Yamaha launches track-only R1 for 2023

Yamaha has been keeping its shoes tied lately.

Between the brand’s successes on the track since Quartararo set the fastest time at the Misano tests, the release in 2022 of the brand from its “Certified Pre-Owned” platformand Signing of Yammie into the Exchangeable Battery Consortiumthe brand barely gave a breather between debuts – and, as usual, we’ve got another Team Blue machine for you.

Yamaha’s all new YZF-R1 GYTR/GYTRPro. Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.

Meet the track-only YZF-R1 GYTR/GYTRPro – Yamaha’s first-ever GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) package for their greatest supersport offering.

This thing is the closest you’ll ever get to having a WSB-spec bike under your caboose (not counting, of course, those WSB-contracted legends who ride around daily).

By giving us the ready-to-go package, Yamaha deliberately freed up space in the old garage; vsare to know the pretty penny needed to get her in there?

Yamaha's all new YZF-R1 GYTR/GYTRPro.  Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.
Yamaha’s all new YZF-R1 GYTR/GYTRPro. Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.

According Moto.comyou hovers between €25,000 and €30,000 for the privilege of ownership…although the price certainly comes with a list of perks.

Over 25 performance-focused bonus parts, ‘Bring the bike to FIM Superstock 1000 rules’, including full Öhlins suspension, Akrapovič racing pipe, Brembo master cylinder brakes (with pads Brembo Z04 brake and stainless steel brake lines), sprung rear calipers, a handy wiring harness and a brand new brand new ECU – all of which will likely complement whatever color you decide to dress up your racing bonnet.

Yamaha's all new YZF-R1 GYTR/GYTRPro.  Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.
Yamaha’s all new YZF-R1 GYTR/GYTRPro. Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.

“With our R series, combined with GYTR Racing parts, we are trying to cater to two target groups”, enthuses Leon Oosterhof, Yamaha Europe’s Race Product Management Manager, to MCN.

“The first is what we call track enthusiasts, who are basically track riders who want to enjoy a few track days a year, but when they go they really want to enjoy it…the technology and…the cool machine .”

See also

Last Wednesday, reigning MotoGP 2021 champion Fabio Quartararo recorded the fastest times in the Misano Test.  Media sourced from Motorcycle Daily.
Yamaha's all new YZF-R1 GYTR/GYTRPro.  Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.
Yamaha’s all new YZF-R1 GYTR/GYTRPro. Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.

“There is a part of that market, of course, that will always prefer to go with a used machine as a base and that’s understandable, but that’s not something that we as a manufacturer can exploit. What we try to do is try to be very accessible in what we offer.

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Yamaha's all new YZF-R1 GYTR/GYTRPro.  Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.
Yamaha’s all new YZF-R1 GYTR/GYTRPro. Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.

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*Media from Moto.com*

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