Yamaha YZR-M1 — CycleChaos

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Yamaha YZR M1 Concept



In 2001, for the new MotoGP World Championship road racing 500 cc class changed drastically for the 2002 2-… engines were as limited to 500 cc and 4 cylinders. but 4 … were allowed to up to 990 cc and an unlimited of cylinders

Seasons 2002 and

Yamaha’s YZR-M1 came to the in 2002, with Max Biaggi who had from Honda onboard. The was thought to be the complete package, and to take Yamaha back to races.

However, it was found to a combination of problems which it very difficult to ride. the chasis was described by Biaggi as that chattered often, and a 2stroke like power In two seasons it achieved 2wins ironically, both in the wet where it was to be even more diabolical. In the season Biaggi became nonchalant and open rather discrete on his comments of how bad and useless the was, and if only he could be on a how everything could be OK

Valentino Rossi

There was speculation during the second of the 2003 season about Champion Valentino Rossi plans for the future. Most that he would succeed in his bid to a third consecutive title and where the amazingly talented would go in the future.

His contract with Honda was up at the end of the and there were rumors Rossi had become somewhat with his ride at Honda. His at Honda had effectively run its course; he had Honda with a 500cc Championship as well as consecutive World Championships, he had helped the Honda RC211V into a almost unstoppable racing

Rossi complained about reluctance to pay to secure his services in seemed to have overstayed his To Honda’s credit, they Rossi a significant and lucrative but ultimately it wasn’t enough to Rossi where he felt he no belonged. Partnered with skepticism that the reason for his was the dominance of the RC211V rather Rossi’s talent, it was inevitable Honda and Rossi would

Mid-season rumors pointed a possible move to Ducati. sent the Italian press a frenzy; the concept of the great on the great Italian bike too good to be true. Ducati did try to seduce Rossi into their MotoGP bike, the but for numerous reasons Rossi the offer up. Critics say that to the other manufacturers, Ducati had a way to go before being competitive with Rossi at the helm.

This proved to be the truth Ducati’s lacklustre performance in the season, which had actually worse than their year in MotoGP in 2003.

2004 and 2005

Rossi a two-year contract with reportedly worth in excess of million; a price no other even Honda, was willing to

Rossi’s move to Yamaha was of as baptism of fire in the press. His critics claimed that on an machine like the YZR-M1, would not be able to recreate his Championship wins of the previous especially with increased of the RC211V and the likes of Max Biaggi and Gibernau on Hondas. The RC211V was a machine in almost every although it was guaranteed that the gap shrink with the defection of and Jeremy Burgess (chief for Rossi at Honda, whom had also convinced to join).

However, the 2004 season Rossi the opportunity to prove it was his talent rather than his that won him his championships.

With the first race of the season at off the list due to safety considerations, the season started at Welkom in Africa. Rossi shone to claim first, and silenced his who thought the Yamaha would play second fiddle to the Rossi would go on to claim 8 GP wins and the Championship, and ended up 304 points to Sete Gibernau 257, with Max Biaggi on a 3rd with 217 points.

Yamaha YZR M1 Concept

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