1M is the new economy for Euro 5+ motorcycles. The Japanese manufacturer has no plans to create a version of the model that will meet these standards.

Thus, the Yamaha R1 follows the path of the younger model R6, whose production was discontinued when Euro 5 standards came into force in 2020. Motorcycles currently produced must be sold before 2025; This is the date when the transition period to Euro 5+ will end.

It’s possible that Yamaha will continue small-scale production of racing versions of the R1 that are not approved for public roads and can only be used on the track.

The Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle is an iconic model for the Japanese brand. It has been produced since 1998. The sports motorcycle is equipped with a liter four-cylinder engine: in different years there were versions with a power of 150 to 200 hp.

The model received its last update in 2020. Yamaha R1 won the World Superbike motorcycle racing championship in 2009 and 2021.

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Source: Focus


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