Yamaha Introduces GYTR Performance Products for R-Series bikes2018-02-02 15:06
Competition is the very lifeblood of Yamaha, and the dedication to win is deeply embedded within the company's pure race-bred DNA. The famous 'triple tuning forks' brand has been winning since the day the very first Yamaha motorcycle was created, and the desire to be on the top step of the podium is stronger than ever.
Since the original YZF-R1 transformed the Supersport landscape forever, Yamaha's R-Series models have left their mark on the track. With their legendary 'no-compromise' design philosophy - combined with a burning desire to win - the latest generation YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 are two of the most successful production Supersport machines on the racetrack.
New GYTR Performance Products for YZF-R1 and YZF-R6
Developed exclusively by Yamaha's engineers, GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) Performance Products have been giving Yamaha Off-Road racers a real advantage for over 15 years. In road racing, the YEC brand has a long and successful history in engineering performance racing parts. Now in 2018, YEC and GYTR become one global brand to serve customers aiming to convert their Yamaha motorcycles to race winning machines.
Designed for closed circuit use only, the wide range of GYTR Performance Products are inspired by the same performance enhancing technology that powered Yamaha supported R-Series bikes to earn the top spot in the Endurance World Championship, Suzuka 8 Hours and also lay claim to the WorldSSP title in 2017.
By adding an exciting new dimension to the R World, Yamaha's GYTR Performance Products take the RSeries Supersport experience to another level, and give every racer the chance to achieve the motorcycle's complete potential on the racetrack.
All GYTR Performance Products are developed in-house using this valuable input from our factory supported teams, and every YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 rider can have total confidence in the quality, durability and performance of each GYTR component.
2018 GYTR R-Series Performance Products
A small selection from a wide range of GYTR parts:
• Race ECU - optimizes fuel level for maximum performance
• Wire harness assembly - lightweight race dedicated wire harness
• Spark plug set - contributes to higher engine power output
• Air funnel set - improves intake airflow
• Camshaft - higher lift to improve power output
• Pistons & con-rods - maintain uniform piston weight in engine
• Race ready wheels - wheels are delivered with all bearings, seals and rotors included. Rear wheel also
includes brake disc
Partner-branded parts offered by Yamaha:
• Akrapovic race exhaust systems
• Öhlins front and rear suspension
• Öhlins steering damper
• Gilles axle protection kits
• Gilles crankcase protection kits
• Gilles FIM regulated parts (required for racing)
o Shark fin chain protector
o Front brake lever guard
GYTR: Constant evolution
Yamaha's range of GYTR Performance Products and Genuine Yamaha Accessories are constantly evolving in order to ensure that every Yamaha customer can benefit fully from the very latest technologies and manufacturing processes.
In addition to the company's GYTR Performance Products which are developed in-house, Yamaha strives to partner with premium suppliers, proven by our successful partnerships with the industry leaders ?hlins and Akrapovic, to offer further performance enhancing products to customers.
Price and availability
GYTR R-Series Performance Products will be available at Yamaha dealers from April 2018. Please contact your national Yamaha press officer for more detailed information and the local retail price.
Source: Yamaha Motor Europe
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