Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR Sold Out in 24 Hours

  • The Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR totally sold out in less than 24 hours.

  • The Yamaha Racing Team crew who won the Suzuka 8-Hours Endurance built the bike.

  • There were only 20 offered at €39,500.

The Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR sold out in less than 24 hours. Jack Bauer wouldn’t even have time to complete his mission. Bummer.

Only 20 were made to commemorate the Yamaha YZF-R1’s 20thanniversary. Additionally, the new YZF-R1 won the prestigious Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance this year. It was the fourth Suzuka 8-Hour victory for the bike in four consecutive years.

The bike was hand-built by the official Yamaha Racing Team who won at Suzuka. It’s evident from the pictures that the bike is completely festooned with performance parts from the GYTR catalog and sponsors.

However, the following parts are enough to make any serious performance rider drool. Brakes are Brembo GP4-RX front calipers gripping 320mm T-Drive discs. Brake fluid is pumped through the Brembo 19RCS Corsa Corta master cylinder. Ohlins FGRT 219 forks and TT36 GP shock. Tyres are Bridgestone V02 (soft) slicks. Akrapovic Evo 2 titanium exhaust system. The fairings are carbon fibre. And a partridge in a pear tree.

Each YZF-R1 GYTR is accompanied by a number engraved on the top triple clamp and certificate of authenticity.

It was offered at €39,500 but it didn’t stop the 20 lucky buyers. They have been real nice this year.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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