Taylormade Racing Powers Up Valentino Rossi-Inspired Yamaha R1 Exhaust

Aug 04, 2015, 06:00 ET from Taylormade Racing

VAN NUYS, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylormade Racing, the California-based Carbon Fiber specialist has launched an innovative GP-style exhaust system for the class-leading 2015 Yamaha R1. With Taylormade's trademark stealth carbon fiber trim inspired by Valentino Rossi's M1 MotoGP bike, the stunning R1 stainless steel exhaust boosts both top-end and mid-range power.

For the first time, carbon fiber brackets are used to mount the R1's all-new Cool Ceramic Technology-coated muffler, which uses tuned baffles to create the trademark Taylormade growl while keeping noise levels at a track day friendly 105dB. The stock catalytic converter is removed.

Signature Taylormade classic weave carbon fiber trim panels complete the package, which is designed to blend seamlessly with the factory bodywork. Optional twill weave carbon fiber panels are available to match the range-topping R1M model's distinctive panels. 

Taylormade Racing CEO Paul Taylor said: "For Yamaha's most track-focussed R1 yet, our dyno-developed system - fully compatible with the R1's class-leading electronics – is the winning way to go.

This is our first Yamaha exhaust for a while and we have been inspired both by Vale's majestic M1 and the stunning capabilities of the new R1 road machine. We have added performance and saved weight over stock, while ensuring our components complement the R1's already great looks.

We are particularly delighted with the sound, which makes the most of the R1's cross-plane roar, but keeps noise levels acceptable, even though both mid-range and top-end power are improved."

Taylormade Racing 2015 Yamaha R1 Exhaust Specifications

  • Power Gain – Mid-range 3hp, Top end 5hp
  • Weight - 7.5lbs (3.4kg)
  • Weight-Saving Over Stock - 10lbs (4.5kg)
  • Sound level - Idle 94dB, 6000rpm 105dB

Key Product Features

  • Three-quarter slip-on system which retains stock titanium headers
  • All stainless construction - Cool Ceramic Technology coating
  • Carbon fiber mounting brackets and muffler strap
  • Chambered muffler design
  • Sound level compliant for most track day circuits
  • Retains stock o2 sensors

Price - $999

Order at racetaylormade.com

Taylormade Racing is a pioneer in the use of aerospace-quality carbon fiber for motorcycle components, allowing its exhausts to be lighter, stronger and better looking than traditional bulky all-metal cans. Taylormade creates exhausts for Honda, BMW, Triumph, Suzuki, and Kawasaki motorcycles.


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