Yamaha Pays Tribut to Valentino Rossi’s Legendary Career with a Special R1 GYTR VR46


To honor Valentino Rossi’s illustrious MotoGP career, Yamaha Motor Europe has created a special R1 GYTR VR46 Tribute with unique specifications to offer to the nine-time world champion for his many successful years spent at the top of motorcycle road racing with Yamaha.

Yamaha Celebrate Valentino Rossi’s Sensational Career with Special R1 GYTR VR46 Tribute

Rossi ascended to prominence in MotoGP history after making his debut 26 years ago, creating some of the most mesmerizing and memorable performances that influenced and inspired an entirely new generation of motorcycle racing stars.

Yamaha has created this one-of-a-kind R1 to honor Rossi’s illustrious achievements, which include nine world championship titles in the MotoGP, 250cc, and 125cc classes, 115 wins, and 235 podiums in 425 race starts, and a special livery designed by Aldo Drudi, Rossi’s long-time helmet designer and friend.

The R1 GYTR VR46 contains forthcoming 2022 GYTR spec parts and unique features, all of which are a direct result of Yamaha’s WorldSBK development, which helped Yamaha win the 2021 WorldSBK Triple Crown, culminating in the highest spec R1 GYTR ever made for track day use. A unique gift that the Tavullia legend will be able to enjoy soon at the Misano circuit.

The tank capacity has been raised to 22 L, and a new carbon fibre fairing kit and full carbon rear subframe have been created with weight savings in mind. Brembo brakes have been designed for exceptional stopping power, while the REX 140 Marelli high-performance ECU delivers world-class power delivery.

The whole list of specific parts, which are in addition to GYTR parts like the Ohlins suspension and GYTR front and rear sprockets, comes from WorldSBK Championship-winning experience.

Valentino Rossi received the R1 GYTR VR46 Respect for the One More Lap event at EICMA 2021, which the Italian star attended for the first time, as Yamaha paid tribute to VR46 and his illustrious history.

The R1 GYTR VR46 Tribute was built with carefully selected parts which, among others, include the following:

From the 2022 GYTR catalogue:
• GYTR Electronic throttle
• GYTR Slipper Clutch
• GYTR Head Gasket 
• GYTR Radiator Kit 
• GYTR Air Funnel Set
• GYTR Handlebar Set
• GYTR Handlebar Switches
• GYTR Front Brake Protector
• GYTR Adjustable Rear Set
• GYTR Akrapovic Factory Line System
• GYTR Marchesini Wheel Set

Special parts from WorldSBK development:
• 22 L Factory Fuel Tank
• Full Carbon Rear Subframe
• Underslung Swingarm Assy
• Adjustable Triple Clamp Kit (Offset adjustable 22.5mm x 27mm)
• Special Carbon Fiber Fearing and Racing Screen
• Engine Factory Tuned
• ECU REX 140 Marelli
• Wire Harness Dedicated to Marelli REX140 ECU
• Sensor Kit
• WorldSBK-spec Air Filter
• Öhlins Side Steering Damper 
• Öhlins Factory Front Fork
• Öhlins Factory Pneumatic adjustable rear shock
• Brembo Front Master Cylinder 
• Brembo Discs Set• Brembo Rear Caliper Set
• Brembo Front Caliper Set
• Chrome Lite Dashboard with GPS

The uniforms of MOTOGP racing drivers are currently available at the following websites for a reasonable price:

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