In celebration of the 25th anniversary of its most iconic superbike, Yamaha has introduced the Yamaha R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary limited edition for 2023.

  • Developed by Yamaha Motor Europe and its GYTR PRO Shop, this special edition boasts an array of upgrades, setting new standards for performance and specification within the R1 range.
  • Working in collaboration with Yamaha Motor Research & Development Europe (YMRE), the same team responsible for the development of Iwata brands’ World Superbike machines, Yamaha aims to bring World Superbike levels of specification and performance to the R1 series.

The GYTR Pro 25th Anniversary bike comes equipped with several standard upgrades to enhance its performance. Notable additions include a carbon sub-frame, a modified fuel tank with a lower center of gravity, and a Magneti Marelli ECU. The bike’s front end features Öhlins FGR front forks and a TTX rear shock with a pneumatic preload adjuster, ensuring more predictable handling and superior suspension.

Additionally, an underslung swingarm, previously developed for WorldSBK, complements upgraded Brembo braking calipers on both ends. Full carbon fiber bodywork further minimizes weight and optimizes aerodynamic performance.

Moreover, the bike offers the option to include the GYTR PRO Electronic System (GPES) module, an advanced electronics engine package providing data acquisition and control. GPES enables riders to access the latest electronic software rider aids, such as anti-wheelie, launch control, engine braking management, adjustable fuelling, and traction control.

With only 25 units scheduled for production within the European region, Yamaha bills this model as the ultimate R1. Interested buyers need to act swiftly to secure their limited-edition machine. Each bike will be assembled at the GYTR Pro Shop of the owner’s choice. Furthermore, lucky owners will have the privilege of a personalized setup, carried out by a team of Yamaha technicians, ensuring an experience akin to the treatment given to the factory’s WorldSBK riders.

As the celebration of 25 years of the R1 commences, motorbike enthusiasts and Yamaha fans alike eagerly anticipate the debut of this extraordinary machine, set to redefine sportbike performance standards.

Yamaha has unveiled a new track-only R1 GYTR motorcycle.

  • The Japanese marquee recently filed a new trademark filing for the R1. 
  • The latest generation R1 is ineligible for the road but we could see a road legal version soon, likely at the EICMA show in November.

That said, what’s new about the track-only R1? 

Firstly, like the previous track-oriented R1, it is developed by Genuine Yamaha Technologies Racing (GYTR).  GYTR also responsible for developing practice bikes for racers.

In addition, GYTR also sponsors GRT Yamaha WorldSBK team and the Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) competing in the Endurance World Championship (EWC).

According to Yamaha, the R1 GYTR features track-ready components including:

  • Akrapovic Race muffler and mid-pipe system
  • AIS plug set
  • Engine cover set
  • Wiring harness
  • PC interface cable
  • GYTR ABS Emulator
  • GYTR On/Off Switch
  • 15/42T 520 sprockets
  • GYTR R-Series 520 racing chain
  • BS R11 tires
  • GYTR Racing Fuel Cap
  • GYTR Stainless Steel Brake Line Set
  • Callipers with GYTR steel piston kit
  • Brembo Z04 brake pads
  • Race handlebars
  • Steering stoppers
  • Shark Fin Rear Sprocket Guard
  • Billet Front Brake Lever Guard
  • Race Rear Set with reverse shifting option
  • Rear stand hooks
  • R-Series Racing Rear Stand
  • Complete Race Cowling Kit in primer white
  • Racing screen
  • GYTR Race seat

Unfortunately, the race-ready R1 GYTR can only be purchased from GYTR Pro Shops. Customers can also personalised the settings with the help of GYTR. 

Also, GYTR will introduce more than 400 components developed specifically for the R1 including race parts currently used on Yamaha’s WorldSBK machine. 

The GYTR Pro range includes:

  • GYTR PRO Swingarm
  • GYTR PRO large capacity and low gravity fuel tank
  • GTTR PRO Carbon rear subframe
  • GYTR PRO Triple clamp
  • GYTR PRO Carbon cowling set
  • GYTR Pro screen
  • GYTR PRO Dashboard
  • GYTR PRO Dash support
  • GYTR PRO Handlebars
  • GYTR PRO Handle bar switches
  • GYTR PRO Marelli electronics (customised)
  • GYTR PRO Airducts for brake calipers
  • GYTR PRO Brake lines
  • GYTR PRO Brembo wheel adaptors
  • GYTR PRO Clutch
  • GYTR PRO Side steering damper with bracket and clamp
  • GYTR PRO MB radiator
  • GYTR PRO Akrapovic system
  • GYTR PRO Brake lever protector

According to Yamaha, the entire GYTR Pro range will be announced by the end of the year. 

  • Model Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR telah habis dijual ke semuanya dalam tempoh kurang daripada 24 jam.
  • Kru pasukan Yamaha Racing Team yang telah memenangi perlumbaan Suzuka 8-Hours Endurance bertanggungjawab dalam pembinaannya.
  • Hanya 20 buah unit yang ditawarkan pada harga €39,500.


  • 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.


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