Yamaha R7 gets treated with limited edition Suzuka 8 Hours livery, which will be available as a bolt-on kit soon.
Suzuka 8 Hours race-inspired livery for the Yamaha R7 previewed.
It’s a complete bolt-on exterior kit mirroring the race bike that never raced.
Quality of each set promises to be the same as it was painted by robots.
Kit will not come cheap at ¥220,000 – roughly RM7,523.94 – each.
Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Yamaha R7 couldn’t go racing in the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance event back in 2020. However, said initiative didn’t fizzle out completely as a race bike was actually built.
Said race bike lives on thanks to this newly revealed bolt-on exterior kit for the middleweight sports.
Called the YZF-R7 YAMALUBE Exterior Set, the kit consists a front fender, left and right belly pan, headlight cowl, lower fairing, left and right tail garnishes, and top, left, and right tank covers. All were painted by robots using a similar technique seen in the Sunburst colorway found in the Yamaha SR400.
The result of which sees the kit transform the Yamaha R7 to look like the race bike that was set to compete in the famed endurance race. The livery employs plenty of gradients fading from blue to black, along with a subtle red striping, as well as a set of sponsor logos.
As our title suggests, this Suzuka 8 Hours-inspired livery kit from the Tuning Fork brand for the R7 will be a limited release offering. Sources indicate that it will be released starting from August this year in Japan, where it will fetch a hefty retail price of ¥220,000 – roughly RM7,523.94. Ouch.