In 1961, Yamaha competed in its first series of World Grands Prix, finishing in points only in its second GP race with its RD48 2-stroke at the Isle of Man TT. Yamaha is commemorating the 60th anniversary of this definitive year and its rich racing history with three new special edition models – the 2022 YZF-R3, YZF-R7 and YZF-R1 are all available in a World GP 60th Anniversary Edition livery. Based on Yamaha’s iconic white and red chain block, complete with a yellow license plate, these striking machines pay homage to Yamaha’s passion for racing and its commitment to winning at the highest level of motorcycle racing.
“Racing has always been in Yamaha’s DNA, as well as a cornerstone of motorcycle development,” said Derek Brooks, Yamaha Motorcycle Product Line Manager. “Nowhere is this more evident than with our R-Series bikes, which have benefited from years of Grand Prix racing. Technology and designs have trickled down to our production Superbike and Supersport machines, making them dominant forces in MotoAmerica racing for so many years. “
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In addition to the World GP 60th anniversary color scheme, each of the commemorative motorcycles also includes gold wheels, gold forks, Yamaha factory team Gold Tuning Fork emblems, black levers and badge. special commemorative on the airbox cover.
“We are delighted to give Yamaha enthusiasts the opportunity to own this piece of Yamaha racing history,” added Brooks. “These distinctive 60th Anniversary World GP editions are incredible to see in person with the instantly recognizable classic Yamaha Racing white and red livery and a range of other special details.”
The 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition (MSRP $ 9,299) and 2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition (MSRP $ 18,099) will be available in November 2021. The 2022 YZF- Edition R3 World GP 60th Anniversary (MSRP $ 5,499) will be available in February 2022.
2022 Yamaha R-series Sportbikes
Sixty years of racing have given Yamaha the expertise to develop and refine its line of sportbike models. From the entry-level YZF-R3 to the exclusive GP-inspired YZF-R1M, Yamaha’s R-series models offer options for riders of all skill levels and budget levels.
The Standard Edition Yamaha YZF-R3, featuring aggressive R-Series styling and a lightweight 321cc parallel-twin at high revs, and the Standard Edition Yamaha YZF-R1, featuring advanced electronics derived from MotoGP, is back in the range of Yamaha sports motorcycles. and the powerful 998cc CP4 Crossplane engine. For 2022, the YZF-R3 and YZF-R1 now feature an updated Team Yamaha Blue color option with graphic details and accents aligned with the Yamaha YZF-R7 2022, including matte blue and cyan blue accents. For bikers looking for a darker option, the YZF-R3 is also available in Midnight Black, and the YZF-R1 is available in Performance Black.
Also back in the Yamaha lineup for 2022 is the top-of-the-line YZF-R1M, now featuring a new color design that further accentuates the carbon fiber front fairing and aluminum fuel tank, with a slightly larger side fairing. blue.
The 2022 YZF-R3 will be available in December in Team Yamaha Blue or Midnight Black with an MSRP of $ 5,299. The YZF-R1 2022 will be available in November in Team Yamaha Blue or Performance Black with an MSRP of $ 17,599, and the YZF-R1M 2022 will be available in January 2022, with an MSRP of $ 26,299.
2022 Yamaha YZF-R6 GYTR
Yamaha has a long history of supporting amateur and professional Supersport racing and to continue in this endeavor a 2022 track-only YZF-R6 GYTR will be available for purchase in extremely limited numbers. Original Yamaha Technology Racing YZF-R6 includes complete racing body in primer white, GYTR YZF-R6 racing seat, GYTR ECU and wiring harness with interface cable, full Akrapovič exhaust , 520 chain and sprocket kit, racing rear sets, AIS socket set, billet front brake lever guard, shark fin rear sprocket guard, GYTR ABS emulator, GYTR racing fuel cap, GYTR on / off switch and GYTR brake line set, among other specialty parts.
The new Yamaha YZF-R6 GYTR 2022 will be available at dealerships starting April 2022 and has an MSRP of $ 18,399. Contact your local Yamaha dealer if you would like to make a deposit on this limited production motorcycle.
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