1 . Distinctive World GP 60th Anniversary Edition Styling From the distinctive 60th Anniversary Yamaha Heritage White and Redline chain-block livery to the numerous special detailing touches, including gold forks, gold wheels, Yamaha factory race-bike gold Tuning Fork emblems, black levers and special commemorative badging on the airbox cover, the striking YZF-R1 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to Yamaha’s passion for racing and winning at the highest levels of motorsport.
2 . MotoGP®- Derived Crossplane Crankshaft Engine The 998cc inline-four-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s exclusive crossplane crankshaft technology derived from Yamaha's YZR-M1 MotoGP® race bike. Every aspect of this unique engine is built to thrill.
3 . Digital Superbike Technology The R1 features a cableless ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®) system that transforms the rider’s inputs into motion, with a full suite of IMU-powered electronic rider aids that bring new meaning to the term "rider confidence."
4 . Superbike Brakes & Tires The YZF-R1 utilizes track-focused braking hardware, featuring potent 4-piston radial-mounted front calipers, stainless steel front brake lines, big 320mm front rotors with high-friction pads and a compact ABS unit. The Bridgestone® RS11 tires ensure true racetrack-ready traction with balanced road feel and handling.
5 . Legendary R- Series Handling Built around Yamaha’s refined Deltabox aluminum frame technology and mounting high-spec, fully-adjustable KYB® suspension, the YZF-R1 exemplifies over 20 years of chassis technology developed on racetracks around the world.
6 . Next Level R- Series Evolution In developing the R1, Yamaha engineers combined feedback gleaned from top-level riders and the world's most challenging race circuits. Advanced electronic systems boost rider confidence and control while the engine, suspension, brakes and aerodynamics complete the package.