EICMA 2018: Special edition Yamaha YZF-R3 GYTR revealed

06/11/2018 - 14:43 | ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

Yamaha has revealed a track-focused version of its new 2019 YZF-R3 motorcycle. Christened YZF-R3 GYTR or Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing, the limited edition motorcycle is currently on display at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.

Limited Edition Yamaha Gytr R3 Right Side
The track-spec Yamaha YZF-R3 GYTR was unveiled at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show. The motorcycle will be sold in limited numbers.

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The track spec YZF-R3 gets special hardware list that includes Ohlins Racing suspension, Brembo front disc brake, titanium Akrapovic exhaust system and GYTR engine kit. The special kit helps the motor to comply with 2019 World Supersport 300 championship FIM regulations. The racing kit would have improved the performance numbers although Yamaha has remained tight-lipped about any figures.

The stock motorcycle, for reference, draws 42 PS of maximum power at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of peak torque at 9,000 rpm from its 321 cc liquid-cooled, in-line twin-cylinder, dual overhead cam (DOHC), fuel-injected engine.

All the street-legal bits like the rear view mirrors, blinkers and the number plate holders have been removed to shed mass and deliver better power-to-weight ratio. The rider saddle has been turned into a racing style unit while the pillion seat is traded for a rear cowl.

The fairing design has been retained from the 2019 YZF-R3. Regular readers would know that the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike-inspired new fairing and windscreen design on the 2019 YZF-R3 is aerodynamically improvised that gives an increase of up to 8 km/h in the top speed over its predecessor.

Apart from the YZF-R3, Yamaha also showcased the YZF-R1 GYTR. The litre-class motorcycle received red and white livery in celebration of 20 years of the Yamaha R1. The YZF-R1 GYTR will be limited to just 20 units. Full specifications and prices would be revealed later.

The YZF-R1, in the stock state of tune, uses a 998cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder engine that is tuned to deliver 200 PS of maximum power at 13,500 rpm and 112.4 Nm of peak torque at 11,500 rpm.

Watch the Yamaha conference at EICMA 2018 below (jump to 36:30 for GYTR model):

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The feature list on the YZF-R1 GYTR includes race ECU, Ohlins FGRT 219 fork up front and TTX36 GP rear shock absorber, fully adjustable steering damper and full titanium Akrapovic exhaust system. Both, the YZF-R3 and YZF-R1 GYTR, are limited to track use only. Both models are limited in numbers and are unlikely to reach the Indian shores.

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