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Aug142015

2015 Yamaha R1 Exhaust Kit

California’s Taylormade Racing looked to Valentino Rossi’s M1 MotoGP bike for inspiration when it decided to create a compact GP-style exhaust for Yamaha’s R1 and R1M. Stainless steel with carbon fiber trim, the dyno-developed exhaust increases both mid-range and top-end power, reduces weight, and features carbon fiber brackets that mount the ceramic-coated muffler to the bike’s stock titanium headers. The stock O2 sensors are retained, however, the catalytic converter is removed.

According to Taylormade Racing CEO Paul Taylor, the kit is, “fully compatible with the R1's class-leading electronics. 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.” The chambered muffler keeps the sound level at idle to 94 dB, and 105 dB at 6,000 rpm. This should keep it under most track-day noise requirements. However, an optional “Db killer” is available to reduce the sound level further.

Classic weave carbon fiber trim panels blend with the factory R1 bodywork. However, those with the range-topping R1M can order the optional twill weave carbon trim panel to match that bike’s bodywork. Prices for the Taylormade Racing exhaust begin at $999 — CAS

Power Gain:
    Mid-range: 3 hp
    Top-end: 5 hp
Weight: 7.5lbs (3.4kg)
Weight reduction: 10 lb. (4.5kg)
Sound level:
    Idle: 94dB
    6000rpm: 105dB