Track day and racing fans in the supersport category will be happy to hear that the Yamaha YZF-R6 will continue to be offered as a track-only model for the 2022 model year, with the tuning fork brand bring two variations to market next year.
2022 Yamaha R6 RACE
The Yamaha YZF-R6 RACE is a track-day focused machine, and is basically the street bike without the necessary equipment to be street legal.
That is to say, Yamaha has removed items like the headlight, mirrors, license plate bracket, etc, in order to make a machine that is ready to rip on your local closed circuit.
You can get the 2022 Yamaha YZF-R6 in any color you want, as long as it’s black, and you better like gold-colored forks as well.
All of the components are the same as the old street bike, which means KYB suspension, radially mounted four-piston calipers at the front, with 320mm discs, and Yamaha’s stock electronics package.
Deliveries will commence from February 2022. Prices may vary per region, please contact the national Yamaha distributor for full information.
2022 Yamaha R6 GYTR
For those looking for a little bit more out of the box, and a turnkey racing solution, Big Blue will also have available the 2022 Yamaha R6 GYTR.
As the name implies, this bike is fitted with no shortage of Yamaha’s genuine aftermarket accessories, which turn the already potent Yamaha YZF-R6 into a ready-made track weapon.
The most important aspect of the 2022 Yamaha R6 GYTR is the programmable superstock race ECU, though there are certainly a bevy of other go-fast parts included that will tickle the fancy.
Yamaha R6 GYTR Technical Highlights:
- GYTR race cowling set
- Akrapovič full race exhaust system
- GYTR ECU set
- GYTR wire harness set
- GYTR interface cable
- GYTR on/off switch
- GYTR AIS plug set
- GYTR ABS emulator
- GYTR keyless fuel cap
- GYTR seat cushion
- Stainless steel brake line set for front and rear
- GYTR fully adjustable race rear set
- Optional reverse shifting kit
- Rear sprocket protector (shark fin)
- Front brake lever guard
- DID gold race chain 520 conversion
- Sprocket drive 15T / rear sprocket 46T
- Sprocket nut set for 520 conversion
- Rear paddock stand hooks
- Paddock stand
The Yamaha R6 GYTR comes delivered in primer white, ready for your race livery, and other parts are available from GYTR in addition to what is listed here, for the full supersport experience.
Deliveries of the R6 GYTR will commence from January 2022. Prices may vary per region, please contact the national Yamaha distributor for full information.
Source: Yamaha Europe