Evolution of the Species — Yamaha YZF-M1 and YZ450F

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Evolution of the Species – Yamaha and YZ450F

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The YZ450F and YZR-M1 motorcycles are the of Yamaha’s engineering development in the for victory on and off road in the global Prix Championships. Whilst the machines are both developed the same design philosophy it is to ever see them together. Racing took this opportunity to photograph the thoroughbreds by side.

The machines are testimony to ‘family’ approach to motorcycle with shared principles and in design producing very machines from a single Cutting edge technical are also shared between the two development paths, Akrapovic for has proved to be the best possible partner in developing exhaust for both the YZR-M1 and the YZ450F.

Whilst the dirt and the tarmac very different machines to be Yamaha retains the same of development in both areas, the company’s spirit of development in the to create not only Championship machines but also innovation for the of the future.

The 2013 YZR-M1, the M1 for ‘Mission One’, is the latest of an incredible machine that broke cover in 2002 as made the move from bikes.

Yamaha’s design philosophy has to move forward and evolve at the edge of design off-road, notably with some ‘forward’ thinking. When the engine design development its limits Yamaha stepped the box and made a bold move. A design change saw rearward and facing cylinders move the centralization, bringing the heaviest of the bike closer to the middle for

The development doesn’t stop in Yamaha is very flexible in its to the advancement of the YZ off-road machines. A with Michele Rinaldi in started in 1992 has earned victories and consistently class bikes. In 1995 the Yamaha Research and Development program was founded, developing race-winning for the then two-… machines.

Yamaha YZF-M1

Working to maximise the regulations in the class that opened up possibilities for development, Rinaldi able to develop a completely new for the YZ450F, gaining valuable benefits at the track during the season.

The collaboration to develop machines delivered Yamaha the ever four-… world in 1999 with Andrea and is further exemplified by Stefan total domination over six from 2001 to 2006, four back to back titles. Everts has since joined by David Philippaerts who to Championship victory in 2008 on the

Yamaha’s cutting edge philosophy in racing remains much focused on benefit not on track but for future customers on the The OWP3 M1 engine developed for the MotoGP season featured the crankshaft for the first time. Rossi won the opening race the bike at Welkom in South going on to win the title with a eight victories. The MotoGP would cement the M1’s in history with a further premier class world

Current world champion Lorenzo would then add two titles to this, giving six MotoGP titles in the last ten Between them they Yamaha make history, the triple crown of rider, and manufacturer titles for three years from 2008 to

The YZR-M1’s technology has filtered to production machines and the YZF-R1 in 2009 with the crossplane technology. American rider Ben took Yamaha’s first Superbike Championship victory the new R1 in the same year, crowning the journey from MotoGP in 2004 to production dominance in

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