- GYTR racing kit launched for Yamaha YZF R7
- Comprises weight-saving and performance hardware
Yamaha has launched the new GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) kit for the YZF R7 supersport in the international markets. It is aimed at riders who want to make their R7 more track-focused.
The GYTR kit gets a couple of goodies to enhance its performance. The suspension setup includes front forks and monoshock sourced from Ohlins. Even the braking setup is more efficient than the stock setup with steel braided lines.
An Akrapovic exhaust canister and a fibreglass reinforced plastic race fairing are also a part of the package for shaving off a couple of kilos. Lastly, you can also get rear set footpegs and a forward-set clip-on handlebar for a more committed riding position.
The YZF R7 is powered by a 689cc, parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled CP2 which also does duty on the MT-07. This unit is capable of producing 72.4bhp at 8,750rpm and 67Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. Transmission duties are handled by a six-speed gearbox with an assist and a slipper clutch as standard. Meanwhile, a Quick Shift System is available as an optional extra.
Yamaha retails the YZF R7 in two colour options including Icon Blue and Yamaha Black in the international markets. The supersport locks horns with the likes of the Aprilia RS660 and the Honda CBR650R.