Yamaha to use seamless gearbox

The news was announced at a press conference in Japan and confirmed by Takaaki Kimura, the Vice-President of Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.

Yamaha focused on technical upgrades like a full seamless shift while developing the 2015 YZR-M1, which is the core technology for improvements in braking.

"During the second Sepang test, we were able to confirm the performance of our seamless gearbox," said Kimura.

"However, we must keep on developing the chassis and electronics to utilize it to its full potential. We will continue to work on the setup at the upcoming test in Qatar, while aiming for the victory at the first round of the 2015 season in Qatar later this month," he added.