Yamaha Motors Europe has today confirmed pricing for the brand new Yamaha R1 and if you were hoping it would be the same price as the outgoing model, prepare to be disappointed. The 2015 YZF-R1 will retail at £14,999 – £1,000 more than the outgoing model which is a fairly large price hike and it will be available from around March 2015.
If the cutting edge R1M is what you’re after, you’ll need to let go of £18,499. You’ll need to register your interest in the R1M by filling out an online registration form and then print the email the form generates to take it to a local Yamaha dealer within 14 days. Buyers of the new R1M will also get an invitation to an exclusive Yamaha Racing Experience event in the summer of next year where owners will have access to on-track training and technicians who can provide race set-up advice
If those prices for the new R1 and R1M seem a little bit high, by way of comparison the new Ducati 1299 Panigale will retail for £16,695. Delivery For the R1M expected anywhere from January to July next year, so don’t wait at home for the doorbell to ring.