Yamaha YZR-M1

The Yamaha YZR -M1 is a racing motorcycle that was developed by Yamaha Racing and since 2002, used in the MotoGP class, the highest prototype category of the FIM motorcycle road racing World Championship.

  • 2.1 Gallery Views
  • 2.2 2009-spec model
  • 2.3 2012er model

Achievements and Statistics

2002 brought Yamaha with its factory riders Max Biaggi and Carlos Checa behind Valentino Rossi Biaggi for the Vice World Champion in MotoGP. In the Constructors' Championship Yamaha ranked second behind Honda. 2003 Yamaha fell back in technical development. The factory riders Loris Capirossi and Carlos Checa were only fourth or seventh in the drivers' world championship. In the Constructors' World Championship Yamaha fell behind Honda and Ducati back to third.

Checa's new teammate at Yamaha in 2004, Valentino Rossi. With nine wins Rossi was superior world champion with 304 points. Checa, however, took only 117 points; which Yamaha lost the title in the constructors' championship to Honda. 2005 outclassed Rossi with eleven wins the competition and became the world champion again. His new team-mate Colin Edwards was the secured the title in the constructors' championship for Yamaha with its 179 points.

2006 could bring in five wins Yamaha with the combination of Edwards and Rossi. With these five Rossi Yamaha was with 289 points runner-up in the drivers ' and constructors' championship. 2007 Yamaha lost further ground to the counterparties Honda and Ducati. Rossi won four races and finished third in the Drivers' Championship; Edwards only ninth. In the Constructors' Championship Yamaha finished third.

2008 Yamaha Valentino Rossi undertook alongside the Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo. The duo won ten races. Nine hereof drove a Rossi, the world champion was superior with 373 points. With 402 points Yamaha was Constructors' world champions. 2009 Yamaha won with this driver pairing a further nine times. With six wins Rossi defended his world title against Lorenzo the vice world champion. With 386 points, Yamaha also secured the constructors' championship.

2010 outclassed Yamaha with Rossi / Lorenzo the competition and was superior world champion; both in the championship and in the constructors' championship. Lorenzo won nine races; Rossi further four. With 617 points in the constructors' championship Yamaha outclassed the competition Honda and Kawasaki. 2011 put the Yamaha factory team on the driver pairing Lorenzo / Ben Spies; However, the successes of the previous year did not let happen again. Lorenzo won three races, Spies one. In the Constructors' Championship Yamaha was severed second behind Honda.

For the 2012 Yamaha developed a revised motorcycle. This Lorenzo won six races and was world champion. His team-mate Ben Spies was tenth in the drivers' standings. Once again, Yamaha had to admit defeat in the Constructors' Championship Honda. In the 2013 season riding for the Yamaha factory team Lorenzo and returned to Yamaha Valentino Rossi. The MotoGP Team Tech -3 sets this machine also; piloted these of Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith.

Victories and titles

  • 2002: 2
  • 2004: 9 - Driver's World Champion
  • 2005: 11 - Driver's World Champion and World Champion Constructors
  • 2006: 5
  • 2007: 4
  • 2008: 10 - Driver's World Champion and World Champion Constructors
  • 2009: 10 - Driver's World Champion and World Champion Constructors
  • 2010: 11 - Driver's World Champion and World Champion Constructors
  • 2011: 4
  • 2012: 6 - Driver's World Champion
  • 2013: 9

Technical specifications

Gallery Views

2004-spec model

2005-spec model

2006-spec model

2007-spec model

2008-spec model

2009-spec model

2010s - model

The 2011 model

2009-spec model

Yamaha planned for the Motorcycle World Championship 2009 title defense from the previous year. The liquid-cooled four-stroke four-cylinder makes 200 hp and allows a calculated top speed of 320 km / h The power transmission takes place via an adjustable 6 -speed transmission. The chassis of the motorcycle consists of a delta -box double tube frame and the swing arm made ​​of aluminum. Both the steering geometry as well as the wheelbase and the ground height are adjustable. The suspension is provided by Öhlins. Under the current regulations for this season sat Yamaha 16.5 -inch tires; Marchesini wheel manufacturer is.

2012er model

After the defeat against Yamaha Honda ( Honda RC213V ) in the motorcycle world championship in 2011 and his World Champion Casey Stoner Yamaha developed a new bike for the 2012 season. The chassis is in this embodiment of aluminum. According to the regulations, the machine has a water- cooled inline four-cylinder 1,000 cc engine. With an output of 176 kW and higher torque, the bike can reach a computational speed of 360 km / h. The power is transmitted through a six - speed cassette gearbox, whose translations could be adapted to the particular track conditions. The damping systems provided by Öhlins.

Manufactured from forged magnesium wheels for the front and rear wheel size of 16.5 inches. The tires came from Pirelli. The brake system is supplied by Brembo. The brake system on the front wheel consists of two 320 mm plates and carbon caliper with four pistons. In contrast, the rear brake consists of a stainless steel disc and a caliper with two pistons.