Yamaha announces race-derived R1 GYTR for track use only | Motorcycle Updates

Yamaha has unveiled its new R1 sports bike, with full track-orientation and no road homologation.

A new R1 has been rumored for a while, but a track special that is inligible for the road was not necessarily what was expected. There is still EICMA, of course, where something new from Iwata might yet be revealed.

But, what about this track special? Well, it is developed by Genuine Yamaha Technologies Racing (GYTR), who build the track bikes for racers to practice on. They also sponsor the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK team, and the Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) in the Endurance World Championship (EWC).

This bike is aimed at the first of those three, but makes it available in a more accessible way.

Many motorcycle racers – even those not associated with Yamaha, or even those associated with other factories – have found that the R1 is one of the best bikes to practice with. Pedro Acosta, Sam Lowes, Miguel Oliveira and many others have used R1s to train with, and generally those track bikes will feature components from GYTR.

The idea with what is being called the R1 GYTR is to make that offering more accessible. Yamaha see the potential they have with the R1, and so are looking to make the most of it. It also comes after Aprilia launched in Misano their RSV4 XTrenta track bike, and other manufacturers have their own versions, too.

With the R1 GYTR, you get:

  • Akrapovic Race muffler and mid-pipe system
  • AIS plug set
  • Engine cover set
  • GYTR ECU
  • wiring harness
  • PC interface cable
  • GYTR ABS Emulator
  • GYTR On/Off Switch
  • 15/42T 520 sprockets
  • GYTR R-Series 520 racing chain
  • BS R11 tires
  • GYTR Racing Fuel Cap
  • GYTR Stainless Steel Brake Line Set
  • Callipers with GYTR steel piston kit
  • Brembo Z04 brake pads
  • Race handlebars
  • Steering stoppers
  • Shark Fin Rear Sprocket Guard
  • Billet Front Brake Lever Guard
  • Race Rear Set with reverse shifting option
  • Rear stand hooks
  • R-Series Racing Rear Stand
  • Complete Race Cowling Kit in primer white
  • racing screen
  • GYTR Race seat

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