To mark the 25th Anniversary of the iconic R1, Yamaha through its GYTR PRO Shop network, will offer customers the unique opportunity to experience world championship-winning performance, courtesy of a range of Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) PRO performance parts developed alongside Yamaha’s World Superbike and Endurance World Championship race programs.
Designed by the same engineers at Yamaha Motor Research & Development Europe (YMRE) responsible for the development of the World Championship-winning R1 WorldSBK machine, the range of GYTR PRO performance parts makes WorldSBK performance available to Yamaha customers for the first time.
The range of GYTR PRO performance parts for the R1 includes but is not limited to an ultra-strong and lightweight carbon rear subframe that has been designed to accommodate both a modified fuel tank with a lower centre of gravity and the Magneti Marelli ECU. Ohlins FGR front forks and a TTX rear shock with a pneumatic preload adjuster. An underslung swingarm, developed specifically for Yamaha’s WorldSBK race program, while Brembo braking components front and rear provide the ultimate stopping power. The carbon fibre bodywork is ultra-strong, lightweight and has been designed together with the screen to offer optimal aerodynamic performance.
Also available is a GYTR PRO Electronic System (GPES) module, a state-of-the-art package for engine control and data acquisition developed by YMRE in WorldSBK and the FIM Endurance World Championship. The GPES features the most up-to-date electronic software rider aids, such as anti-wheelie, launch control, engine braking management, adjustable fuelling, and traction control, and is supplied with a ready-to-go base setting that provides an excellent starting point for finetuning on track.
To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the R1, Yamaha has commissioned an exclusive run of 25 R1 machines that will be hand built from the chassis up and will feature the full range of GYTR PRO performance parts.
The R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary will be assembled exclusively by experienced technicians in one of the 25 GYTR PRO Shops across Europe and will be immediately identifiable as the ultimate track day tool courtesy of the special commemorative livery adorning the race-developed carbon fibre bodywork.