An awesome track day weapon, this Yamah R1M is all set up and ready to go and it only has 1,472 miles! Curently fitted with track fairings, you can revert back to the carbon fibre bits and make it the street strafer if you want to go back to the street. What is an R1M and how is it different than the standard R1? The big deals are the suspension and the connectivity.Suspension:The R1M jettisons the standard model’s KYB suspension for Öhlins event-based Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS)—a fork and shock similar to what’s found on Ducati’s 1299 Panigale. With this suspension, Öhlins and Yamaha have essentially divided the riding into different events instead of trying to look every millisecond at what the chassis is doing. For each event (braking, cornering, acceleration, etc.), the suspension makes the necessary adjustments to the damping to provide the optimum performance for that situation. Sure, you can feel a little added support when you’re on the brakes, but the consistency in damping from corner to corner is remarkable, and there’s never any surprising jumps in performance. Put simply, the system works as you need it to, when you need it to. Better even than it would if you were turning knobs.Connectivity:The R1M also comes standard with Yamaha’s Communication Control Unit (CCU), which enables you to communicate with the bike through tablet or smart phone app and upload your settings for the various rider aids—via WiFi—while sitting comfortable in your chair, garage, or air-conditioned RV. This system (complete with GPS antenna) also opens the door to Yamaha’s Y-TRAC data-logging program. A total of 21 different channels are available for analyzing (things like throttle opening, speed, lean angle, brake pressure, engine rpm, and more), plus you can also overlay multiple laps or compare your laps with your R1M-wielding buddy. Perhaps one of the neatest features of Y-TRAC is that it will show you which rider aids (TCS, SCS, LIF, ABS) is intervening on the track, and for how long the system is working. Draw connections between this intervention and your throttle trace, lean angle, or gear selection, and you can really start to see how your inputs or riding style are causing the bike to react.