Movistar Yamaha Racing unveiled their new YZR-M1 in Madrid on Thursday with both Valentino Rossi and new teammate, Maverick Vinales proudly taking the wraps off the contender they are all pinning their 2017 Championship hopes on.
A beautiful shade of blue, somewhat darker than 2016, adorned with a much larger fluorescent green Movistar logo, the following is a list of the new bikes technical specifications that you can’t see from the outside….
1000cc Liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft
Over 240 horsepower, 176KW
Öhlins upside down front forks and Öhlins rear shock
Aluminium twin tube DELTA BOX with multi-adjustable steering geometry. Aluminium swingarm
By Magneti Marelli, in accordance with FIM Regulations
Six-speed cassette-type gearbox with alternative gear ratios available
Michelin, 17” front and rear, available as slick and wet tyres
Forged Magnesium 17” front and rear
157 Kg, in accordance with FIM Regulations
Brembo, two 320 mm or 340 mm carbon front discs, two four-piston callipers. Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston calliper
The new bike will be out on track on January 30 for the first testing session of the year.