VIDEO: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike

A behind-the-scenes look at the all-new Yamaha R1 becoming a race bike.

The MotoAmerica season-opener takes place at the Austin MotoGP round in April, and the folks at Yamaha have been busy since September preparing the all-new 2015 YZF-R1 for superbike competition. In this video, supplied by Yamaha, we get to see the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha team hard at work, stripping, measuring and prepping the new R1 for racing. Remember, Yamaha has won the last five AMA Superbike championships, and the tuning fork company doesn't want to see that winning streak come to an end anytime soon.

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