Video: Close up look at new Yamaha R1

After months of speculation since it first appeared at the EICMA show in November, Yamaha have finally unveiled the race version of their new R1 machine.

With a host of machines launched in a ceremony at the MotoGP team workshops in Milan, they also gave us a close up look at the development bike.

If you want to see the new Yamaha R1 in the flesh, it'll be on display this weekend at the MCN London Motorcycle Show!

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer