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Will yamaha's patented motorbike seamless transmission appear on the R1?
Release date:2022.06.15

Yamaha YZF - R1 since its launch in 1998, has more than 20 years, the introduction of the R1 astonishing is, super strong performance and in view of the road design clever manipulation of the handle, with fine quality of Japanese assembly, to the second round performance fans all over the world are crazy, also let YZF - R1 in the past two decades, Become a public upgrade imitation race level in the target car.

Released in 1998, YZF-R1 became the representative of Japanese upgraded imitation racing car with dexterous handling performance and fine assembly quality at that time.

Yamaha YZF-R1 has been on the market since 2015, and will soon enter its fourth year. The design elements of the current R1 avant-garde MotoGP-like factory car, coupled with the performance of 200 horsepower, make performance controller obsessed, but behind the powerful performance, there are still environmental emission barriers. The current version of yzf-r1 will not be available for sale when Euro5 comes out in 2021. Therefore, foreign media recently found that yamaha may make a major change to yzf-r1 in European and Japanese patent registration documents.


The current model YZF-R1, which debuted in 2015, created a visual effect similar to that of a MotoGP factory car with hidden headlights.

According to foreign media dig, yamaha may give more leading technology of the MotoGP, like a reverse design of crankshaft, as the name suggests adopting reverse crankshaft and tire rotation in the opposite direction, to offset any spiral effect, to get better speed and more apt to ability, in addition to inhibit solitary round, Reduce the advantages of electronic control system intervention.

In addition to the reverse crankshaft, Yamaha may also use a variable valve timing system on the revamped YZF-R1, similar to the system found on European knockoffs such as the Desmodromic valve system found on Ducati's commercial and GP cars. And Swiftcam on BMW's S1000RR at last year's Milan show; In addition to European car manufacturers, Japanese brands such as Honda and Suzuki have also issued similar variable valve timing patents.

The next iteration of the yZF-R1 is rumored to have reverse crankshafts and variable valve timing derived from MotoGP technology.

In the updated news of these rumours, a shocking MotoGP technology more devolution, surprising and look forward to, that is from MotoGP factory car essential "seamless gearbox system," seamless gearbox can most greatly reduce vehicle power loss during transmission, thus can promote the acceleration of about 7% capacity, It even allows the driver to move smoothly into and out of gear in corners without stalling and crashing.

Seamless gearbox relatively is also very delicate, but in the MotoGP after each game, all need to be done by specialist precision adjustment and maintenance, to ensure that the transmission will not therefore fails, thus make the top science and technology, in contrast to go into mass production market, become commercially available models of standard, but according to foreign media reports, patent document Yamaha seems to have found a solution to the seamless gearbox maintenance dilemma, but only time will tell if it will actually make it to the next generation of the YZF-R1.

The most shocking of the rumors is that Yamaha intends to install a seamless transmission from MotoGP on the new generation YZF-R1, and how yamaha resolves the maintenance of the seamless transmission will be the biggest key.

In addition to the amazing seamless transmission, reverse crankshaft, variable valve timing and other technologies, electronic controls from MotoGP, and even the still controversial wing and aero kits are also expected to appear in the new YZF-R1, but after adding so much MotoGP down technology, Yamaha YZF-R1 will certainly be worth double, when the high-end performance buyers are willing to pay, will absolutely be a severe test.