Yamaha Celebrates 25 Years of Dominance with the R1 GYTR PRO Limited Edition


For a quarter of a century, the Yamaha R1 has been a symbol of speed, power, and track prowess. To commemorate this iconic motorcycle’s 25th Anniversary, Yamaha has unleashed the ultimate track weapon: the Yamaha R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary Limited Edition.

This exclusive edition promises to deliver world championship-winning performance, thanks to its range of Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR®) PRO performance parts, developed alongside Yamaha’s World Superbike and Endurance World Championship race programs.

Crafted by the same engineers responsible for the championship-winning R1 WorldSBK machine, the GYTR PRO performance parts offer Yamaha customers a taste of WorldSBK performance for the very first time. The GYTR PRO parts elevate the R1’s capabilities, making it a force to be reckoned with on the track.

The extraordinary GYTR PRO performance components consist of a meticulously crafted carbon rear subframe that is specifically engineered to cater to a customized fuel tank for enhanced stability and the ECU. Öhlins FGR front forks and a TTX rear shock with a pneumatic preload adjuster provide exceptional handling and suspension adjustability, similar to what Yamaha’s professional road racers experience.

The underslung swingarm, developed exclusively for Yamaha’s WorldSBK race program, enhances maximum lean angle and rear grip. Furthermore, Brembo braking components at the front and rear offer the ultimate stopping power. The carbon fiber bodywork, engineered together with the screen, ensures optimal aerodynamic performance.

One of the standout features of the R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary is the optional GYTR PRO Electronic System (GPES) module. This state-of-the-art package for engine control and data acquisition, developed by YMRE in WorldSBK and the FIM Endurance World Championship, includes electronic rider aids such as anti-wheelie, launch control, engine braking management, adjustable fueling, and traction control. Supplied with a ready-to-go base setting, the GPES provides an excellent starting point for fine-tuning the motorcycle’s performance on the track.

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Creating this exceptional range of performance parts took years of development at the highest level, with input from Yamaha WorldSBK riders Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Andrea Locatelli, as well as test rider Niccolò Canepa. Even the legendary Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Ambassador and nine-time World Champion, was presented with an R1 equipped with select GYTR PRO performance parts during the GYTR PRO concept’s introduction at EICMA.

To mark this momentous occasion, Yamaha is producing an exclusive run of only 25 R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary machines. These motorcycles will be meticulously hand-built from the ground up and feature the entire range of GYTR PRO performance parts. Each bike will be assembled by experienced technicians in one of the 25 GYTR PRO Shops scattered across Europe, ensuring the utmost attention to detail.

Easily distinguishable as the ultimate track day tool, the R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary will boast a special commemorative livery adorning its race-developed carbon fiber bodywork. Potential owners eager to secure this limited-edition masterpiece will have to act fast and place their orders online, choosing their preferred GYTR Pro Shop for the bike’s preparation to their exact requirements.

To ensure that each of the 25 fortunate owners can unlock the full potential of their R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary machines, Yamaha will treat them to a dedicated track day experience. With the guidance of Yamaha’s expert technicians, owners will have their bikes fine-tuned to match their individual riding styles, following the same process used by Yamaha’s world championship teams with riders like Toprak Razgatlıoğlu.

Without a doubt, the R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary Limited Edition, equipped with a specification as close to Yamaha’s world championship race bikes as possible, offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for motorcycle enthusiasts.

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Marcelo Souza

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