2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 14:58
In the recent presentation of the team Movistar Yamaha MotoGP In addition to Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo and their respective 2015 Yamaha YZR M1, we were able to see other things that we found more interesting than many other attendees for whom they went unnoticed.
Of the many national and international media gathered there, there were many outside the world of motorcycling, so things like the small carts of the paddock generators they were simple furniture for them. For me they were something more.
Apart from the cabinet itself with the generator enclosed inside and which you could not see, it struck me how to be able to carry it from one place to another they had a thick Specialized brand handlebar placed in its upper area. The little wheels that fitted slicks, although they were low on pressure. But the cars are only a snack.
As soon as you got to the building you were faced with a beautiful couple formed by a Abarth 695 biposto and one Yamaha YZF-R1M. The small sport utility vehicle attracted attention like it had a megaphone and neon lights thanks to its flared bodywork, matte gray color, and accents of blue and white from Yamaha. Nothing to do with the normal Fiat from which it derives.
For its part, the Yamaha YZF-R1M caught my eye irremediably. If you have noticed what I have written about her you will remember that I have not finished liking her at any time, she even seemed ugly to me. But I have to admit that I was wrong, very wrong.
I had not yet been able to see in person the latest creation of the Japanese factory and between the accreditation and the flow of people I could not stop long to contemplate calmly. Once inside with hundreds of people around the makeshift box, I saw the silhouette of a motorcycle at the back of the room, but it was alone and nobody paid any attention to it. When I looked a little more, I immediately recognized that it was another Yamaha YZF-R1M.
Then my feet would move away from the crowd of cameras and onlookers to take an intimate look at the lonely motorcycle. The truth is that live looks absolutely brutal. The preconceived image that I had made of her was that of a flat motorcycle, without grace or striking forms. With those headlights half hidden under the fairing and so many straight lines.
Keeping it at your fingertips you realize that its volumes come to life, it emanates jets of quality and muscle in equal parts and just by looking at it you know that inside there is an authentic tech bomb wrapped in carbon fiber.
Without having tried it, I dare to say that the new Yamaha YZF-R1M leaves the electronic storm that arrived with the Ducati 1199 Panigale S. Everywhere you look there is something that reminds you that you are before one of the most technically advanced motorcycles within the reach of anyone.
Each piece exudes sophistication such as the seatpost lightened to the extreme, the intelligent suspensions or the control knobs with buttons that predict that on the large screen of the frame we have a door to a magical world with more than 200 horsepower transmitted to the asphalt digestible to be the fastest.
Where I said I say, I say Diego. Hats off to the Yamaha engineers and I'm sure they've made more than just a nice bike, they've made a heir to the Yamaha YZR M1.