The YZR-M1

Valentino Rossi has played a vital role in developing the YZR-M1 and their love story is one of the most famous tales in the world of motorsport. The Doctor first tested the YZR-M1 in 2004 and tried trying multiple engine prototypes before choosing one that he labeled a "sweet" engine. The story between Rossi and the M1 machine reached epic heights when he won his debut race on the Yamaha in Welkom (South Africa) that same season. He went on to win four MotoGP championships in nine seasons racing with it.

Jorge Lorenzo joined Yamaha in 2008 and like his teammate experienced numerous successes on the YZR-M1, including winning three World Championships. His smooth riding style and consistency matches the Yamaha’s nimble character perfectly, which resulted in more than 40 MotoGP Grand Prix wins during his now almost nine-year career as a Yamaha-rider.

YZR-M1, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

MotoGP Movistar Yamaha YZR-M1

Engine:1000cc Liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft
Chassis:Aluminium twin tube delta box with multi-adjustable steering geometry Aluminium swingarm
Transmission:Six-speed cassette-type gearbox with alternative gear ratios available
Wheels:MFR Forged Magnesium 16.5 front, 16.5 rear
Brakes:Brembo, two 320 mm or 340 mm carbon front discs, two four piston calipers. Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper
Power:Over 240 horsepower - 176KW
Suspension:Öhlins upside down front forks and Öhlins rear shock all adjustable for pre-load and compression, rebound damping
Tyres:Michelin, 17” front and rear, available as slick, intermedium and wet tyres
Weight:157 kg, in accordance with FIM regulations

YZR-M1, Team Monster Yamaha Tech3


Engine:1000cc Liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft
Chassis:Aluminium twin tube delta box with multi-adjustable steering geometry Aluminium swingarm
Transmission:Six-speed cassette-type gearbox with alternative gear ratios available
Wheels:MFR Forged Magnesium 16.5 front, 16.5 rear
Brakes:Brembo, two 320 mm or 340 mm carbon front discs, two four piston calipers. Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper
Power:Over 240 horsepower - 176KW
Suspension:Öhlins upside down front forks and Öhlins rear shock all adjustable for pre-load and compression, rebound damping
Tyres:Michelin, 17” front and rear, available as slick, intermedium and wet tyres
Weight:157 kg, in accordance with FIM regulations