Only 25 units are available.
Yamaha took the wraps off the R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary edition—which as the name suggests, celebrates 25 years of the iconic R1 nameplate. As with the R1 GYTR that was launched last September, this special edition will also be available via the GYTR PRO Shop network in Europe.
For those scratching their heads, ‘GYTR’ is an acronym for Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing, and this special edition motorcycle is adorned with those parts—which include a carbon rear subframe that has been designed to accommodate both a modified fuel tank with a lower centre of gravity and a Magneti Marelli ECU. Öhlins FGR front forks and a TTX rear shock with a pneumatic preload adjuster are claimed to offer more predictable handling and the same level of suspension adjustment as those available on Yamaha’s professional road racers.
An underslung swingarm, developed specifically for Yamaha’s WorldSBK race program, is said to improve maximum lean angle and rear grip, while Brembo braking components front and rear are claimed to offer the ultimate stopping power. Also available is a GYTR PRO Electronic System (GPES) module, featuring the latest electronic software rider aids, such as anti-wheelie, launch control, engine braking management, adjustable fuelling, and traction control.