Yamaha announces new production run of the R1M

Registration opens October 1

YAMAHA has today announced that it’s making another run of YZF-R1Ms for 2016.

The R1M is a higher-spec version of the R1 featuring semi-active Öhlins suspension. It came to the UK in limited numbers for 2015 and quickly sold out. Now another limited production run is to be sold in 2016. Yamaha will be accepting online applications (that's right, 'applications') from October 1.

The price will be £18,749 - £250 more than this year's run.

You can have it in any colour you want, as long as it's the 'Silver Blu and Carbon' pictured above.

Yamaha is also inviting owners of 2016 R1Ms to register for the Yamaha Racing Experience, a series of track events at circuits across Europe.

Register your interest in a 2016 R1M, and the Yamaha Racing Experience, here

The 2016 R1M joins the freshly announced special-edition Speed Block R1.

In a press release Yamaha said:

'All new 2016 R1M owners can register and will have free access to the Yamaha Racing Experience, an exclusive event that will take place at a number of major European tracks in late spring 2016.

In July 2015 the first ever YZF-R1M owners attended the exclusive Yamaha Racing Experience track event under the supervision of MotoGP legend Colin Edwards. Following the tremendous success and positive rider feedback that came out of these inaugural events, the 2016 YRE will follow a similar format covering bike preparation and settings, as well as track riding skills.

With its sophisticated electronic control systems and advanced engine and chassis technologies, the R1M is a complex motorcycle that must be set up correctly in order to achieve the best performance. 2016 R1M owners will be taught how to prepare and fine tune the bike by our team of highly skilled Yamaha Racing technicians, enabling every rider to discover their true potential on the racetrack.

Attended by many prominent Yamaha Racing personalities - including a number of MotoGP stars - the comprehensive YRE program will include presentations and workshops, as well as riding sessions with qualified instructors and professional riders from national and international Yamaha Racing teams. The aim of the YRE is to enable riders to achieve the best set up for their new R1M, as well as to inspire owners with the competitive spirit of Yamaha that has made the company one of the most successful brands in national and international racing.'

Watch our video review of the R1M here.

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