2021 Yamaha YZF-R1M MC Commute Review Gallery

Yamaha’s 2021 YZF-R1M ($26,099) continues to be pure excellence. We love the function and versatility of its Ohlins semi-active suspension.

Yamaha’s 2021 YZF-R1M ($26,099) continues to be pure excellence. We love the function and versatility of its Ohlins semi-active suspension. (Jeff Allen/)

Draped in full carbon fiber bodywork (including the tail section), Yamaha’s YZF-R1M looks like a bespoke piece of hardware for cruising around the street, or, setting fast lap times at the circuit.

Draped in full carbon fiber bodywork (including the tail section), Yamaha’s YZF-R1M looks like a bespoke piece of hardware for cruising around the street, or, setting fast lap times at the circuit. (Jeff Allen/)

The YZF-R1M stands out with its polished aluminum swingarm versus the standard model’s painted piece.

The YZF-R1M stands out with its polished aluminum swingarm versus the standard model’s painted piece. (Jeff Allen/)

The ‘21 YZF-R1M employs Ohlins latest and greatest semi-active electronic suspension with a gas-charged fork. The suspension offers versatile performance with a few pushes of a button.

The ‘21 YZF-R1M employs Ohlins latest and greatest semi-active electronic suspension with a gas-charged fork. The suspension offers versatile performance with a few pushes of a button. (Jeff Allen/)

The 998cc CP4 engine offers a growling exhaust note that sounds unlike any other inline four engine.

The 998cc CP4 engine offers a growling exhaust note that sounds unlike any other inline four engine. (Jeff Allen/)

The Tuning Fork brand pairs exclusivity with performance, and function with its ‘21 YZF-R1M superbike.

The Tuning Fork brand pairs exclusivity with performance, and function with its ‘21 YZF-R1M superbike. (Jeff Allen/)

Introduced for the 2015 model year, the YZF-R1M is the pinnacle of Yamaha’s production sportbike technology.

Introduced for the 2015 model year, the YZF-R1M is the pinnacle of Yamaha’s production sportbike technology. (Jeff Allen/)

Yamaha’s YZF-R1M is a hoot to ride, especially at the racetrack where its advanced rider aids and 165-horsepower I4 engine make for the ultimate play date.

Yamaha’s YZF-R1M is a hoot to ride, especially at the racetrack where its advanced rider aids and 165-horsepower I4 engine make for the ultimate play date. (Jeff Allen/)

Source: MotorCyclistOnline.com

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