2018 is a landmark year for the long-running YZF-R1, it celebrates its 20th anniversary. Released in 2015, the YZF-R1M is the eighth generation of the bike. Designed as a circuit motorcycle, its technology was heavily influenced by data harvested from the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike.
Appearing in races such as the Superbike World Championship and All Japan Road Race Championship, one of its highly notable achievements was an astounding three back-to-back wins of the Suzuka 8 Hours between 2015 -17.
This kit captures all the 2018 specs of the full-size bike in every way. Features multi-piece recreation of the 4-cylinder engine in superlative detail from the fine depictions of the radiator, oil cooler and complex cover to the tubing included to recreate various lines. Depictions of engine, swing arm, front fork, upper cowl and more are screw-fixed to the frame for maximum precision and durability while new synthetic rubber tires depict Bridgestone Battlax RS10s with realistically-recreated tread pattern. Also includes metal transfer to depict Yamaha emblem.