YAMAHA PRESENTS WSBK WORLD CHAMPION R1 SPORT MOTORCYCLE
This Yamaha R1 uses World Superbike parts to celebrate Yamaha's victory.
Toprak Razgatlioglu made himself known to the Indonesian public after establishing himself as the new World Superbike champion at the Mandalika Circuit in late November.
Ratzgatlioglu broke the dominance of Kawasaki's Jonathan Rea, who has won the world championship for six consecutive seasons.
The Turkish racer rode a Yamaha R1 modified to compete on the WSBK race track. In order to celebrate Ratzgatlioglu's victory, Yamaha Motor Europe and Crescent Yamaha have launched a limited edition R1.
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In addition to commemorating Razgatlioglu's win, the special edition R1 also marks Yamaha's first WSBK Manufacturers Championship title since 2009, as well as Pata Yamaha Brixx WorldSBK's first championship win. That makes it a hattrick for Yamaha in 2021.
The limited unit (only 21 produced worldwide) is officially called the Toprak Razgatlioglu Yamaha R1. It is a replica of Toprak's superbike while competing in WSBK, built as a track-only superbike.
It packs an engine capable of sending 205 hp to the rear wheels, an increase of about 20 hp compared to the standard R1. The full-system exhaust system of the WSBK-spec Akrapovic is installed together with the GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) ECU.
Ohlins supplied suspension equipped with titanium fasteners, factory-spec racing top fork clamps, which also come with Marchesini's renowned lightweight racing wheels. Brembo is also installed for the braking system. The Toprak edition R1 is also relatively light — Its wet weight is only 175 kg, including all the liquid inside. That figure is about 26 kg lighter than the standard R1.
In addition to performance, the appearance of this motorbike is made as close as possible to the original with a replica of Toprak's Pata Yamaha livery and covered with high-quality paint. The sponsor sticker and Razgatlioglu's number 54 on the fairing and the attached seat are also identical.
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This unit comes with a build certificate signed by team principals Paul Denning and Toprak Razgatlioglu, a special badge, and a limited edition number and VIN.
Purchases can only be made online. The motorcycle is estimated to be priced at around USD 67,000 or around Rp 965 million. VIP tickets for two for the 2022 WSBK show as team guests plus a pit-box visit and a chance to meet Razgatlioglu are also included in the purchase package.
In addition, the customer will also receive Toprak's signed riding equipment during the 2021 racing season, personalized bike setup as well as a one-on-one coaching session with Crescent Yamaha mechanics James Hillier or Niall Mackenzi.
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