Yamaha R1's strongest superbike comes even more ferocious for the legend.


Yamaha Motor Europe celebrates Valentino Rossi's career with the 2022 R1 GYTR VR46. This special version of the vehicle was revealed at EICMA 2021. The bike features several racing components from the GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) catalog.

In addition, the paint scheme and livery attached to this supersport were designed by Aldo Drudi. The legend of Tavullia immediately enjoyed this special prize on the Misano circuit.

MotoGP Valencia marks the final chapter of The Doctor's journey throughout the Grand Prix world championship for 26 years. His figure was the most prominent in the history of this world's prestigious motorcycle racing. He has made hundreds of wins. Impressive performances on the track have influenced and inspired the younger generation of riders.

His brilliant achievements in the MotoGP, 250cc and 125cc classes include nine world titles, 115 victories, and 235 podiums during his 425 race. To honor Rossi's excellent service, Yamaha built a special R1 for him. Comes with a special livery produced directly by Aldo Drudi, a friend and well-known helmet designer.


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The R1 GYTR VR46 features parts of the 2022 GYTR specification. There are also unique features that are all developed directly from the Yamaha World Superbike (WSBK). This unit also helped the manufacturer achieve the 2021 WorldSBK Triple Crown (driver, team, and title). And this model is also the highest specification Supersport Yamaha has ever made for track use.

This YZF-R1 is special because it has a new carbon fiber fairing kit and a subframe that uses the same material. The tank capacity is increased to 22 liters, all designed with weight reduction in mind. The installed Brembo brake package was developed for maximum stopping power.

The suspension relies on the Ohlins brand. A set of GYTR wheels from Marchesini that are known for being light and robust. Air filter to WorldSBK specifications. While the high-performance REX 140 Marelli ECU is tasked with producing world-class power.

The R1 GYTR VR46 award was presented to Valentino Rossi at the One More Lap event at EICMA 2021. This is the first time Yamaha has paid tribute to the VR46 and its historical legacy.


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The full specifications of the R1 GYTR VR46 Tribute

From the GYTR 2022 catalog:

GYTR Electronic throttle, GYTR Slipper Clutch, GYTR Head Gasket, GYTR Radiator Kit, GYTR Air Funnel Set, GYTR Handlebar Set, GYTR Handlebar Switches, GYTR Front Brake Protector, GYTR Adjustable Rear Set, GYTR Akrapovic Factory Line System, and GYTR Marchesini Wheel Set.


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WSBK development special spare parts : 

22 L Factory Fuel Tank, Full Carbon Rear Subframe, Underslung Swingarm Assy, Adjustable Triple Clamp Kit (Offset adjustable 22.5mm x 27mm), Special Carbon Fiber Fearing and Racing Screen, Engine Factory Tuned, ECU REX 140 Marelli, Wire Harness Dedicated to Marelli REX140 ECU, Sensor Kit, WorldSBK-spec Air Filter, Ohlins side steering damper, Ohlins Factory Front Fork, Ohlins Factory Pneumatic adjustable rear shock, Brembo Front Master Cylinder, Brembo Discs Set, Brembo Rear Caliper Set, Brembo Front Caliper Set, and Chrome Lite Dashboard with GPS.


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