The Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR is one special machine, and only 20 of them will be made worldwide.
That production number helps commemorate the fact that this is the 20th anniversary of the YZF-R1 superbike, and the bike also helps give a nod to the fact that this year Yamaha won the Suzuka 8-Hour endurance race an unprecedented fourth time in a row.
A track-only machine, the Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR will be painstakingly built by members from the Suzuka-winning Official Yamaha Racing Team crew. Though it is littered with parts from the GYTR catalog and other sponsors, Yamaha is curious mum when it comes to any performance figures about the bike.
We do know that the Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR has an Akrapovic exhaust (Full Evo 2 Titanium), Brembo brake setup (GP4-RX front calipers, 320mm T-Drive discs, and 19RCS Corsa Corta master cylinder), carbon fiber fairings, Öhlins suspension (FGRT 219 forks, TTX36 GP shock), and Bridgestone slicks (V02 soft).
Also, each Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR has its limited edition number engraved on the top yoke, and will be shipped with a certificate of authenticity.
Cost? €39,500 including VAT, which means the price will vary from country to country. Offered by Yamaha Motor Europe, it doesn’t seem that the Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR is intended to come across the pond…but where there’s a will, there’s a way.
If you are interested in this race-track focused superbike, then you can hit Yamaha’s order form right here.
And, if you don’t think that you will be one of the lucky 1 in 20 that gets to own this machine, the photo gallery below is stocked with super high-resolution photos…because that is as close as you are ever going to get to the Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR superbike.
Source: Yamaha Motor Europe