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Yamaha YZF-R1 GYTR 20th Anniversary Edition (1 of 20)


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"Number 18 of only 20 YZF-R1 20th Anniversary Edition!"

We are delighted to offer for sale this extremely rare number 18 of 20 Yamaha YZF-R1 20th Anniversary Edition. In 2018 Yamaha celebrated its 20th YZF-R1 Anniversary with a track ready GYTR specification YZF-R1 in victorious Suzuka 8 Hours livery. 2018 saw the 20th anniversary of one the most iconic designs in motorcycle history, the Yamaha YZF-R1. This first 1998 model revolutionised superbike engineering. The engine size and position, the configuration of parts within the chassis and the chassis itself were all re-imagined. Yamaha have continued to use their industry defining superbike as a platform for innovation for two decades now, reaching unprecedented levels of excellence in the sport bike industry.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their ground-breaking machine, three Yamaha Racing Teams entered the legendary Suzuka 8 Hours on YZF-R1’s sporting the vintage red and white livery of the original 1998 YZF-R1. On-board their special edition machines and wearing matching leathers, the Yamaha Factory Racing Team of Alex Lowes, Michael van der Mark and Katsuyuki Nakasuga delivered a heroic effort to secure a historic consecutive 4th victory in this prestigious endurance race.

4-stroke, liquid-cooled, in-line four, crossplane crank
998cc with c.200bhp
Transmission: 6-speed seemless gearbox
Ohlins FGRT 219 front forks
Ohlins TTX36 rear shock absorber
Fully adjustable steering damper
Race wiring harness, ECU, CCU & quick throttle
Full titanium Akrapovic Evolution 2 exhaust system
Full carbon fibre fairings
This particular bike was bought new by the vendor who had to enter a ballot of over 900 people to be permitted to buy one of these 20 bikes. For the last 4 years it has been on display at the Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) Head Office where these bikes were built. It is believed that of the 20 bikes originally built only 3 have never been ridden and this is one of them!