VIDEO: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 & R1M

Will the new R1 rule the sportbike roost?

Sportbikes are making a comeback, and Yamaha is leading the resurgence for the Japanese manufacturers. Cycle World's Senior Editor Blake Conner recently had the chance to ride the brand-new YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M at Sydney Motorsport Park in Australia. Go for a ride with Conner as he gets his hands on these technology-packed liter-class missiles for the first time.