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 two World Championships. His smooth riding style and consistency matches the Yamaha’s nimble character perfectly. No wonder he has expressed the desire remain a Yamaha-rider for his entire career.

YZR-M1, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

MotoGP Movistar Yamaha YZR-M1

Engine:1000cc Liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft
Chassis:Aluminum twin tube delta box with multi-adjustable steering geometry Aluminum 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 320mm carbon front discs, two four-piston calipers. Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper
Power:Over 240 horsepower - 176KW
Suspension:Ohlins upside down front forks and Ohlins rear shock, all adjustable for pre-load and compression , rebound damping
Tyres:Bridgestone, 16.5 inch front, 16.5 inch rear, available as slick and wet tyres
Weight:158 kg. In accordance with FIM regulations

YZR-M1, Team Monster Yamaha Tech3

YZR-M1 Monster Yamaha Tech3

Engine:1000cc Liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft
Chassis:Aluminum twin tube delta box with multi-adjustable steering geometry Aluminum 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 320mm carbon front discs, two four-piston calipers. Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper
Power:Over 250 horsepower - 176KW
Suspension:Ohlins upside down front forks and Ohlins rear shock, all adjustable for pre-load and compression, rebound damping
Tyres:Bridgestone, 16.5 inch front, 16.5 inch rear, available as slick and wet tyres
Weight:163 kg. In accordance with FIM regulations

YZR-M1, Athinà Forward Racing

YZR-M1, Athinà Forward Racing

Engine:1000cc inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft, liquid cooled, pneumatic valves
Chassis:Aluminium twin-tube
Transmission:Gearbox, 6-speed transmission
Wheels:Bridgestone, 16.5 inch front, 16.5 inch rear
Brakes:Brembo
Power:Over 240 hp
Suspension:Öhlins
Fuel allowance:24
Software:Magneti Marelli
Tyres:Medium Option – Softer Option
Dry weight:160 kg