Yamaha reveals all-new 2020 YZF-R1 at Laguna Seca

Saturday, 13 July 2019 19:09 GMT

Next generation of Yamaha Superbikes unveiled at the Geico US Round

Yamaha have stunningly announced a new model of their race-winning YZF-R1 at the Geico US Round, minutes after the conclusion of the Tissot Superpole session. A familiar evolution of the classic R1, the new machine takes from the Japanese manufacturer’s experience in both WorldSBK and MotoGP™ to produce perhaps their most competitive package to date.

Unveiled alongside the also-new YZF-R1M model, the 2020 YZF-R1 features a bodywork inspired by the Yamaha M1 ridden by Valentino Rossi or Maverick Viñales over in MotoGP™, with aerodynamic efficiency increased significantly.

Updated electronics, suspensions and improved high rpm performance are amongst a long list of other features introduced for the 2020 machines, which will hit the market September this year.

Watch how the 2019 Yamaha riders perform at the Geico US Round thanks to WorldSBK VideoPass!