As track only bike goes, the new 2019 YZF-R1 GYTR 20th Anniversary special, and extremely limited edition, is probably on the top of the list of bikes we really would like to have on the garage. And now, Yamaha has put a price on this dream bike.
According to European sources, Yamaha Europe is now saying that the R1 GYTR 20th Anniversary has a price of 39.500€, around RM188.400 at current exchange rates.
Built in such limited numbers – only 20 units in total for the whole Planet – means Yamaha needs to source to who it delivers each bike, and so the Japanese brand has announced that sales are now open in Yamaha dealerships around the World.
Featuring World Superbike specs, this YZF-R1 GYTR 20th Anniversary (GYTR: Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing, formerly YEC) gets a special tribute paint scheme to honor the first YZF-R1 ever sold to the public, back in 1998.
And for such a hefty price tag, Yamaha installs on this special limited version a racing wiring harness (lighter than stock), race ECU and throttle, plus Ohlins FGRT 219 forks and a TTX36 GP shock, a fully adjustable steering damper and a full titanium Akrapovic Evolution 2 exhaust system.
Yamaha’s own racing team will assemble each bike, complete with carbon fiber fairings in the Suzuka replica colors, bringing an even bigger connection to Yamaha’s racing feats like the four wins in a row in the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hours race.
They’ll also set the chassis and break the engine in on the dyno before it’s delivered to its new owner, with Yamaha engineers making sure the Crossplane engine of the YZF-R1 GYTR will be able to perform as expected. And we expect the engine to put a lot more power to the ground than the stock 200 hp of the YZF-R1.
Also worth mentioning that the 20 lucky owners will also be automatically admitted to the 2019 Yamaha Racing Experience race school.
If you hurry up and race to your nearest Yamaha dealership, you might be able to grab one of these very special bikes!