2017 Yamaha R1M

SOLD FOR: $17,500

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Additional photos of this 2017 Yamaha R1M 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 essentially divided the riding into different events — instead of trying to look at what the chassis is doing every millisecond — and made 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 were 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.

In MCN’s words: “Swathes of carbon fiber, electronic Öhlins, a polished swingarm, and a lacquered aluminum tank make the R1M one of the most desirable Japanese superbikes ever made. Build quality is top drawer and reliability shouldn’t be a problem.”

Manufactured in February of 2017, this example is VIN: JYARN40Y9HA000280, Engine #: N527E006883. The owner purchased the bike new from Temecula Motorsports.

The odometer shows 6,029 miles.

The seller reports that he “changed the oil one year ago.”

Graves slip-on exhaust.

Galespeed clutch master cylinder.

Tank pad.

Swingarm spools.

Battery tender lead.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Batllax Racing Street RS10 tires with date codes of 4616 and 0417.

The sale includes one key.

Currently located in Santa Monica, California, this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title. Have any R1M stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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Southern California
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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
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50-150 miles: $300

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