Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2016 Yamaha R1M. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
In 2015, when the DOHC inline-four 998 cc Yamaha R1 was released, reviewers proclaimed it with words like “best ever” and “pinnacle of motorcycling.” The R1 was very good; the R1M was better.
The R1M jettisoned the standard model’s KYB suspension for Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), a fork and shock similar to what’s found on Ducati’s 1299 Panigale. With this suspension, Öhlins and Yamaha have essentially divided the riding into different events instead of trying to look every millisecond at what the chassis is doing and makes the necessary adjustments to the damping to provide the optimum performance for that situation.
Yamaha also stiffened the front spring rate by 16 percent and the rear spring rate by 2 percent. The R1M came standard with Yamaha’s Communication Control Unit (CCU), which enables you to communicate with the bike through a tablet or smartphone app and upload your settings for the various rider aids, opening the door to Yamaha’s Y-TRAC data-logging program. A total of 21 different channels are available for analyzing things like throttle opening, speed, lean angle, brake pressure, engine rpm, and more. Yamaha sharpened the R1M’s appeal with a dose of carbon fiber on the front fender, headlight cowling, side fairing, and passenger seat cowl, along with a polished swing arm and hand buffed polished aluminum tank.
This 2016 Yamaha R1M is VIN: JYARN40Y3GA000144.
The odometer shows 1,761 miles.
It was accepted as a trade-in by our neighbors at Bartel’s Harley-Davidson, so the history is not well-known, but it appears that it was sold new by Del Amo Motorsports and the CycleVIN report up top suggests that it was traded-in by the original owner.
The tires are from 2015 and are presumably original.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment if you’d like to inspect it), this R1M is offered on a clean California title. Have any R1M stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!