Yamaha will offer a very special version of its R1. A tool, a weapon, a pure distributor of high voltage pleasure for the track. That for the track! With this R1 GYTR, a trend is confirmed: that of motorcycles prepared directly by a manufacturer and ready to crack the circuit. The Aprilias of the Factory Works department, the BMW HP4 Race, the GSX-R Ryuyo, formerly the MV-Agusta F4 1000 Veltro Pista have already illustrated this very specialized craze; Another competitive approach.
Already in 2018, Yamaha had prepared an R1 specially to promote the new GYTR department, a merger of YEC and the previous GYTR. A demonstration machine of the level of a Superbike wheel.
This time, the temptation is too strong for this super R1 to run away from the workshops to conquer the trackers. She formed a small clan, no more than 20 excited, who grabbed a good selection of racing parts but didn’t have time to get into a big engine prep. This leaves the choice to future buyers to stuff the mill if the level of performance is not violent enough.
Stop the lap! The beauty claims it loud and clear with its all-carbon casing covered with a more than symbolic decoration. Nothing less than that of the official team that won the 8 Hours of Suzuka 2018 … Deco itself modeled on the very first YZF-R1. Two decades ago, this radical thoroughbred slammed the world of sports, heralding the future domination of the 1000 cc for the sector..
On the equipment side, the main on-board accessories are a set of racing wiring harness, an electronic control unit (ECU), a communications control unit (CCU) and a throttle grip. quick draw. The suspensions are from Öhlins, with an FGRT 219 fork, TTX36 GP rear shock and steering damper, all fully adjustable. The vigor of the 4-cylinder crossplane will deliver a bit more than the stock 200 horsepower with an Akrapovic Evolution 2 titanium exhaust – more sound, free breath and definite weight gain. Gilles Tooling crankcase and wheel axle protectors reinforce the protection of the motorcycle. It is estimated that the power should climb to 210 nags for a weight stabilizing around 190 kilos all full..
The half-handlebars studded with racing buttons instantly put you in the Superbike mood. The triple tree, hollowed out to the max, bears the hallmark of its exclusivity, with its limited edition number etched into the flesh … er, into the metal. No need for a contactor or trinkets like that. His world is different, surrounded by electric blankets, leather suits and tense trajectories.
20 years for the R1, 20 copies for the GYTR, one per year of sportivo-racing expression.
As for the R1M, the reservation was made online before validating the order at a dealership. It was possible … for a short while. You had to be motivated and quick because they were all booked in a few hours. Those who drew quickly enough will be able to issue a big check to finalize the acquisition of this ideology. They will automatically receive entry to the 2019 Yamaha Racing Experience (YRE), where specialists await them to show them how to get the most out of this exceptional machine. Modern sports cars went radical at the dawn of the 2000s. That is not enough for them today; so, they are accomplished in exclusivity.
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YZF 750 R7 OW-02 2002
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about 300 km / h
The technical aspect
2019 Yamaha 1000 YZF-R1 GYTR
- Tank: 17 liters
- Wheelbase: 1,405 mm
- Operating weight: 190 kg
- Train before
- secondary by chain
- Rear axle
(79 x 50.9 mm)