In this video, provided to us from Yamaha, we see the all-new, 2015 R1 getting stripped of its street clothes in preparation for racetrack battle. The introduction of the new R1 coincides with the new chapter in American road racing, as MotoAmerica is set to take over. Here, we see the bike stripped to its frame, its engine run on the dyno, and geometry measurements being taken. Interestingly, the beginning of the video shows a computer screen with a CAD drawing of a fuel tank. The length of a road race forces the engine to consume more fuel than the stock tank allows, so one of the first modifications is to design a larger unit that mimics the shape of the stocker. Check out the video below, and keep an eye out for the new R1 at the season opening race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, April 10-12.
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