2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 World Endurance Championship Bike: Here it is…

Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Racing has unveiled their 2015 title contender for the FIM World Endurance Championship. This magnificent new title contender of the last year’s winning team is a glorified 2015 YZF R1M.

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The team continues to be led by David Checa, Kenny Foray, and Mathieu Gines who would be trying their best against the pack in the signature blue and white livery. The bike gets a new Akropovic exhaust system to make things exciting.

The new WEC Race bike carries standard R1 M features like carbon fibre body and Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension. At the heart of the bike is the 200 PS 998 cc forward inclined parallel 4 cylinder, liquid cooled engine throttling the bike to glory.

World Endurance Race Championship Schedule

This year’s season will start on April 18, 2015 at the legendary Le Mans track. The schedule for the year is as follows:

  • April 18-19, 2015 — 24 heures Moto Le Mans (France)
  • July 25-26, 2015 — Suzuka 8 Hours Suzuka (Japan)
  • August 22-23, 2015 — Oschersleben 8 Hours Oschersleben (Germany)
  • September 19-20, 2015 — Bol d’Or (24 heures) Le Castellet (France)

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The 2015 edition of the R1 is rumoured to be on its way to India as well but there has been no official word about it yet!  Along with the mighty R1, we are also awaiting one of the quarter liters – R25 or R3 for our markets to tackle the menace created by that Austrian brand.