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End Of Road For The Iconic Yamaha R1? Check Out Its Top Alternatives

Yamaha R1 Alternatives: It might be the end of road for the legendary Yamaha R1. But don't despair! We unveil top contenders to fill the void for adrenaline-seeking riders, keeping the two-wheeled thrill alive.

Edited By : Auto Desk | Mar 16, 2024 20:54 IST
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Yamaha R1

The Yamaha R1, one of the most iconic models from the two-wheel maker, is likely to be discontinued from the global markets soon. As per reports, Yamaha has decided not to update the superbike to meet Europe’s stricter Euro5+ emission standards in 2025. Yamaha UK recently released an official statement, saying, “Yamaha Motor Group have taken the decision not to develop an EU5+ version of the R1 or R1M instead focussing on other mid-term business and product strategies that will provide future opportunities.”

This development has left a void in the hearts of motorcycle enthusiasts. Well, it’s heartbreaking news for all Yamaha R1 fans, But fret not, there are still plenty of options to get your adrenaline pumping. Therefore, we have compiled a list of some top alternatives to the legendary motorcycle. But first of all, let’s find out what all the R1 offers. 

Yamaha R1: The legend

Yamaha R1 boasts features like a 17-litre muscular fuel tank, a low-slung handlebar, a tall windscreen, a side-mounted exhaust, a split seat, bi-LED headlamp units, and a sleek LED taillamp.

Safety features include dual-channel ABS with cornering function, disc brakes on both wheels, and an IMU-based traction control system. Powering the R1 is a 998cc, inline-four engine, delivering 197 hp and 112 Nm.

Yamaha R1 alternatives

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R boasts a 998 cc, inline-four engine, capable of producing 200 hp and 114.9 Nm. The feature list includes a twin-pod LED headlight, a sleek LED taillamp, a 17-litre fuel tank, Ram Air intakes, a clip-on handlebar, a side-slung exhaust, and a Bluetooth-enabled 4.3-inch coloured-TFT instrument console. 

For rider safety, the list of features includes dual-channel ABS, disc brakes, ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, multiple riding modes, and cruise control. The ZX-10R costs Rs 16.63 lakh.

BMW S 1000 RR

The BMW S 1000 gets its power from a 999cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four engine that churns out 210 hp and 113 Nm. It comes with features like a “double-bubble” windscreen, a muscular fuel tank, a rider-only saddle,  dual LED headlamps, a sleek LED taillamp, fairing-mounted carbon fibre winglets, an upswept exhaust, and a rider-only saddle.

In terms of safety, it offers dual-channel ABS, disc brakes, ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, and riding modes. It is available at a starting price of Rs 20.5 lakh.

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Honda CBR1000RR-R

A 1,000cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC, inline-four engine powers the Honda CBR1000RR-R. The powermill makes 214.5 hp and 113 Nm. The feature-rich motorcycle comes with dual LED headlights, a slim LED taillamp, a sculpted fuel tank, an upswept exhaust, split-style seats, and more. The motorcycle gets dual-channel ABS, disc brakes on both wheels, ride-by-wire throttle, riding modes, and an IMU-based traction control system, all for rider safety. The motorcycle’s starting price is Rs 23.11 lakh.

Ducati Panigale V4

The Ducati Panigale V4 draws its juice from a 1,103cc, four-valve, liquid-cooled V4 engine that puts out 215.5 hp and 123.6Nm. The feature list consists of dual LED headlamps with DRLs, an LED taillamp, a muscular fuel tank, a single seat, an underbelly exhaust, carbon fibre winglets, and a 5.0-inch TFT instrument console. Safety features include traction control, cornering ABS, disc brakes, wheelie control, and riding modes. The Ducati Panigale V4 comes with a starting price of Rs 27.41 lakh.

Also Read: Yamaha XSR125 Coming Soon? Price, Features, Specs – What To Expect?

First published on: Mar 16, 2024 08:54 PM IST

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