Track ready GYTR 20th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1 | 20 Only

Yamaha celebrates 20th YZF-R1 Anniversary with a track ready GYTR specification YZF-R1 in victorious Suzuka 8 Hours livery

GYTR Yamaha YZF-R1
Suzuka 8 Hours livery

2018 saw the 20th anniversary of one the most iconic designs in motorcycle history, the Yamaha YZF-R1.

The first 1998 model revolutionised superbike engineering and Yamaha have continued to use their industry defining superbike as a platform for innovation for two decades now.

Yamaha YZF R GYTR Special RHS
GYTR Yamaha YZF-R1

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their ground-breaking machine, three Yamaha Racing Teams entered the legendary Suzuka 8 Hours on YZF-R1’s sporting the vintage red and white livery of the original 1998 YZF-R1.

Suzuka Hour QP Nakasuga
Katsuyuki Nakasuga – 2018 Suzuka 8 Hour

On-board their special edition machines and wearing matching leathers, the Yamaha Factory Racing Team of Alex Lowes, Michael van der Mark and Katsuyuki Nakasuga delivered a heroic effort to secure a historic consecutive 4th victory in this prestigious endurance race.

Suzuka Hour Yamaha Winners
Yamaha Factory Racing Team – 2018 Suzuka 8 Hour winners

Marking this momentous occasion and two decades of leading the way in superbike technology, Yamaha Motor Europe will released a limited edition, track ready 2019 YZF-R1 GYTR.

Yamaha YZF R GYTR Special Front
GYTR 20th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

Featuring the winning 20th Anniversary Suzuka 8 Hours livery including a wide range of GYTR Performance Products – Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing – and other performance parts as standard. The YZF-R1 GYTR is for track use only.

Yamaha YZF R GYTR Special RHF
GYTR 20th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

The key GYTR equipment on YZF-R1 GYTR includes a race wire harness set, ECU, CCU and quick throttle.

Yamaha YZF R GYTR Special Cockpit
GYTR 20th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

This exclusive racer also comes with a high performance Öhlins FGRT 219 front fork package.

Yamaha YZF R GYTR Special Forks Brakes
GYTR 20th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

Ohlins TTX36 GP rear shock and fully adjustable steering damper as well as a full titanium Akrapovič Evolution 2 exhaust system.

Yamaha YZF R GYTR Special Shock
GYTR 20th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

And to shield the bike, there are protectors for crankcase and wheel axles by Gilles Tooling.

Yamaha YZF R GYTR Special Badge
GYTR 20th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

There will also be an optional addition of non-Yamaha racing parts, specially selected and installed by racing engineers of a partnering Official Yamaha Racing Team. They ensure each bike will be adorned with a full carbon race fairing in iconic Suzuka 8 Hours livery and after their assembly a dyno engine break-in and tailored chassis set-up is performed, so each individual will be fully ready to conquer the track. This is a machine for true racing fans.

Yamaha YZF R GYTR Special LHS
GYTR 20th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha Motor Europe will be releasing twenty units of this exclusive machine, one for each year the YZF-R1 has been setting pace in the superbike world.

Yamaha YZF R GYTR Special LHF
GYTR 20th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

The model shown at EICMA is a prototype and customers will have access to the final and full specifications as well as pricing in mid-December when customers will also be able to reserve their bike online before purchasing their 2019 YZF-R1 GYTR at an Official Yamaha Dealer.

Yamaha YZF R GYTR Special Tail
GYTR 20th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

Anyone lucky enough to get their hands on this unique piece of motorcycle history will also automatically receive admission to the 2019 Yamaha Racing Experience (YRE) where they will be taught by the specialists how to get the most out of their track ready racing machine.

Yamaha YZF R GYTR Special Rear
GYTR 20th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R

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