Video: 2015 Yamaha R1 first ride

Yamaha hopes the new R1 and R1M will be the bikes to see off the high-tech competition from Europe that has ruled the superbike game over the last few years.

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves rode both models at the Eastern Creek circuit near Sydney, Australia.

Read the full test of the new R1 and R1M in the this week's issue of MCN, out February 25. Neevesy's first imprerssions of the R1 can be read here.

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