- Gets a special livery
- Uses Bridgestone RS11 tyres
- No changes to the mechanical specifications
Yamaha Motor has unveiled the World GP 60th Anniversary Edition of its litre-class motorcycle, the YZF-R1. This new variant of the company’s flagship supersport motorcycle celebrates Yamaha’s Grand Prix racing history.
The Yamaha YZF-R1 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition features a special livery that comprises a Yamaha Heritage White base paint along with Redline graphics on the fairing, fuel tank, and rear panel. The paint theme is complemented by golden coloured alloy wheels. The changes, however, are limited to cosmetic upgrades. The design, features, and hardware remain similar to the standard motorcycle. Thus, the YZF-R1 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition features twin projector-style headlights and twin DRLs at the front, a full-fairing with a visor, muscular fuel tank, split-style step-up seat, and a side-slung exhaust.
The hardware comprises KYB fully-adjustable upside-down telescopic front forks and a rear mono-shock to perform the suspension tasks. The braking department includes twin rotors at the front and a single disc at the back. The alloy wheels are wrapped in Bridgestone RS11 tyres.
The mechanical specifications retain the 998cc inline-four crossplane, liquid-cooled engine that produces 197bhp and 112Nm of peak torque. The comprehensive electronics package includes ride-by-wire throttle, Inertia Measurement Unit, engine brake management, power delivery mode, lean-angle sensitive traction control system, slide control system, wheelie control, launch control, and a bidirectional quickshifter.