Essentially, the Yamaha R1 GYTR Pro 25th Anniversary is a Yamaha R1 to which all of the parts in the GYTR Pro catalogue have been added, as well as a special livery which reflects that of the original R1 from 1998.
The GYTR parts include a carbon rear subframe, a modified fuel tank that lowers the centre of gravity, Magneti Marelli ECU, Ohlins FGR forks and TTX shock, underslung swingarm, Brembo braking components, and carbon bodywork.
Only 25 of the 25th anniversary edition bikes will be built, and it can only be ordered online. Those able to grab one will be able to enjoy a day at the track with a dedicated group of Yamaha technicians whose job will be to ensure that each owner gets the maximum from their machine.
Andrea Dosoli, Road Racing Manager, Yamaha Motor Europe, said: “We have developed the range of GYTR Pro performance parts alongside our World Superbike and Endurance World Championship race programs, to enable us to offer our customers the opportunity to experience a level of performance that is truly unique.
“To mark the 25th Anniversary of the R1 we have brought together the bike, the full range of GYTR Pro performance parts and the knowledge and experience of our GYTR Pro Shops to provide a turn-key solution for those Yamaha customers who demand the very best.
“With the R1 GYTR Pro 25th Anniversary edition our customers have the opportunity to enjoy a unique bike; a bike that is as close to the specification of our world championship race machines as it is possible to experience without having a Yamaha contract to race in WorldSBK or EWC.”
Eric de Seynes, President and CEO, Yamaha Motor Europe, said: “The launch of the GYTR Pro range of performance parts is a proud moment for everyone at Yamaha Motor Europe. Now we are able to offer technology developed in tandem with our WorldSBK and EWC race programs directly to our customers.
“Designed by our WorldSBK race engineers and tested by our professional riders, the GYTR Pro range represents the pinnacle of what is possible when it comes to making our race developed technology available to our customers. The turn-key package we are offering to mark the 25th Anniversary of the R1, which I had the great pleasure of unveiling during the Yamaha Racing Experience in Mugello, is also unique.
“Each of the exclusive R1 GYTR Pro 25th Anniversary edition units will be hand built with the full range of GYTR Pro performance parts by the experienced technicians at one of our GYTR Pro Shops, who will also provide technical support during a dedicated set up day at the racetrack. This is a process that few people, other than our professional racers, ever get to experience.”
The Yamaha R1 GYTR Pro 25th Anniversary was unveiled at Mugello during a Yamaha Racing Experience event that was combined with a Yamaha Racing Heritage Club event, celebrating both the R1’s 25th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the first Yamaha TZ productions racers.
Additionally, Yamaha is celebrating 50 years of its YZ motocross line this weekend, with special 1993-inspired liveries for its factory teams in both the Motocross World Championship and AMA Pro Motocross series.