As far as we know, 500 R1M machines were manufactured in the first place, at least this is what Iwata told the media. However, their distribution in various markets remains a mystery, but it looks like this factor was of a lesser importance.
The €23,000 price tag was not at all an impediment
A lot of customers barged in to get their hands on the track-minded R1M, even though the price tag in both Europe and the US did not exactly read “affordable”. Sold for around €23,000 in most European countries, even more in the UK and for $22,000 in the US, the YZF-R1M was considered a bargain for racing teams, as it incorporated a lot of MotoGP-inspired technology.
The R1M is, unquestionably, the pinnacle of Yamaha’s technological prowess in this moment, and one of the most advanced superbikes on the market. The R1 faces strong opposition from the likes of BMW S1000RR or Kawasaki ZX-10R and even Suzuki GSX-R1000 in road racing series around the world, but the model is still fresh.
Yamaha did not specify how many R1M bikes will be manufactured in this second run, and neither did they mention if the price will change (which we guess won’t be the case, for the sake of the first customers who trusted the Three Tuning Forks).
We only know that those who were unable to get an R1M in the first place will be able to order their machines starting with October 1st, 2015. By: autoevolution