Yamaha Motor Europe offers race-prepared YZF-R1s for sale – Roadracing World Magazine

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GYTR: our racing DNA

With the same winning DNA the company has had since its founding and the same knowledge applied to all R-series machines, Yamaha engineers have brought cutting-edge technology to every performance accessory they’ve designed for over 40 years. years, and today these components are known as Yamaha Technology Racing Genuine Parts (GYTR®).

GYTR Racing parts are engineered in tandem with your Yamaha for unparalleled integration, using advanced materials like carbon fiber and aircraft-grade aluminum. Once the design is complete, GYTR items undergo the highest level of performance and durability analysis. This makes GYTR Accessories the only performance products expertly developed and backed by Yamaha – specifically designed for your Yamaha, by Yamaha.

A 2023 Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor Europe.

From the earliest days, GYTR technology has helped propel Yamaha racing teams to numerous podiums and successes. Today, the link between motorsport business development and customers has become even stronger, thanks to a reinforcement strategy aimed at securing Yamaha Racing technology for every customer who wants to get the most out of their R- Series.

GYTR PRO SHOPS: from racing to customers

Winning world championship titles is not the only ultimate goal. Yamaha is customer-centric, which means the brand always aims to give customers the best service and experience. From that statement, Yamaha created the GYTR PRO SHOPS concept in 2021: the first and only place anyone from pro racers to track riders can go for all their racing needs. It’s where they can connect with experts and race techs, get their hands on high spec components and have their bikes tuned and customized to the highest standard.

A 2023 Yamaha YZF-R1 GYT-R. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor Europe.
A 2023 Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor Europe.

There are now 17 GYTR PRO SHOPS across Europe, with plans to grow to 25 in the coming months, and they are all connected to race programs and offer bespoke solutions for R1, R6 bikes , R7 and R3 from customers. Starting December 2022, these GYTR PRO SHOPS will be the only place to get the new 2023 R1 GYTR.

Concept R1 GYTR 2023

The Yamaha R1 is a proven race bike, winning championships and races at the top of production motorcycle racing, WorldSBK and national series around the world. Its unique and responsive CP4 engine delivers linear torque with excellent feel, while its distinctive chassis delivers unrivaled handling, further enhanced by KYB 43mm front forks. The electronic IMU package, ride-by-wire throttle, brake control and engine brake management further amplify the smooth driving experience.

The 43mm KYB front forks and Brembo front brake calipers of a 2023 Yamaha YZF-R1 GYT-R. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor Europe.
The 43mm KYB front fork and Brembo front brake calipers of a 2023 Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor Europe.

Like the R6 GYTR, the new R1 GYTR 2023 is made for racing. Designed for customers looking for performance and quality, the R1 GYTR is prepared specifically for track use (not homologated for road use). Designed to be faster and more precise than ever, the R1 GYTR is the ultimate canvas for customizing your own superbike machine. Designed to provide an efficient package for riders and racers on the track, it comes with only the parts needed for the track and equipped with over 25 carefully selected GYTR parts and an Akrapovic muffler and link pipe system .

Other benefits for riders include improved power output and handling, making it the perfect race bike for all ability levels, with fine-tuned performance across the rev range. The wide variety of ECU tuning options makes it easy to drive to your limits, delivering optimized speed and agility through a range of lightweight parts. In accordance with FIM Stock 1000 regulations, the R1 GYTR offers improved braking and aerodynamics with the ideal riding position to get the most out of your experience. It is completely keyless and comes with a rear kickstand for added convenience.

The 2023 Yamaha YZF-R1 GYT-R comes with a 520 chain and sprockets kit, shark fin, swingarm mount receivers, rear swingarm mount, and more.  Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor Europe.
The 2023 GYTR Yamaha YZF-R1 comes with a 520 chain and sprockets kit, shark fin, swingarm mount receivers, rear swingarm mount, and more. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor Europe.

Technical Highlights R1 GYTR

ENGINE

• Akrapovic Race silencer and mid-pipe system

• Set of AIS sockets

• Engine cowl clearance

ELECTRONIC

• GYTR-ECU

• Wiring harness

• PC interface cable

• GYTR ABS Emulator

• GYTR on/off switch

DRIVING SYSTEM

• 15/42T 520 sprockets

• GYTR R-Series 520 Race Chain

FRAME

• BS R11 tires

• GYTR Racing fuel cap

• GYTR stainless steel brake line set

• Calipers with GYTR steel piston kit

• Brembo Z04 brake pads

• Racing handlebar

• Steering stops

• Shark Fin rear sprocket guard

• Billet front brake lever guard

• Race Rear Set with reverse shift option

• Rear stand hooks

• R-series racing rear kickstand

BODY

• Complete racing hood kit in primer white

• Race screen

• GYTR racing seat

The combination of factory modifications, GYTR parts and GYTR PRO SHOP know-how makes the R1 GYTR faster and more accurate than ever. The Yamaha experience doesn’t end when a customer purchases their motorcycle. GYTR PRO SHOP can offer much more: additional parts, custom tuning (suspension, engine, braking, etc.), advice for races and track days.

For riders who always want more, Yamaha is releasing a very special new line of racing components to the public: the GYTR PRO line.

The 2023 Yamaha YZF-R1 GYT-R comes with rearsets that allow for a reverse shift pattern.  Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor Europe.
The 2023 GYTR Yamaha YZF-R1 comes with rearsets that allow for a reverse shift pattern. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor Europe.

The GYTR PRO range: closer than ever to the R1 WorldSBK

After the historic Triple Crown in 2021, four Yamaha Racing teams compete in the FIM Superbike World Championship with the Yamaha R1: Team Toprak Razgatlıoğlu won the world title with – Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK – as well as GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team, GIL Motorsport Yamaha WorldSBK Team and Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSBK Team. All bikes are equipped with GYTR parts to increase the performance of the R1 and components developed by Yamaha Racing engineers specifically for machines that race at the highest level. Today, Yamaha is offering these components, in limited quantities, to all Yamaha riders at GYTR PRO SHOPS.

So customers will be able to build an R1 with all the same parts as the R1 WorldSBK, using the new Yamaha GYTR PRO range. Yamaha first gave a taste of this range of special parts with the R1 GYTR PRO VR46, offered to Valentino Rossi in 2021 using a combination of parts from the future GYTR and GYTR PRO catalogs, and some high-end components from ‘Öhlins and Brembo.

400 parts have been developed for the entire GYTR PRO range, with targeted availability through GYTR PRO SHOPS from April 2023.

Some of the key components of the GYTR PRO line are:

• GYTR PRO swingarm

• Large capacity, low gravity GYTR PRO fuel tank

• GTTR PRO carbon rear subframe

• Triple clamp GYTR PRO

• GYTR PRO carbon fairing set

• GYTR Pro display

• GYTR PRO Dashboard

• Support for GYTR PRO Dashboard

• GYTR PRO handlebars

• GYTR PRO Handlebar Switches

• GYTR PRO Marelli electronics (customized)

• GYTR PRO air ducts for brake calipers

• GYTR PRO brake lines

• GYTR PRO Brembo wheel adapters (front and rear) to fit Öhlins FGR400 front forks and inverted swingarm

• GYTR PRO clutch

• GYTR PRO Side steering damper with bracket and clamp

• GYTR PRO MB Radiator

• GYTR PRO Akrapovic System

• GYTR PRO brake lever protector

With such an interesting parts list, Yamaha couldn’t help but demonstrate Yamaha GYTR PRO SHOPS expertise by building a few R1 GYTR PRO equipped bikes mirroring the R1 WorldSBK machine. A bike that customers can have built in their GYTR PRO SHOP.

The complete list of the full GYTR PRO range and their prices will be announced by the end of the year.

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